Monmouth County Drug Crime Lawyer
Our Monmouth County Criminal Lawyers can tell you that when you have been arrested on a drug charge in New Jersey it is important that you hire a lawyer who has navigated the criminal justice system; especially attorneys who have handled cases involving drug possession or distribution.
Whether it be a simple possession charge: less than 50 grams of marijuana would be considered a simple possession charge and is charged as a disorderly person’s offense. Other possession charges including possessing heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, ecstasy, Adderall, Oxycodone/Oxycontin, Percocet, Xanex, Vicodin or any other CDS (Controlled Dangerous Substance) is an indictable offense which could be 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th degree felonies depending on the weight, type, and reasons the person is carrying the drugs.
Felony level cases are handled in the Superior Court in the county in which the person was arrested. A disorderly person offense or felony offense, if convicted can lead to jail time, prison time, or the other collateral consequences that present with a criminal conviction. Of course any type of criminal conviction for drug possession or distribution can affect your employability, ability to qualify for housing, or if you are a student your ability to receive federal student loans.
Our Monmouth County Criminal Lawyers have successfully handled cases involving drug possession or distribution. If you have a pending drug possession or distribution charge contact a Monmouth County Criminal Lawyer at Riviere Advocacy Group. (732)-646-5529
Our team of criminal defense lawyers defends clients in drug cases throughout Central New Jersey, including but not limited to Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex, Mercer and Union counties, as well as the cities of Freehold, Lakewood, Asbury Park, Trenton, and Toms River. It is quite common that persons getting charged with possession are stopped on the Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, 95, and other major throughways.
- Age – PTI adult defendants.
- Residence – PTI is for New Jersey residents, but others may apply.
- Jurisdiction – Only defendants charged with criminal or penal offenses in New Jersey criminal or municipal courts.
- Minor Violations – Not eligible if the likely result would be a suspended sentence without probation or a fine.
- Prior Record of Convictions – PTI generally excludes defendants who have been previously convicted.
- Parolees and Probationers – Generally excluded without prosecutor’s consent and considered only after consultation with parole and probation departments.
- Defendants Previously Diverted – excludes defendants who have previously been granted a diversionary program or conditional discharge.
If you have been arrested on a drug charge in New Jersey it is important that you hire a lawyer who has navigated the criminal justice system; especially attorneys who have handled cases involving drug possession or distribution. Contact the lawyers at Riviere Cresci & Singer LLC today!