Burlington County Drug Charges Downgraded to Ordinance
June 11, 2019
This past week, our firm was able to obtain a dismissal and downgrade of drug charges in Burlington County. Specifically, our client was facing charges for drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. For our client, this was their first arrest and criminal charge in their life. The prospect of potential incarceration, probation, license suspension and fines was daunting. Furthermore, our client was still a college student who was actively seeking employment upon graduation. Suffice to say, a criminal conviction for drug possession would severely impact the propose of employment.
If you or a loved one have been arrested and charged with marijuana possession, cocaine possession, heroin possession, possession with intent to distribute, CDS in a Motor Vehicle, resisting arrest or any other criminal offense, contact the criminal defense attorneys at Proetta, Oliver & Fay. With offices in Evesham, our firm can be reached 24/7 by phone for your convenience. For an immediate consultation with an attorney about your drug charges in New Jersey, please dial (609) 850-8284.
Evidence Issues for Drug Charges in New Jersey
One of the best methods to combating criminal charges in the Burlington County Superior Court or Municipal Court is to use Demands for Evidence and Motions to Suppress. This was part of the reason why we were able to obtain a dismissal and downgrade of criminal charges for the above-mentioned case. State Laboratories and Police Records have demonstrated a failure to properly test evidence and properly maintain these records. If you or your attorney are able to uncover this during discovery, it could be grounds for a suppression of evidence or dismissal of the charges entirely!
A prime example of this is the criminal investigation of the technician, Kamalkant Shah. Mr. Shah was allegedly caught in December 2015 “dry-labbing” evidence in the marijuana case — essentially recording a positive identification without properly analyzing the sample. Shah was the subject of a criminal investigation but ultimately was not criminally charged. Because of Mr. Shah’s actions, roughly 1,200 criminal cases were dismissed.
Mt Holly Drug Possession Attorneys
Proetta, Oliver & Fay is a law firm that specializes in criminal law. Our team of criminal lawyers includes for Deputy Attorney’s General, William C. Fay, IV, Esq. If you or a loved one need to speak with an attorney for criminal charges involving drugs or Driving While Intoxicated, contact our office today at 609.850.8284. We will consult with you about the nature of your charges, at no fee, and discuss what we can provide you in the way of representation. Please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions or concerns. We handle cases throughout Burlington County, including Mt. Laurel, New Hanover, Palmyra, Pemberton, Springfield, Westampton, Maple Shade, Cinnaminson, Bass River and Bordentown.