Leader of a Drug Trafficking Network Attorneys Mount Laurel NJ
Criminal Charges for being the Leader of a Drug Trafficking Network is one of the rarer drug-related charges in New Jersey. The specific law can be found under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-3. This charge can be filed in connection with drug distribution charges and, as the name may reveal, it is intended to further penalize organizers, financiers, managers, and supervisors of drug distribution networks. If you are charged with, indicted and convicted of these charges, you are facing life in prison with 25 years of parole ineligibility. There is a lot on the line when you are facing charges for being the leader of drug trafficking network. Additionally, new bail reform guidelines will allow the County Prosecutors to seek pretrial detention without the opportunity for bail. This means that up and until the actual trial, you will be left behind bars and unable to adequately prepare your defense. If you have been charged with prescriptiondrug possession,prescription drug distribution, marijuana possession, marijuana distribution, heroin possession, heroin distribution, cocaine distribution, cocaine possession or being the leader of a drug trafficking network, contact the Criminal Defense Attorneys at Proetta & Oliver by calling 609-850-8284. We can be reached 24/7 for your convenience.
What is a Leader of a Drug Trafficking Network?
Under New Jersey law, organizers, financiers, managers, and supervisors are considered “leaders” for the purposes of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-3. Each term is defined as follows:
“Organizers” are persons who arrange or plan the drug trafficking network
“Financiers” are persons who provide money or some other form of capital in order to purchase CDS or otherwise bankroll a drug trafficking network, with intent to make a profit from such investment
“Supervisors” are persons who oversees the operations of the drug trafficking
“Manager” directs the operations of the network
In many instances, a leader may be an organizer, financier, supervisor and manager. However, the State needs only to prove that you satisfy one category in order to convict the defendant.
What are the Penalties in Burlington County for Leader of a Drug Trafficking Network?
If you are convicted of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-3, Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network, then you are facing penalties for a first degree felony offense. Specifically first degree drug trafficking network leaders are facing;
Life imprisonment, with a mandatory twenty-five (25) years before becoming parole eligible
$750,000 fine or 5 times the street value of the drugs involved, whichever is greater
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