New Jersey Narcotics Offenses
If you are facing any type of narcotics offense in New Jersey, such as possession, distribution or manufacturing drugs, you need legal assistance immediately. The experienced attorneys at Cores and Associates have years of experience in assisting individuals in avoiding serious penalties, prison time and the loss of your good name.
At Cores and Associates, our dedicated and knowledgeable team of attorneys can handle all types of narcotics offense cases. We have former county and state prosecutors who know what it takes to build a narcotics case and how to effectively and successfully defend them.
If you have been charged with a narcotics offense, you need to work fast to develop the best strategy for your specific case. The attorneys at Cores and Associates know how to examine the evidence and will guide you through the complex process. We will fight to defend you. Contact us today for a free consultation.
How We Defend Drug Charges in New Jersey
If you are arrested for a narcotics charge in New Jersey, you could be facing jail or prison time and you need an experienced attorney at your side. The attorneys at Cores and Associates will assist you in getting out of custody, investigating all aspects of your case and working with you to strategize the best way to fight the charges. We will work with you to protect your rights and get the charges reduced or dismissed.
The experienced attorneys at Cores and Associates can help you by quickly examining the facts of your case, getting you out of custody immediately, investigating all aspects of the case, keeping you informed during all the steps of the case and working to have the charges reduced or dismissed. If your case goes to trial, the attorneys of Cores and Associates have years of trial experience and will fight to win your case.
We have experienced criminal defense attorneys who have also worked as state and county prosecutors, so we know what it takes to beat any kind of narcotics charge. Contact us today for a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.
Narcotics Offense Penalties in New Jersey
New Jersey is serious about drug offenses, especially in light of the ongoing opioid epidemic in the state. Therefore, you need an attorney who will fight the charges and get them reduced or dismissed. The experienced attorneys at Cores and Associates are dedicated to assist you in this fight.
There are many different types of drug offenses in the state, including possession of drug paraphernalia (such as pipes, scales and grinders), possession of small amounts of marijuana and other minor offenses. These are usually handled as disorderly persons offenses in municipal court. They can carry penalties of fines or county jail time.
Possession of other types of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) are generally treated as third or fourth degree felonies, depending on the type of drug and the amount found. These offenses can carry a fine of up to $35,000 and up to five years in state prison. Additional charges can apply if the possession is near a school or other public places, like parks. Also, if this is a second or subsequent offense, the fines and prison time can be increased. If you have questions about your charges, contact Cores & Associates for a free consultation.
A charge of manufacturing or distributing narcotics carries more severe penalties, which vary depending on the type and amount of drug. Charges can vary from a fourth degree charge all the way up to a first degree charge, which can lead to up to 20 years in state prison. You need an experienced attorney who knows the law and all possible defenses by your side when facing these types of charges and the attorneys at Cores and Associates can help. Contact us today for a free consultation to get started in defending your rights and protecting you and your family.
New Jersey Narcotics Classification
Controlled dangerous substances are regulated by both New Jersey and the federal government. All drugs are placed in one of five categories, depending on the nature of the drug, the potential for abuse, the effects of the drug and any medical uses of the drug.
The most serious class of drugs are those in Schedule 1, which have a very high risk of abuse and can lead to the most serious penalties for possession and distribution. These drugs include heroin, LSD, marijuana and other drugs. Schedule II drugs include many common opiods, like oxycodone and hydrocodone, as well as cocaine and other related drugs. Even commonly found prescription drugs, like Tylenol with codeine, Xanax and some cough medicines are listed as drugs within Schedules III though V, and unauthorized use of these drugs can lead to potential criminal liability. You need to have an experienced narcotics attorney, like the ones at Cores and Associates, to guide you through the process if you are facing any type of charge involving these drugs. Contact our office today for a free consultation to discuss the process.
Defending a Narcotics Case in New Jersey
If you are charged with a narcotics offense, it can seem like there is no way to get out of it without a criminal record. But the attorneys at Cores and Associates have years of experience in fighting these charges, by challenging the validity of a search or whether you actually possessed the drugs at all, proving that the drugs found were not illegal substances at all or that you had a valid prescription for the medication and fighting distribution charges when a possession charge is more appropriate. Contact Cores and Associates for a free consultation to discuss how we can fight for your rights. We handle all types of narcotics offenses, from disorderly persons cases all the way to first degree felonies.