Toms River NJ Cocaine Possession Attorney
Possession of cocaine is illegal under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(1). This law prohibits a person from directly or constructively possessing a drug classified on Schedule I of the Controlled dangerous Substances Act such as cocaine. This violation is a third degree crime which is an indictable offense that falls under the jurisdiction of the Criminal Division of the Superior Court in Toms River New Jersey. If you possessed cocaine or have been accused of conspiracy to possess this cds, your case will not be heard in municipal court. The same is true if you have been charged with cocaine distribution. All criminal charges involving cocaine are felonies in nature falling squarely within the authority of the county court as opposed to the municipal court in Toms River.
The penalties if you fail to successfully defend your Toms River cocaine possession charge can be significant. You face a fine of up to $35,000. The period of incarceration for third degree possession of cocaine is 3-5 years. There are also mandatory court assessments that must be imposed, along with a driver's license suspension that can range from 6 to 24 months. A third degree crime for possession of cocaine is eligible for Pretrial Intervention.Toms River Third Degree Possession of Cocaine Lawyer
You should strongly consider contacting a lawyer at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall if you are facing a third degree possession of cocaine offense in Toms River. We are former prosecutors and skilled attorneys with over a century of combined experience to put into action on your behalf. An attorney will put the time into conducting a thorough review of your case and advising you what we believe can be accomplished by our firm. To take advantage of a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers, call 732-286-6500.
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