Monmouth County Drug Charges
Call Our Highly Experience CDS Offense Defense Lawyers for Help With Charges in Freehold, Wall, Holmdel, Asbury Park, Middletown, Howell or Another Location in Monmouth County
As a mainstay of the Monmouth County bar for well over two decades, the defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall know just how common charges for possession and distribution of drugs, also referred to as controlled dangerous substances (“CDS”) drug, are in Freehold, Wall, Holmdel, Asbury Park, Middletown, Howell and other municipalities in the county. Countless individuals are charged every year for possessing, selling and possession with intent to distribute drugs at the Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold and in municipal courts throughout the jurisdiction. If you were arrested for a drug offense in this county, a skilled attorney at our firm has the attributes to succeed on your behalf. Our team includes attorneys who are former Gangs, Guns & Drugs Task Force director, supervisor of Drug Court and former municipal court prosecutors who have served in towns throughout Monmouth County. Attorneys are available to review the facts of your case 24/7 by contacting our Freehold Office. Call us at 877-450-8301 to speak to a lawyer free of charge now.
Drug Distribution & Other Monmouth County Indictable CDS Charges
All drug distribution charges filed in Monmouth County end up at the Superior Court which is located in Freehold since this is the only place where a crime of the first, second, third or fourth degree can be heard. An offense for manufacturing, distributing or possession with intent to distribute always falls within this classification under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. There really is no such thing as a misdemeanor drug distribution case. Many cases involving simple or personal possession of CDS also end up at the county courthouse since N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10 makes possession of just about anything beyond 50 grams or less of marijuana or 4 or fewer dosage units of a prescription drug a crime of either the third degree or fourth degree. This is where your case will be heard if you have been charged with distributing drugs or possession of most forms of CDS.
The judges that preside over felony drug cases in Monmouth County are:
Presiding Judge David F. Bauman 732-677-4107
Judge Richard W. English 732-677-4140
Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen 732-677-4196
JudgeThomas F. Scully 732-677-4168
Judge Leslie-Ann M. Justus 732-677-4283
Judge Joseph W. Oxley 732-677-4119
Judge Vincent N. Falcetano, Jr. 732-677-4608
Other key personnel of the Monmouth County Criminal Division include:
Kristy Smith, Criminal Division Manager 732-677-4558
Michael Mazza, Asst. Criminal Division Manager 732-677-4126
Theresa Romano, Asst. Criminal Division Manager 732-677-4561
There are a wide array of penalties that a defendant faces for distribution of CDS or personal possession at the Monmouth County Superior Court. A fourth degree crime for distributing or possessing heroin, cocaine, MDMA, LSD or prescription drugs carries up to 18 years in prison. A third degree crime for possession with intent to distribute or possessing results in up to 5 years in prison. The period of incarceration is 5-10 years in prison for a second degree crime for distribution of drugs. The most serious grade of drug offense a person can face in Monmouth County is a first degree crime. The period of imprisonment is 10-20 years for a first degree distribution of CDS/drug charge.
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Disorderly Persons Offense for Possession of 50 Grams or Less of Marijuana or 4 or Fewer Dosages of Prescription Legend Drugs
A drug possession charge is a disorderly persons offense that is heard in municipal court under certain limited circumstances. This is the case where the CDS is 50 grams or less of marijuana, under 4 grams of hashish or less than 4 dosage units of Xanax, Valium, Percocet, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Suboxone or another prescription drug. While these types of drug charges are considered misdemeanors, a conviction results in up to 6 months in prison, as well as a driver’s license suspension of 6-24 months. Our lawyers have been appearing in municipal courts throughout Monmouth County for decades and have even served as prosecutors in Howell, Wall, Holmdel, Hazlet, Matawan and alternate prosecutor in Middletown, Colts Neck, Highlands and Atlantic Highlands.
|Ocean Township ||Wall Township||Middletown||Holmdel||Howell Township|
|Aberdeen Township||Asbury Park||Hazlet Township||Neptune Township||Eatontown|
|Tinton Falls||Marlboro||Colts Neck||Manasquan||Freehold Township|
|Lake Como||Long Branch||Neptune City||Keyport||Shrewsbury Borough|
|Freehold Borough||Red Bank||Atlantic Highlands||Brielle||Manalapan|
|Oceanport||Spring Lake Heights||Highlands||Rumson||Sea Bright|
|Bradley Beach||Belmar||Englishtown||Farmingdale||Monmouth Beach|
|Interlaken||Little Silver||Loch Arbour||Deal||Fair Haven|
|Avon-by-the-Sea||Spring Lake||Allentown||Sea Girt||Allenhurst|
|Union Beach||Upper Freehold||West Long Branch|
Monmouth County CDS Charge Defense Lawyer
You are undoubtedly very nerve about the CDS charge you are up against but a defense lawyer at our firm can unquestionably help you. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have handled thousands of drug offenses in Monmouth County, including possession, distribution and possession with intent to distribute cases of all varieties. If you were arrested for a cocaine, Ecstasy, heroin, MDMA, LSD, Molly, Xanax, Valium, Oxycodone or another drug offense anywhere in Monmouth County, an attorney with extensive experience in defending CDS charges is available to assist you around the clock. Contact our Holmdel Office for a free consultation with one of our lawyers for the sound guidance you need.