Toms River Drug Posssession Lawyers
Whether your Toms River possession offense involves cocaine, heroin, marijuana or another controlled dangerous substance ("cds"), a conviction carries significant penalties. There is a driver's license suspension whenever someone is sentenced for possessing drugs. There is also a criminal record, fines and the possibility of jail/prison. It is therefore important that you seek the advice of a skilled drug possession lawyer if you are facing this Toms River charge. Our defense team includes Matthew Dorry, the former prosecutor of Toms River, and eight other lawyers who have been defending cases in Ocean County for over a century combined. A thorough review of your case is just a telephone call away by contacting our Toms River Office for a free consultation. An attorney is available 24/7 at 732-286-6500.Toms River CDS Possession Offense
Most cds possession offenses in Toms River arise out of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. This law makes it unlawful to possess cds absent a valid prescription. Some drugs are illegal in any context because there is no valid medical use and heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, LSD, MDMA (e.g. Molly, Ecstasy) are a few falling within this category. There are other drugs like Xanax, Oxycondone, Vicodin, Adderall, Suboxone that can be prescribed by a license physician but cannot be possessed legally under any other circumstance. If you possessed cds in violation of 2C:35-10, the severity of penalties will hinge on the type and quantity involved. Possession of cds which is contained on Schedule I, II, III or IV results in a third degree crime. Possessing a Schedule V CDS is a fourth degree crime. Possession of over 50 grams of marijuana is also a fourth degree crime. Less than 50 grams of marijuana is a disorderly persons offense.
The penalties for third degree possession of cds include up to 5 years in prison and a maximum fine of $35,000. A fourth degree crime for possessing Schedule V drugs carries a potential fine of $15,000 and up to 18 months in prison. The same is the case with a fourth degree marijuana possession except that the maximum fine is $25,000. A disorderly persons offense for possession of cds/drugs results in a jail sentence that can reach 6 months and a fine of as much as $1,000. All Toms River convictions for possessing cds also result in a driver's license suspension of 6-24 months.