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10 04, 2015

11 1/2 Grams of Cocaine Found in Routine Traffic Stop Near Holland Tunnel

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Cocaine Possession Defense Lawyers in Jersey City NJ
The team of Jersey City cocaine possession defense attorneys at the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall fully understand what a drug conviction can do your future. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1), possession of cocaine is either a first, second, third degree felony. The quantity of cocaine seized at the time of your arrest will dictate what degree you are charged with. Typically, a cocaine possession charge will be a third degree felony, which means the Defendant must have possessed less than 1/2 ounce of cocaine at the time of their arrest.  With that being said, if a Defendant is charged with either a first or second degree cocaine possession offense, they will almost certainly be charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute or distribution of cocaine as well. If you have been charged with possessing cocaine in Jersey City, North Bergen, Bayonne, Secaucus or Hoboken, it is imperative that you speak to an experienced Hudson County, NJ cocaine possession defense lawyer immediately about your options. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to help assist you in any way possible. We can be reached at 201.309.1800. In addition, if you would like to do some further research on cocaine possession charges, please checkout our Jersey City cocaine possession practice series. Now here is a recent article about a Defendant who was caught possessing more then a half ounce of cocaine in Jersey City.

11 1/2 Grams of Cocaine Found During Traffic Stop in Jersey City
It appears that a routine license plate scan lead to the seizure of about 11 1/2 grams of cocaine in Jersey City last week. According to the reports, a Port Authority police officer was conducting a routine licenses plate scan when he became alerted that a vehicle’s inspection sticker was past due. Based on that hit, the officer pulled over the Defendant’s vehicle to further inquire. When the officer ran the driver’s credentials he learned that he had several active warrants out for his arrest. During the process, the officer became aware of an overwhelming smell of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. As a result, the officer asked the passenger, a seventeen year old, to step outside the vehicle. Once she stepped out, she removed 11 1/2 grams of cocaine and a small amount of marijuana from her crotch. The teenager informed the officer that the driver was in fact the one who possessed the drugs and that once he was being pulled over he handed her the drugs and demanded she place them down her pants.  […]

6 04, 2015

Port Authority Police Charge Carteret Resident with DWI in Weehawken NJ

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DWI Defense Attorneys in Weehawken New Jersey
With the Holland Tunnel located right in the heart of Weehawken, there should be no surprise that driving while intoxicated / driving under the influence is one of the most popular charges issued by the Weehawken Police Department. In addition, most defendants charged with DWI’s in Weehawken also find themselves facing driving while intoxicated in school zone charges as well. […]

3 04, 2015

North Bergen Man Arrested and Charged with Burglary

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Robbery Lawyers serving North Bergen, NJ
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:15-2, robbery can be either a first or second degree felony depending on the facts of the case.  On a second degree felony, a Defendant can be sentenced anywhere between five-ten years in State Prison. Conversely, on a first degree felony, a Defendant can be sentenced anywhere between ten-twenty years in State Prison. To matters worse, robbery, irrespective of the degree, falls under the No Early Release Act (NERA). NERA in essence requires a Defendant to serve at least 85% of their sentence before they can become eligible for parole. Just so you understand the difference between a NERA sentence and a typical flat sentence, on a flat sentence a Defendant will most likely serve 1/3 of their sentence before they can become eligible for parole. If you have been charged with robbery in North Bergen, Jersey City, Hoboken, Bayonne or elsewhere in Hudson County, it is imperative that you hire the assistance of an experienced Hudson County criminal defense firm. The team of North Bergen robbery defense lawyers on staff at the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall has the experience and skill set required to fight to protect your freedom. If you would like to discuss your options with any one of the eight North Bergen robbery defense lawyers on staff, please contact our Jersey City office at 201.309.1800. In addition, if you would like to review some more information on the offense of robbery in Hudson County, please checkout our Hudson County robbery practice series by clicking the link. Now here is an article about a North Bergen resident who is accused of attempting to rob another individual after he burglarized their home.

North Bergen Resident Accused of Burglarizing and Robbing a home in the Borough
Based on the reports released thus far, a twenty-four year old male from North Bergen is accused of entering another individual’s home in the Borough in an attempt to burglarize the home. The Defendant was allegedly carrying a rifle at the time of the alleged burglary. When the Defendant entered said home, he was meet by the homeowner. The homeowner was able to escape the Defendant and call 911. When police arrived on scene the Defendant had already fled. However, based on the description given by the homeowner, the Defendant was soon located and taken into custody.  […]