Bergen County Drug Possession Defense Attorneys
Defending New Jersey clients facing a drug possession charge
Drug laws in New Jersey are very strict. If a person is facing possession charges, many aspects of their future are at stake. As part of New Jersey’s war on drugs, law enforcement is adamant about arresting those who break laws regarding drug possession and other drug offenses. If convicted of a drug crime in New Jersey, an individual may be facing penalties including jail time and fines. In some cases, a person may have the opportunity to participate in Drug Court, which can allow them to avoid jail time and get the drug addiction services they need. Rem Katcher Law Group has decades of experience defending clients who have been charged with possession of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and prescription drugs. If you have been charged with a drug possession crime in New Jersey, contact Rem Katcher Law Group today for strong legal representation.
New Jersey, like many other states, is committed to fighting drug abuse and its effects on the community. For this reason, the penalties for possessing a controlled substance, such as cocaine, are very harsh. New Jersey courts are hostile and a person facing a cocaine possession charge could face a jail time and a criminal record. This can have serious impacts on an individual’s future, including employment, applying for residency, among many other factors.
Though laws regarding marijuana are changing across the country, here in New Jersey, they remain the same. Marijuana is still considered a Schedule I drug in New Jersey, regardless of recreational legalization in several states. If charged with possession of marijuana, you are facing serious consequences that may result in fines, jail time, and loss of driving privileges. There are other factors that may also have an impact on your case, including whether there was intent to distribute and whether the arrest took place in a school zone.
New Jersey is one of many states across the country facing the overwhelming devastation of a heroin crisis. One of the many ways in which New Jersey is cracking down on addiction is to get heroin dealers off the streets and heroin addicts into the rehabilitation programs they need. If you are arrested on a heroin possession charge, it is important to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. If faced with addiction, your attorney may be able to fight for you to participate in drug court.
New Jersey is one of many states throughout the country battling opioid addictions as a result of prescription drug abuse. Unfortunately, the devastating impacts of prescription drug addiction are seen all too often in New Jersey, from our suburban to our rural communities. As a result, laws are gaining strength and the enforcement of these laws is more present than ever. Therefore, those who possess and distribute prescription medication unlawfully may find themselves facing criminal charges.