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Drug Offenses

Paterson Drug Possession Lawyers

Drug convictions, even those related to simple possession of a controlled substance, can have a dramatic negative impact on your life and your future. Drug possession charges can lead to hefty fines and jail time and can drastically limit your employment opportunities, your chances for renting an apartment and your ability to obtain funding for college.

At the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver our Passaic County drug possession attorneys offer aggressive defense guidance to clients facing marijuana, prescription drug or some other form of cds charges in Passaic County courts. As former prosecutors and skilled defense lawyers, we have the knowledge and experience needed to help you combat a conviction relating to possession under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10, Drug Paraphernalia in accordance with 2c:36-2, or other drug crimes. Our office defends clients charged with drug offenses throughout Passaic County, including towns like Wayne, Hawthorne, Little Falls, Passaic City, Paterson and Prospect Park.

Aggressive Defense Against Drug Possession Charges in Clifton NJ

Whether you have been charged with possession of marijuana, cocaine, heroin or another controlled substance, you need a lawyer with an intimate knowledge of drug laws and the criminal process stemming from related arrests. As former prosecutors who have litigated countless 2C:35-10 controlled dangerous substance (“cds”) cases in Passaic County, we have the knowledge needed to help you mount the most effective and aggressive drug possession defense possible. Here is a list of the most common drug related charges issued in Passaic County:

  1. Cocaine Charges
  2. Drug Distribution within 500 Feet of Public Park
  3. Drug Paraphernalia
  4. Heroin Offenses
  5. Maintaining a Drug Production Facility 
  6. Methamphetamine Distribution
  7. Marijuana Charges
  8. Prescription Drug Offenses
  9. Possession of CDS
  10.    Possession of Steroids
  11.    Failure to Turn over CDS
  12.    Drug Distribution in School zone
  13.    Possession of CDS in Motor Vehicle
  14.    Leader of Drug Trafficking Network
  15.    Synthetic Marijuana 
  16.    Under the Influence of Drugs

Drug Charges in Clifton NJ

Mounting a Strong Defense by Carefully Examining Your Situation

To help you mount the most effective defense possible, we will conduct a thorough examination of your charges, the events leading to your arrest, and the actions of police officers during and after your arrest. Any information found during this examination can then be used to apply pressure on the prosecution to reduce or dismiss your charges. This information can also be invaluable in proving your case during a trial. We will also insure that, where such an application for pretrial intervention or conditional discharge is warranted, that it is crafted so as to insure the best opportunity for admission into these programs.

Useful information can be gained by answering any of the following questions:

  • What were the reasons behind your initial stop?
  • Did officers conduct a legal search?
  • Were all police procedures adhered to throughout the investigation and after your arrest?
  • Were any of your rights violated during or after your arrest?
  • Can officers truly prove that the controlled substance was in your personal possession?

Passaic County NJ Drug Charges Defense Lawyers

Contact Our Office Before Speaking to Police

If you have been arrested for drug possession, do not speak to police without an attorney. To help protect your future against unnecessary damage caused by a controlled dangerous substance conviction, you need legal counsel that understands New Jersey drug laws and can offer insight into Passaic County courts, judges and prosecutors. Before speaking to police about your charges, call toll free 800-333-4184. The information you gain during your free consultation can make all the difference to your future.

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