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Jackson NJ Cocaine Lawyer

Cocaine Possession Lawyers in Jackson New JerseyCocaine is a controlled dangerous substance ("cds") which is back on the rise in Jackson NJ and elsewhere in Ocean County. The thought that powder or crack (a.k.a. "rock", crack, etc.) cocaine is a drug of the past has no relevance these days. Individuals are being charged with possession of cocaine every day and Jackson is definitely showing signs of this growth. If you were arrested for possessing cocaine or, even worse, cocaine distribution, it is in your best interests to speak to the lawyers at our firm. Here at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we have assembled a team of former prosecutors and skilled attorneys who are equipped to effectively defend any cocaine offense with over a century in practice combined. To speak to an attorney about the first degree, second degree or third degree crime you are facing at the Ocean County Superior Court, contact our Toms River Office at 732-286-6500. Initial consultations with a lawyer at the firm are always free. Charged With Possession of Cocaine in Jackson TownshipIt is a third degree crime under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(1) to actually or constructively possess any quantity of cocaine for personal use. If you are convicted of knowingly possessing this drug you face a state prison term of up to 5 years and a fine of up to $35,000. The sentencing judge is also required, absent a showing of significant hardship, to suspend your driver's license for at least 6 months and as much as 24 months. Given the severity of these penalties, it is certainly in your best interests to consult with one of our attorneys about the motor vehicle stop, search of your apartment/house or other circumstances surrounding how it was found you allegedly possessed cocaine. We may be able to successfully challenge the search warrant or warrantless search so that the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office is precluded from convicting you. There is also the possibility that we can secure diversion of the charge through Pretrial Intervention. Selling, Distributing or Possession With Intent to Distribute Cocaine in Jackson NJ Distribution of cocaine in Jackson NJ is illegal under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. The penalties for selling, distributing or possessing cocaine with intent to distribute depend on the quantity involved. It is a first degree crime where the weight of cocaine is five ounces or more. A second degree crime arises where the quantity is at least a half ounce but less than five ounces. It is a third degree crime to distribute less than a half ounce. The term of imprisonment is 0-5 years, 5-10 years and 10-20 years for cocaine distribution in the third degree, second degree and first degree, respectively. Additional penalties apply if the charge stems from conduct in a school zone or public park zone. Jackson NJ Cocaine Distribution AttorneyCocaine distribution is an extremely serious offense in Jackson and the rest of Ocean County. As you can see, you face stiff penalties in Toms River if you are convicted of distributing cocaine. This is the primary why you need to retain an attorney who is highly skilled in defending cds distribution charges. This is precisely what you will obtain if you choose to hire the attorneys at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. We are former prosecutors with over 100 years of combined experience defending cases at the Superior Court in Toms River. Call 732-286-6500 to speak to a lawyer on our staff in a free initial consultation. Additional Jackson Township NJ Legal Resources
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