Morris County NJ Drug Charge Defense Lawyers
The largest segment of criminal charges issued in Morris County involve some form of a drug offense. Although marijuana charges make up the biggest group of these violations, there are certainly a wide range of controlled dangerous substances (“CDS”) that come up at the Superior Court in Morristown NJ and in the municipal courts in Morris County, including but not limited too: Dover, Parsippany, Boonton, Roxbury, Denville and Madison. And it isn’t just “street” drugs like cocaine, heroin, LSD, MDMA, and meth that we are speaking of, as prosecution also includes prescription medication like Vicodin, Oxycodone, and Percocet. As one of the largest criminal defense firms in the state, let alone within walking distance from the county courthouse, we have occasion to defend many felony and misdemeanor drug cases like yours every year. Our former prosecutors and other skilled defense lawyers make up a team that possesses over 100 years of experience defending all CDS charges. Call our Morristown Office to gain the benefit of our 100 plus years of experience. Our initial consultations are always free and our attorneys can be reached 24/7 at 973-309-7050.
Drug Possession Defense Attorneys in Morristown NJ
Former Prosecutors Skilled In The Defense Of All Drug Offenses
A drug violation can fall within one of two court systems in Morris County — the Superior Court or in Municipal Court. However, the jurisdiction of the latter system in limited to hearing simple possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia cases. All other drug charges are felonies that are heard at the Morris County Superior Court. While our attorneys defend all these drug charges, the following offenses arise most often in our practice:
- Marijuana Offenses
- Cocaine Charges
- Heroin Possession
- MDMA (Molly or Ecstasy)
- Possession of Prescription Drugs
- Synthetic Cannabinoids
- Drug Paraphernalia
- Methamphetamine Charges
- Distribution of Drugs in a School Zone
- Possession of Drugs with Intent to Distribute in a Public Park
- Maintaining a Drug Production Facility
- Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network
- Drug Court
The penalties that apply in the event of conviction for these drug offenses depend on the grading of the related charge. The highest indictable felony grade of offenses is a first degree crime with charges descending downward to second, third and fourth degree crimes. Misdemeanor CDS charges fall within the grade of disorderly persons offenses. Where a charge falls within these classes hinges on the type of drug, the quantity and nature of the possession (e.g. personal use, distribution, etc.), and the location of the activity. The distinction between a first degree felony conviction and a disorderly persons offense conviction is staggering. If convicted of a first degree felony in New Jersey, a Defendant faces up to twenty (20) years in a New Jersey State Prison and fined up to $200,000. Conversely, if convicted of a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey, a Defendant faces up to six (6) months in the Morris County Jail and fine up to $1,000.
Morristown NJ CDS Charge Defense Attorneys
Regardless of the degree of drug offense you or a loved one has been charged with, you cannot afford to face these charges alone. An experienced Morris County criminal attorney can provide you with your best chance of reaching a resolution that does not include jail and/or crippling fines.
Morris County NJ Drug Charges Defense Attorneys
At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we have experience that has spanned decades and included thousands of drug cases, all of which can help us insure that you have the very best chance of avoiding the penalties that come with a conviction. Our team includes multiple former prosecutors well-suited to address all of your concerns and to successfully fight for you. Call our Morristown Office anytime of day for a free consultation with an experienced attorney.