Drug Possession with Intent Charges Defense Attorney in NJ
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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 Drug Possession with Intent Defense Attorney in New Jersey to fight for you.
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 cultivation.
- 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 with Intent Defense Strategies
Defense 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 given your rights under Miranda. Also these factors change based on if you have been accused of distributing drugs in a school zone.
Remember that the 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 support it.
I’ll also frequently try to get the drug charges reduced to simple possession if the facts of your case don’t justify the more serious charges of intent. 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. I’m a skilled and highly experienced Drug Possession with Intent Defense Attorney in New Jersey- 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