What You Need to Know About Drug Crimes in New Jersey

If you are someone who has recently been charged with a drug crime, you need an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney who can fight those charges. We know the ins and outs of drug crimes, and we have what it takes to successfully combat them. Please continue reading and speak with our firm to learn more about drug crimes, the consequences they may bring about, and how our firm can help you through every step of the process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the consequences of marijuana possession in New Jersey?

Fortunately, marijuana legalization is on the 2020 ballot in New Jersey, however, until then, it is still a crime to possess the drug for recreational use. The penalties for marijuana possession in New Jersey, as of right now, are as follows:

  • Possession of 50 grams or less: This is a disorderly person penalty which may come with up to 6 months of imprisonment, as well as a $1,000 fine
  • Possession of more than 50 grams: You may have to spend up to 1.5 years in jail, as well as face a potential $25,000 fine

What happens if I am caught with heroin in New Jersey?

Heroin is a Schedule I drug at the federal level, which means it a high risk for abuse and no known medicinal value. Because of this, even low-level possession charges will result in misdemeanors or felonies, for which you may spend several years in jail.

Will I go to jail for possession of cocaine?

In many instances, you will, in fact, go to jail for the possession of cocaine, as cocaine is considered a Schedule II drug. Even one gram of cocaine is enough to put you in jail, and once you are convicted, you will obtain a criminal record, which will most likely follow you for the rest of your life. Our firm is here to help you.

Will I go to jail for the possession of prescription drugs?

While many individuals think that it is okay to use prescription drugs without a prescription under the misconception that they are somehow “safe” since they are legal, this is untrue, and as a result, our country is facing an opioid crisis. There has also been a wave of individuals abusing other prescription drugs, such as Xanax, and for this very reason, if you are caught in possession of prescription medication that you are not prescribed you risk serious penalties, and even harsher penalties if it is determined that you had intent to sell the drug.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

Thomas DeMarco & Associates, LLC is an experienced Camden County criminal defense law firm located in Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey. We understand how potentially damaging a criminal can be, which is why we pride ourselves in our willingness to fight for our client’s rights. Our firm handles all criminal matters and is ready to provide you with our knowledgeable legal counsel. Do not hesitate to contact our firm to discuss your legal situation.

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