Jackson Township NJ Drug Possession Lawyers

Charged With CDS Possession in JacksonHundreds of drug possession offenses are filed every year in Jackson Township New Jersey. Although marijuana possession comprises the largest volume of these criminal charges, offenses involving other forms of controlled dangerous substance ("cds") offenses are also filed in this Ocean County municipality, including possession of cocaine and prescription drugs. The knowledge and ability of the lawyers hired to represent you will probably play a big part as to whether you avoid a criminal conviction, mandatory license suspension and other penalties for possessing drugs in Jackson. Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver has eight criminal attorneys, several of which are former prosecutors, that possess over 100 years in practice. Whether your charge is being handled in municipal court or at the Superior Court, a Jackson criminal defense lawyer at our firm has the tools to effectively defend you. Contact our Toms River Office at 732-286-6500 for free consultation.
Possession Offense in Jackson New JerseyThe team of skilled attorneys at our firm have handled just about every type of drug case you can imagine, including countless involving heroin and cocaine. We are ready to undertake a comprehensive review of the circumstances of your arrest and to formulate a plan that will allow you to achieve the best result in your matter. A lawyer at Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver is prepared to defend whatever possession of cds offense you are facing in Jackson Township so that serious penalties are averted or minimized. The following is a breakdown of the penalties you currently face depending on the degree of cds possession involved:
  • Third Degree Crime. Most third degree possession charges carry a fine of up to $35,000 and up to 5 years in prison.
  • Fourth Degree Crime. A fourth degree crime for possession of marijuana or hashish results in maximum penalties that include a $25,000 fine and 18 months of imprisonment.
  • Disorderly Persons Offense. A disorderly persons offense for possession of cds carries a fine of up to $1,000 and a county jail term that can reach 6 months.

In addition to the aforementioned penalties, there is a 6-24 month driver's license suspension that must be imposed upon conviction for any form of drug possession or drug paraphernalia.

Jackson NJ CDS Possession LawyerIt is important to keep in mind that you have many rights under the law that will be protected by a savvy attorney at our office. Police cannot simply pull over a car without a valid reason nor search a vehicle or house absent probable cause. To speak to a lawyer about these or any other issue, contact our office at 732-286-6500. Attorneys are available 24/7 to assist you. Additional Jackson Township Legal Resources

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