Mount Laurel Prescription Drug Distribution Lawyers
Our firm has represented individuals who used drug dealing as a way to satisfy their own addiction as well as those who operated a large scale drug distribution network. In both scenarios, we found that local and state law enforcement officers have used shortcuts to get around standard police procedure. Specifically, police may try to search your home or your car without a warrant. When this happens, our firm has successfully filed motions for dismissal and suppression of evidence. If you have been arrested and charged with drug distribution in New Jersey, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Proetta & Oliver is a criminal defense law firm that handles charges involving heroin possession, drug distribution, cocaine possession, marijuana distribution, CDS in a Motor Vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia. If you or someone you love have been charged with a drug crime in Burlington County, contact our office today at (609) 850-8284. Our attorneys can be reached day and night and will consult with you on your charges.
Prescription Drug Distribution N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5
If you have been charged with prescription drug distribution, then the severity of your charges will vary depending upon the amount of drugs involved. Specifically, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5 states that:
Second Degree Prescription Drug Distribution
Distribution or intent to distribute 100 or more dosage units
If convicted, you will face between five (5) and ten (10) years in State Prison and a $300,000 fine
Third Degree Prescription Drug Distribution
Distribution or intent to distribute between five (5) and 100 or more dosage units
If convicted, you will face between three (3) and five (5) years in State Prison and a $200,000 fine
Fourth Degree Prescription Drug Distribution
Distribution or intent to distribute four (4) or fewer dosage units
If convicted, you will face up to eighteen (18) months in State Prison
Disorderly Persons Prescription Drug Distribution
Distribution or intent to distribute four (4) or fewer dosage units without any intention for pecuniary gain
If convicted, you will face up to six (6) months in the Burlington County Jail
Mandatory Drug Court for Prescription Drug Distribution
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-14.1 through 2C:35-14.3 is the law that pertains to mandatory drug court. It has only recently been phased into Burlington County but its effects have been immediate. For crimes that carry of presumption of imprisonment (second degree drug distribution) or mandatory extended terms for repeat offenders, you are subject to mandatory drug court. This means that you will be entered into the “voluntary” probationary program without your consent. For those unfamiliar with Drug Court, it is a special probation program that can last anywhere from three (3) to five (5) years and involves AA/NA, weekly court appearances, curfew, possible inpatient/outpatient treatment, probation, drug testing and other ancillary requirements. For more information on Drug Court, call (609) 850-8284.
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“As a Florida based business owner as well as a consultant to telecom carriers and financial service companies, I have come across many different types of lawyers in various states. William C. Fay IV is one of the best. He helped me resolve a personal legal matter in New Jersey. He negotiated a favorable settlement and he did so in an efficient manner. He is accessible, he listens and provides good legal advice. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any of my clients and he will be my go to person for all legal matters in New Jersey. He is the attorney to hire whether it is a personal matter for yourself or a legal case for your business.”
Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. We are available weekdays during business hours. We also meet with clients on evenings and weekends by request. We have four office locations conveniently located in Mount Laurel, Point Pleasant, Princeton and Middletown. All major credit cards are accepted.