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Seaside Heights Cocaine Possession Attorney

Possession of Cocaine Offense in Seaside Heights New JerseyThere definitely is a spike in cocaine possession in Seaside Heights every summer. The number of individuals arrested for possessing this Schedule I stimulant seems to in fact become more common every season. If you were charged with possession of cocaine in the Borough of Seaside Heights, taking the time to find a skilled attorney to represent you is certainly a wise move. Cocaine possession is an indictable crime of the third degree that carries stiff penalties so securing competent representation is a must. Our firm, Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, is comprised of former county and municipal prosecutors and a team of lawyers that have over 100 years of combined experience representing clients in the Seaside Heights Municipal Court and at the Ocean County Superior Court. An initial consultation with the one of our lawyers is free on charge. Contact us at 732-286-6500 for a review of the circumstances surrounding your case by a lawyer. The following are some common questions possessed by individuals who have been arrested for possessing cocaine in Seaside Heights. Where Will My Seaside Heights Cocaine Possession Charge Be Heard? As previously stated, cocaine possession is a third degree crime. The only venue in the county with jurisdiction to decide this grade of criminal offense is the Criminal Division of the Superior Court. What Does The Prosecutor Have To Prove?

Possession of cocaine is illegal in any question pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(1). In order to convict you of this violation, the prosecutor must prove that you: (1) directly or constructively possessed a controlled dangerous substance ("cds"); (2) the item was cocaine; and (3) your conduct was knowing.

Can I Apply For Pretrial Intervention To Avoid Prosecution For A Seaside Heights Cocaine Possession?

Yes. If you are a first offender and have never been granted a diversion previously (e.g. conditional discharge, pretrial intervention, etc.) you are eligible for Pretrial Intervention.

What Penalties Apply If I Am Convicted For Possessing Cocaine?

The potential penalties for possessing cds contained in Schedule I, including powder or crack cocaine, include a fine of up to $35,000, up to 5 years in prison and a driver's license suspension of 6-24 months.

Seaside Heights NJ Third Degree Possession of Cocaine Lawyer

Third degree possession of cocaine is obviously a serious offense as illustrated by the extent of the penalties that apply if you are convicted. Retaining a lawyer with knowledge in this area of law and a history of success can prove to be your best move to avoid these consequences. The attorney will challenge the search and seizure in your case in hopes of invalidating the motor vehicle stop, entry into residence or rental or other manner in which the cocaine was found. The lawyers at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall welcome the opportunity to represent you in this capacity. Call us at 732-286-6500 for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

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