Drug offenses are serious charges and if you are charged, you could be facing some undesirable consequences that may impact your life. Here is some information about drug offenses.
Drug Charges in New Jersey
If you’re charged with a drug offense in New Jersey, there are very specific consequences if you’re convicted by plea or by trial. Possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, possession of methadone, they all carry very severe consequences. Much of the penalties can result in loss of a driver’s privilege, loss of driver’s license if you have a license in this state, jail time, community service.
Drug Offenses: Charged with Possession of Heroin
In someone is charged with possession of heroin in the state of New Jersey, it’s important they know that there are serious consequences. Being sentenced to jail is a consequence, loss of driving privilege is a consequence, and if someone loses their license due to a conviction, they could very easily lose their livelihood or ability to be employed. These are all very serious consequences.
Drug Offenses: Charged with Possession of Cocaine
In New Jersey, if you’re charged with possession of cocaine, you’re faced with serious charges. Possession of a controlled, dangerous substance carries with it the potential of jail time, high fines, and loss of driving privileges. A case can be prosecuted in the superior court or the municipal court. If it’s prosecuted in the municipal court it’s still a very serious charge and still carries very serious consequences, so I would suggest that you contact an experienced attorney.
Drug Offenses: Distribution of a Controlled Substance
If you’re charged with distribution of a controlled, dangerous substance: marijuana, cocaine, heroin, those are very serious indictable offenses. Offenses like those will probably be prosecuted in the superior court. You’re facing jail time, significant fines, and loss of license.
If you’re facing drug offenses in the state of New Jersey, please call the office of New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Carl Spector.