The penalty for possession of CDS while operating a motor vehicle in New Jersey is a motor vehicle penalty rather than a criminal one, and you’ll face a two year license suspension, plus fines.
Additionally, you’ll probably be charged with a criminal act like possession of controlled dangerous substances or even distributing CDS.
These are serious charges under New Jersey law, that can have repercussions throughout your life, especially if convicted on criminal drug possession charges.
When facing drug charges of any type in New Jersey, it’s important to work with experienced legal help who can evaluate the charges against you and develop a strategy that minimizes your exposure to potentially serious consequences.
This may include finding alternatives to jail like pretrial intervention programs and conditional discharges, or questioning the probable cause behind the stop that led to the arrest in the first place.
For experienced criminal defense help anywhere in New Jersey, call attorney Matthew Reisig at 732-625-9661 today for a free consultation.