Probably not, but that doesn’t mean you’ll walk away with no penalties.
New Jersey law includes a provision known as a “presumption of non-incarceration for first time offenders” of fourth and third degree crimes, which most states refer to as felonies.
Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) is charged either as a disorderly persons offense, or a fourth or third degree crime.
This means that as a first offender, you are likely to be sentenced to a probationary term or other alternative sentencing program, assuming that negotiations weren’t able to reduce the charge even further.
In some cases, Drug Court and PTI are options for avoiding jail time or even avoiding a criminal conviction.
A skilled attorney can make the difference in your drug possession case in New Jersey.
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