Drug Defense Lawyers in Hudson County New Jersey

A conviction in Hudson County, New Jersey for possessing drugs with the intent to distribute, drug distribution or even simple drug possession can have a serious impact on your life.  The penalties for a drug conviction in New Jersey include but are not limited too lengthy prison sentences, high fines, community service, up to a two your loss of your driving privileges and criminal conviction. In addition, a majority of individuals who are charged with distributing drugs, whether it be heroin, cocaine, Xanax or even marijuana are usually also are forced to deal with a forfeiture hearing as well. Under New Jersey law, the State is allowed to seize any personal possession that they feel is either the product of the proceeds of the drug distribution or are used to facilitate the drug distribution. Some of the more common items seized include vehicles, boats, cash and even homes. For more information on the specific penalties for drug charges in Jersey City please check out our individual drug pages listed below or contact our office directly at (201) 309-1800.

Drug Possession Defense Attorneys in Jersey City NJ

At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall we have eight criminal defense attorneys on staff who are ready to help defend your drug charges in Jersey City. Our Hudson County drug possession defense lawyers have the experience required to successfully protect any defendant who has been charged with drug possession, possession of drugs with the intent to distribute and distributing drugs, whether it be in a school zone or park. Our team of eight Hudson County drug defense lawyers have been successfully defending individuals charged with drug crimes in towns like Kearny, Secaucus, Union City, Hoboken, Jersey City, West New York and North Bergen for over fifteen years.  Below are some of the more frequent drug offenses charged by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

Potential Drug Offenses in Hudson County New Jersey

N.J.S.A. 2C:35 is the governing statute in New Jersey for all potential drug charges, whether it be simple drug possession, possession of prescription drugs without first obtaining a valid prescription, drug distribution or possession of drug paraphernalia.  Our Hudson County NJ drug lawyers have defended clients who have been charged with both disorderly persons (misdemeanor) and indictable (felony) drug offenses, including but not limited to the following:

    1. Drug Possession
    2. Drug Distribution
    3. Marijuana Possession
    4. Marijuana Distribution
    5. Cocaine Possession
    6. Cocaine Distribution
    7. Heroin Possession
    8. Heroin Distribution
    9. Prescription Drugs
    10. Distributing Drugs with in 1000 Feet of School Zone
    11. Distribution of Drugs with 500 Feet of a Park or Housing Complex
    12. Leader of a Drug Trafficking Network
    13. Drug Paraphernalia
    14. Drug Court
    15. Pretrial Intervention
    16. Conditional Discharge
    17. Snythetic Marijuana

Besides the obvious life changing consequences for being convicted of distributing drugs in Jersey City, like a lengthy state prison term or high fines, the ramifications of having a permanent criminal record can be even more devastating. Have a drug conviction on your criminal record can directly affect an individual’s admission into college, potential job opportunities, ability to obtain professional licenses. If you have been charged with a drug offense in Hudson County NJ it is imperative that you speak to an experienced Hudson County drug defense attorney about your case immediately.

The New Jersey Legislature has created several diversionary programs for defendant’s whom have been charged with either possession or possession with intent in Hudson County. The potential diversionary programs in New Jersey are Pre-Trial Intervention, Conditional Discharge and Drug Court. If it is determined that you are eligible for any of these programs, it will allow you the opportunity to bypass the traditional prosecution of your case and in some instances not only avoid incarceration but also a criminal record as well in some instances.

Jersey City NJ Drug Possession Defense Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug offense in Hudson County you are facing serious penalties. It is imperative that you speak to an experienced drug defense lawyer immediately. Our experienced drug defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. If you would like a free initial consultation with any one of our eight criminal defense attorneys on staff please contact our Jersey City Office directly at 201-309-1800.