Seaside Heights Cocaine Possession Attorney
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.
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.Additional Seaside Heights Legal Resources