When individuals in New Jersey are charged with the unlawful possession of drugs, they will be subject to serious consequences upon a conviction. As a result, it is essential that these individuals retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney that has the skill and experience it takes to fight for their future. Those convicted of serious drug crimes may be subject to years behind bars, serious fines, and a lifetime of consequences, even after the other penalties have been completed. After drug possession charges, it may be hard to obtain gainful employment, the desired housing, and can even put an individual’s rights to child custody in jeopardy.
Some of the crimes that are seen as very serious in New Jersey include marijuana possession, cocaine possession, heroin possession, and prescription drug offenses. In addition, any possession or possession with the intent to distribute opioids is taken very seriously as New Jersey struggles to combat the opioid addiction that is plaguing the state as well as the rest of the United States.
For example, the range of penalties for prescription drug possession includes between 6 months and 10 years in jail, and fines between $1000 and $300,000.
If you have been charged with a drug crime in New Jersey, contact us today.
If you have been charged with a crime in New Jersey, it is essential to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Contact the Law Office of Michael A. Policastro today to schedule a consultation so we can discuss your situation.