Don't Let a New Jersey Drug Possession w/Intent Charge Ruin Your
Fight your Possession with Intent to Distribute,
Dispense or Manufacture Charge
New Jersey drug laws are very complicated, and "possession
with intent" charges have severe consequences and penalties. If you've been charged with drug
possession with intent to distribute, dispense or manufacture, or any drug
charges, you need an experienced defense attorney to fight for
Some Penalties in New Jersey for Possession with Intent to Distribute:
- Possession with Intent to Distribute marijuana/pot - up to
10 years in jail. Fines from $750-$100,000. Also includes
- Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine - From 3-20 years
in jail; Fines from $1000-$300,000. If the amount exceeds 5 ounces
(oz), there is a mandatory 3-5 year sentence.
- Possession with Intent to Distribute Meth/Methamphetamines/Speed
- From 3-10 years in jail; Fines from $1000-$100,000.
- Possession with Intent to Distribute LSD/Acid - From 3-5 years
in jail; Fines from $2000-$300,000.
Intent to distribute, dealing or selling drugs to minors can result
in even harsher penalties under new NJ Drug laws.
New Jersey Drug Possession w/Intent Defense Strategies
Strategies for a possession with intent to distribute,
dispense, or manufacture charge are similar to those in a
simple possession case. A motion to
suppress the evidence against you is a typical place to start. And
depending on the facts of your particular case, we may try to challenge
whether you were properly giving your rights under Miranda.
Remember that district attorney must always be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that
the alleged substance is actually an illegal controlled substance, and
that the substance belonged to you or was in your
possession. These are claims that I will challenge if the facts don't
I'll also frequently try to get the charges reduced to simple
possession if the facts of your case don't justify the more serious
charges. That way, worst case, we can try to take the most serious
penalties off the table if you are found guilty.
These are just a few examples. The actual defense I would focus on
depends on the specifics of your case. I'll be happy to tell you what I
think the your best strategy is, after talking to you and reviewing the
police report and any other evidence against you.
If you are accused of possession with intent to distribute or
manufacture, or other drug charges in New Jersey, please call
me at (888) 628-8394. I'll offer my advice on your legal
situation, and tell you what I can do to help. There's no obligation, call now.
Attorney Matthew Reisig
New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer - Freehold, NJ
(888) 628-8394 or locally at (732) 625-9660