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Manchester NJ Drug Offense Attorney

CDS Charge in Manchester New JerseyThe biggest block of Manchester and Ocean County criminal offenses concern controlled dangerous substances ("cds"). Heroin has unquestionably been a major player although drugs like cocaine and marijuana are also commonplace. If you were arrested for a drug offense in Manchester Township, the Manchester NJ Criminal Lawyers at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are well qualified to defend you. We have decades of experience handling drug possession and cds distribution cases in Manchester and the rest of the county. Our former prosecutors and skilled defense attorneys have what is necessary to defend your case with over 100 years in practice combined. A lawyer is ready to help you with the defense of any Manchester drug or cds offense you may be facing including:

An attorney is available for a free consultation by calling our Toms River Office at 732-286-6500.

Charged With Drug Possession in Manchester Township

Almost all drug possession cases in Manchester Township arise out of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. This law makes it illegal to actually or constructively possess any form of cds without obtaining a valid prescription. The severity of a violation of this law depends on the type and quantity of drugs involved. Personal possession of heroin, cocaine and other Schedule I, II, III & IV forms of cds results in a third degree crime. It is a fourth degree crime to possess more than 50 grams of marijuana or more than five grams of hashish. Possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana in Manchester is a disorderly persons offense.

Arrested for Distributing Drugs in ManchesterDistribution of drugs in Manchester results in a violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. When the conduct is in a school zone, an additional offense applies under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7. The same is true if someone is selling, distributing or possessing drugs with intent to distribute in a public park or house project zone except that the law which applies is N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1. A conviction for distribution or possession with intent to distribute cds results in a third degree, second degree or first degree crime depending on the quantity being sold. The only exception is where an ounce or less of marijuana is concerned in which case distributing/selling is a fourth degree crime.
Manchester NJ Drug Possession Defense LawyerWhether you are facing a cds charge in the municipal court of Manchester or a complex drug distribution offense at the Ocean County Superior Court, the defense team at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is equipped to represent you. Our attorneys include former county and municipal prosecutors, even one who has served in Manchester, that have successfully defended many individuals just like you over the last several decades. To speak to a defense lawyer immediately, contact us at 732-286-6500. An attorney is available 24/7 to provide a free consultation. Additional Manchester Township NJ Legal Resources
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