Mercer County Drug Charges

Call Our Drug Lawyers If You Have Been Charged With Possession or Distribution of CDS in Trenton, Hamilton Township, Lawrence, Ewing, Princeton or Another Mercer County Municipality

Insignia for Mercer County New JerseyCharges for possession or distribution of CDS are commonplace in Trenton, Ewing, Lawrence, Hamilton Township, Princeton and elsewhere in Mercer County.  Whether the result of a charge involving heroin, marijuana, cocaine, MDMA (i.e. Ecstasy or Molly), methamphetamine or prescription drugs, being charged with a drug offense carries serious consequences. This is a primary reason why you should strongly consider contacting one of the drug lawyers at our firm.

The Mercer County drug lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have over a century of combine experience defending CDS charges throughout Mercer County. The members of our defense team also include a former Drug Task Force director and another attorney who was the supervisor of Drug Court. We certainly know what it takes to secure the very best result for a client and are ready to help you. Contact our Trenton Office for an immediately consultation with a lawyer at our firm free of charge.

Drug Crime of the First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree or Fourth Degree at the Mercer County Superior Court

Criminal courthouse at 472 S Warren St Trenton, New Jersey, where all Mercer County crimes of the first, second, third or fourth degree are handled.Under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10, the New Jersey Drug Possession Law, an individual can be prosecuted for a first, second, third or fourth degree crime at the Mercer County Superior Court under certain circumstances. Possessing heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, Ecstasy, Molly, LSD or other Schedule I, II, III or IV is a third degree crime under this statute. Possession of a Schedule V CDS, as well as over 50 grams of marijuana or 5 grams of hashish, is a fourth degree crime under 2C:35-10. In terms of manufacturing, distributing, selling or possession with intent to distribute, an offense of this nature always falls under the jurisdiction of the Superior Court in Trenton. While a distribution charge is always a felony that must be dealt with at the Trenton NJ Courthouse, the grading and severity of a violation hinges on the type and quantity of drugs being distributed. All proceedings in your case will be conducted at the Criminal Division of the Mercer County Superior Court if you have been charged with a CDS offense falling within this category. The judges and key personnel in the division are as follows:

Presiding Judge Peter E. Warshaw                                                   609-571-4185
Judge Anthony M. Massi                                                                     609-571-4155
Judge Robert C. Billmeier                                                                   609-571-4181
Judge Robert W. Bingham, II                                                             609-571-4098
Judge Timothy P. Lydon                                                                      609-571-4188
Judge Darlene J. Pereksta                                                                   609-571-4135
Judge Thomas M. Brown                                                                     609-571-4060

Additional key personnel at the Mercer County Superior Court, Criminal Division, include:

Janet VanFossen, Criminal Division Manager Mercer                     609-571-4104
Karl Goldenbaum, Asst. Criminal Division Manager Mercer          609-571-4102
Virginia Pauls, Asst. Criminal Division Manager Mercer                 609-571-4593

You can obtain directions to the Mercer County Superior Court by utilizing the interactive google map below.

Disorderly Persons Offense for Possession of 50 Grams or Less of Marijuana, Less than 5 Grams of Hashish or 4 or Fewer Dosage Units of a Prescription Drug in Mercer County

Mercer County map depicting the 12 towns in the jurisdiction.N.J.S.A 2C:35-10a(4) makes it a disorderly persons offense to possess 50 grams of less of marijuana or 5 grams or less of hashish. The New Jersey Prescription Drug Law, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5, also makes it a disorderly persons offense to be in possession of 4 or less pills or dosage units of a prescription legend drug such as Xanax, Hydrocodone, Suboxone, Vicodin, Percocet, Oxycodone or Adderall. Do not be fooled into thinking that you are in the clear if you were charged with a disorderly persons offense (as opposed to an indictable) since a conviction for a misdemeanor CDS charge in a Mercer County municipal court can land you in the county jail for as much as 6 months and also result in a suspension of your license for 6-24 months. You should also know that there is a strict bar to plea bargaining in drug cases. What this means is that you will have to successfully defend the offense if you want to avoid a criminal record, penalties and collateral consequences in one of the following Mercer County municipal courts:

East Windsor TownshipEwing TownshipHamilton TownshipBorough of Hightstown
Hopewell BoroughHopewell TownshipLawrence TownshipBorough of Pennington
PrincetonRobbinsville TownshipCity of TrentonWest Windsor Township

Mercer County CDS Lawyer

There are several unique factors that translate in an extraordinary amount of CDS charges in Mercer County including the presence of a major city and the state capital, the City of Trenton, and a number of colleges, including Princeton University, The College of New Jersey and Rider University. A lawyer at our Mercer County drug firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, can assist you with any CDS offense you may be facing in the area. The staff includes several county and municipal prosecutors and a team of attorney that have been representing clients in your shoes for decades in Mercer County. To obtain a comprehensive review from one of the lawyers anytime 24/7, give us a call. Initial consultations with our attorneys are always free of charge.