Drug Possession Charges Dismissed Prior to Trial
February 25, 2019
Burlington NJ Drug Possession Lawyers
Drug possession is one of the most frequently committed crimes in New Jersey. Whether that controlled dangerous substance is cocaine, marijuana, fentanyl, heroin, LSD or crack cocaine, the penalties and ramifications from a criminal arrest and conviction are life-altering. Depending on the type drug in your possession, weight of that drug and the nature of your situation (possession with intent to distribute versus simple possession), you can be facing felony indictable charges and years in a New Jersey State Prison. Additionally, if you are found in possession of illegal narcotics while driving a car, you will lose your driver’s license for a mandatory two years! These are just the obvious repercussions from a drug possession conviction, as you will likely face discrimination from employers and government agencies based solely on your criminal record.
If you or a loved one have been arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance in New Jersey, contact the Criminal Defense Attorneys at Proetta & Oliver today. Our firm’s criminal practice group, headed by a former New Jersey Deputy Attorney General, have dedicated their legal careers to the practice of criminal law. We are familiar with the prosecution and defense tactics used in drug possession cases by prosecutors and defense attorneys alike. If you would like to speak with an attorney today about your pending criminal charges or what to expect at an upcoming court date, please contact our office at (609) 850-8284. The initial consultation comes at no expense to you and we can be reached 24/7 for your convenience.
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Other Charges Dismissed
Recently, I represented a client facing criminal charges for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Marijuana Possession and CDS in a Motor Vehicle. The facts of this case were as follows: Our client was driving through the town when he failed to observe a traffic signal. This prompted the police officers to initiate a motor vehicle stop. During the traffic stop, the officers alleged to have smelled marijuana emanating from the vehicle. My client consented to a search of the car and admitted to the officers that he had marijuana in his pocket and in the center console. My client arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and CDS in a Motor Vehicle. My client had multiple prior convictions for drug possession and was ineligible for any diversionary programs of leniency from the court. Marijuana Possession and Drug Paraphernalia possession each exposed my client to six (6) months the County jail and upwards of $1,500 in fines and court costs. Additionally, the ticket for CDS in a Motor Vehicle, under N.J.S.A. 39:4-49.1, required that my client lose his license for a mandatory 2 years. Suffice to say, my client was facing dire circumstances and would have lost his job, if found guilty.
Nevertheless, through multiple court appearances, I was able to obtain an outright dismissal of all the criminal charges. In the end, my client paid an $89 traffic ticket (with no points) and received an expedited expungement of the arrest in the courtroom that day. This was a shining example of how resilient and zealous legal advocacy can benefit our clients.
Burlington County Criminal Attorneys for Drug Possession
Proetta & Oliver is a law firm that represents defendants throughout Burlington County facing criminal charges, including drug charges. If you or someone in your family have been arrested and charged what a criminal offense in towns like Burlington Township, Bordentown, Evesham, Pemberton, Mt. Holly, Mt. Laurel, Southampton, Bass River, Medford, Florence, Willingboro, Moorestown, or Palmyra, contact our office directly at (609) 850-8284. We can be reached day and night and we will provide you with an initial consultation over the phone. Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.