Drug Possession Penalties
Experienced New Jersey Drug Crime Lawyer Discusses Drug Possession Penalties
As an experienced criminal defense attorney who has successfully defended hundreds of drug possession cases, I would like to put people at ease because incarceration doesn’t seem terribly common for possession of small levels of marijuana, small levels of cocaine, and small levels of heroin.
Repeat Drug-Related Offenders Will Face More Serious Consequences
However, if you are a repeat offender, jail time becomes much more likely. You will be looking at potential jail time, fines that can be in the thousands of dollars and the possibility of the loss of their driving privileges.
A conviction for a drug offense in New Jersey also requires your license to be suspended, and that is a significant consequence that can impact your daily life, and livelihood.
Driver’s License Suspension with a Drug-Related Offense
If you are in a motor vehicle driving with a suspended license for a drug related offense, they’re going to give you a ticket. They’re going to give you a summons. That summons in a motor vehicle, actually carries a two-year suspension of your driving privileges, which is a longer time period than if you are found guilty of a criminal charge.
The disorderly persons offense, the 2C:36 violation, which is what you’d be charged with simple drug possession, is six months driver’s license suspension. The motor vehicle suspension is actually much more serious, but all that can be vitiated by a successful application process for a conditional discharge.
If you or someone you love has been arrested for a drug possession in New Jersey, contact experienced New Jersey drug crime lawyer Carl Spector for a free confidential consultation. With over 30 years of experience defending New Jersey residents against drug possession charges, he knows how to best prepare a strong defense to ensure you will receive the best possible outcome. Call today and let his experience work for you.