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What Penalties Do I Face for Drug Charges in New Jersey?

Author Clark & Noonan, LLC
Posted June 16, 2017
Category Drug Charges

Wall New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorneys serving Monmouth County, Ocean County, Middlesex County and all surrounding NJ areas.

Posted: November 22, 2016

Facing criminal charges for drug possession puts you and your loved ones in a difficult situation. The first step you need to take following your arrest or drug possession charge is to call our lawyers in New Jersey. We know these charges can turn your life upside down and will work to resolve your case and minimize the impact it has on your livelihood and personal relationships. We can help you through the process and address the possible penalties you’re facing.

Drug Possession Penalties

The State of New Jersey carries potentially severe penalties for drug possession charges due to the 1987 New Jersey Comprehensive Drug Reform Act. The consequences of your charges will depend on which substance and how much of it you had in our possession.

The penalties for your drug charge will vary if you were caught carrying, using or distributing:

Depending on the circumstances, you may be facing jail time, especially if you were caught with an illegal substance in a school zone or the drugs led to someone’s death. Drug manufacturing and distribution charges carry stricter penalties than possession charges, and you’re more likely to serve jail time if you’re convicted.

Our lawyers at Clark & Noonan, LLC are prepared to help you fight your drug charges and will exhaust all resources at our disposal. Our experience as former prosecutors gives us a unique advantage. We will investigate whether your arrest was lawful. This may involve an illegal search and seizure, improper police conduct and failure to follow proper procedures.

If you’ve been arrested for drug possession, call our lawyers in New Jersey as soon as possible at 732-333-3011. Clark & Noonan, LLC serves clients throughout New Jersey including Jersey City, Freehold and Essex.

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