When it comes to New Jersey drug charges, many people feel that the punishments greatly outweigh the crime. Unfortunately, drug charges seem to be increasing over the years rather than decreasing, making it more important to work with a competent New Jersey criminal attorney to help fight and limit the charges against you. The Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, can help you or your loved one fight the New Jersey CDS with intent to distribute charges.
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 governs possessing, manufacturing and distributing and intent to distribute charges. Some of the common drugs individuals are caught and charged with intent to distribute include: marijuana, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamines and prescription drugs. Like many criminal charges, the severity of the punishment and classification depends on the quantity of drugs involved and the type of drug. For instance, marijuana penalties are lesser than cocaine. There can also be additional issues when dealing with a previous conviction on this or other major criminal charges. Ranging from a fourth degree to a first-degree offense, some of the penalties attached to an intent to distribute conviction include:
- Jail time
- Heavy fines
- Drug rehabilitation and education classes
- Drivers’ license suspension
- Community service
- Criminal record
Of course, just because you are charged with intent to distribute CDS in New Jersey, does not mean that you will be convicted of it. Proving an intent to distribute charge can get complicated quickly (even for those dealing with small amounts), and there are many viable defenses available to your case, including evidentiary issues in how the police investigated the initial scene and stored any of the questionable drugs while you were awaiting trial. Any unlawfully obtained evidence cannot be used against you, this is one of the first places I look when putting together your defense. Do not simply accept the serious criminal charges against you, get in touch with the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, to discuss the details of your case today.
The Law Offices Of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC
If you or a loved one has recently been charged with intent to distribute charge in New Jersey, I understand that this is a very scary time. For many of my clients, they feel a tremendous amount of relief hiring me and knowing that my personality and professional background will work hard to fight the charges against them. I have successfully reduced and eliminated these very charges for clients in the past, let me try to get you the same great results. When you choose my law firm, you work directly with me, I never pass your case off to less experienced associates like many other law firms do. I am available 24/7, and your initial consultation is always free so pick up the phone and give me a call today. I look forward to speaking with you!