Failure to Make Lawful Disposition of CDS in Clifton NJ
Few people realize the potential impact a charge for failure to make a lawful disposition of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) can have on them. Just like a drug possession or intent to distribute charge, a complaint for failure to make lawful disposition under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(c) is a criminal offense. So whenever someone is alleged to have failed to timely turn over CDS upon demand by a police officer, he or she may be charged with a separate disorderly persons offense — failure to make lawful disposition. If you find yourself facing such an offense in Passaic County, in towns like Little Falls, Passaic City, Paterson, Wayne, Clifton and Woodland Park our drug crime defense attorneys have extensive experience defending this drug cases. Our legal team includes former prosecuting attorneys that have over 100 years of collective experience. We have effectively defended clients arrested for failure to make lawful disposition many many times.
What You Should Know About this Law. The elements that must be established in order to prove a violation of this law include that: (1) the accused illegally possessed CDS; and (2) he or she failed to deliver or surrender the CDS to the nearest law enforcement office.
Penalties & Ancillary Consequences. If you are convicted for failure to make lawful disposition of drugs under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(c) in Passaic County, you may be sentenced to up to six (6) months in county jail. You will also have a record for a minimum of five (5) years as a conviction is not even eligible for expungement until this time period has expired. In addition, anyone sentenced for violating 2C:35-10(c) is exposed to a mandatory drivers license suspension of at least six (6) months.
Passaic City NJ Failure to Turn over CDS Lawyers
Our attorneys are experienced in defending failure to make lawful disposition charges and can frequently avoid a conviction under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(c). You may have been unable to timely turn over the CDS because of a detention or maybe as a result of confusion. It may also be that the police lacked probable cause and/or reasonable suspicion to stop or search you. Irrespective of the facts of your case, we have the knowledge and contacts to insure that you are provided every opportunity to avoid conviction. Give our lawyers at call anytime 24/7 to discuss your charges or to set up an appointment in our Wayne or Clifton law office.