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Drug Crimes

Ocean County Drug Charge Lawyers & Former Prosecutors

Drug offenses make up the largest segment of criminal charges heard throughout the Ocean County court system so we are not surprised that you may have been charged with this variety of violation. Possession of drugs like heroin, marijuana, prescription medication, cocaine or other forms of controlled dangerous substance ("CDS") carries serious penalties under New Jersey law. The consequences are even more extreme if you were charged with distribution of drugs since it always involves exposure to a state prison term. Failure to avoid a plea or finding of guilt will also result in a criminal record for a drug offense that can effect your ability to secure employment, obtaining a professional license or maintain your immigration status.

The lawyers at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can help  you avoid the potentially devastating ramification of a cds offense. Our team of criminal attorneys includes several former county and municipal prosecutor that have handled thousands of drug/cds charges over their 100 years in practice combined.  Matthew Dorry, an attorney in our office, is extremely familiar with the courts as the former prosecutor in approximately 15 municipalities including Toms River, Jackson, Manchester, Stafford, Berkeley and Lacey. A lawyer is available 24/7 for a free consultation by contacting our Toms River Office at (732) 286-6500.

CDS Offense in Ocean County

There are a slew of possession and distribution related offenses that arise under New Jersey Law and we have attempted to provide as much helpful guidance on many of these subjects on this website. You will find comprehensive articles on municipal and superior court CDS charges involving:

While you may be feeling defeated, overwhelmed or even angry about the situation you are in, the truth is that the only way you are going to be able to help yourself is by effectively defending the charge you are facing. No one is going to feel sorry for you or roll over to help you – it will require presentation of a thorough defense to escape the cliff you standing in front of you. Hiring the most qualified and experienced criminal defense attorneys to defend you is clearly the primary way you can combat these risks. Jonathan F. Marshall and the staff of lawyers have over 100 years of collective experience handling both basic and complex CDS cases. We have the skills to dismantle the case that the police and prosecutor think they have and to secure the outcome you need. Whether its a motion to suppress to challenge an illegal search or motor vehicle stop, bogus grand jury proceedings, use of an incompetent confidential informant or some other weakness, you can count on our identifying the issue and using it to get you the best results. This may translate into a remand of you charge back to municipal court, a favorable plea agreement or even a dismissal of the offense.

Toms River Drug Distribution Attorneys Are Available Now at (732) 286-6500

All drug cases involving allegations of selling or distributing CDS are handled by the Superior Court and Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office in Toms River. The only narcotic charges that are handled in Ocean County Municipal Courts are not are those involving possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. Our attorneys are well schooled in the defense of cases at both levels of the court system and include individuals who have served as prosecutors at each. We know how the system works, the players involved, and how to navigate the field in a manner so that our clients are served most effectively. A lawyer at our Toms River Office is available immediately for a free consultation by calling (732) 286-6500.

What Clients Say About Our Ocean County Criminal Defense Attorneys
Exemplary attorneys. I hired them for a DUI and an expungement. I was happy with the results for both cases. Special thank you to Samera for always answering all of my calls and questions JC
I'm 45 years old and this was my first time ever getting in trouble with the law. I was in need of a lawyer and after careful research, I called John F. Marshall Attorneys and was introduced to Abe Basch. Abe was professional, supportive and very thorough. I had three charges against me, one civil and two criminal. I was so scared and expressed that to Abe. The first day I had to go to court, I was an absolute nervous wreck but Abe prepped me and kept my anxiety levels down by going over the process of the courts thoroughly with me. He fought to get my charges dismissed and won all three cases (two court appearances). Abe is positive, confident and he ensured I felt the same way. I'd like to say thank you to Abe for working so diligently on my cases to get them dismissed. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my chest! I highly recommend Abe for any charges you may be faced with. Rose C.
I was out of state on a family emergency and I had to retain council asap as a boy friend was sitting in county jail with the new no bail point system and Mr marshal and staff made me feel Soo much better knowing that my detained loved one was in such great hands! He spoke to me as I was outta state kept in touch allowed me to work out payment due to the situation and just all out the difference in my bfs voice alone with all the medical problems and such he was going threw sounded better than he had since the first day he was there and was Soo happy that Mr marshal went that day retained to see him in the jail and have him ready for court which wasn't supposed to be till Friday but again Mr marshall and team got it so we can get him now on wendsday and all I have to say is if your looking for a real down to earth lawyer that will work with you and help in anyway possible and I can't for get the team at the office TONI and everyone else thank you again I'd give 100 stars if I could! Nicole J.
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