Union County Drug Charges

Charged With Possession or Distribution of CDS in Elizabeth, Linden, Cranford, Union, Plainfield or Elsewhere in Union County

Map showing Union County New Jersey.

Drug charges are extremely common in Union County. Whether an offense involves allegations that someone distributed heroin, cocaine or another hard street drug or possessed 50 grams or less of marijuana, they need to retain the most qualified defense lawyer possible in order to have the best opportunity to avoid a conviction and penalties. A criminal attorney with extensive experience defending controlled dangerous substance (“CDS”) cases in Union County can provide you with the opportunity you need. An individual with this level of expertise can ensure that you are fully protected and is exactly what you should be seeking at this point in time.

The attorneys at our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, are an excellent candidate to defend you with over 100 years of collective experience defending drug distribution and possession cases at the Union County Superior Court in Elizabeth and in municipal courts throughout the jurisdiction. The majority of the lawyers on our staff are also former prosecutors, including a Drug Task Force director and a Drug Court supervisor. To obtain a free consultation with a lawyer with a track record of success representing those arrested for possessing CDS or for manufacturing, distributing or possession with intent to distribute drugs in Union County, contact our Cranford Office anytime 24/7.

Charged With a First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree of Fourth Degree Drug Offense at the Union County Superior Court

Photograph of the front of Union County Courthouse, 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201.A huge block of Union County drug offenses are heard at the Union County Superior Court in Elizabeth because this is the only place where a first, second, third or fourth degree crime can be resolved. Every distribution charge and possession offenses involving heroin, cocaine, MDMA, LSD, Ecstasy, Molly, methamphetamine and other hard street drugs are also indictable crimes that can only be decided at the county courthouse located in Elizabeth New Jersey. Possession of 5 or more dosage units (e.g. pills) of a prescription drug such as Vicodin, Xanax, Percocet, Oxycodone, Valium, Hydrocodone, Suboxone and Adderall. The penalties that someone faces upon conviction for a felony CDS violation are extreme with 10-20 years in prison for a first degree crime, 5-10 years for a second degree crime, 3-5 years for a third degree crime and up to 18 months for a fourth degree crime. The judges that decide what the sentencing shall be and proceed over all hearings in the Criminal Division in Union County are:

Presiding Judge Regina Caulfield           908-659-5438

Judge Stuart L. Peim                                 908-659-4670

Judge John M. Deitch                               908-659-5417

Judge Daniel R. Lindemann                    908-659-5445

Judge Frederic R. Mcdaniel                     908-659-5891

Judge William A. Daniel                           908-659-4725

Judge Robert Kirsch                                  908-659-4847

Judge Lisa Miralles Walsh                        908-659-4774

Disorderly Persons Offense for Drug Possession in Union County Municipal Court

A high volume of disorderly persons offenses for drug possession are heard in Union County annually. CDS cases falling within this grade are largely limited to possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and those accused of possessing 4 or fewer pills/doses of a prescription drug (e.g. Xanax, Percocet, etc.). If you were arrested and charged with a drug offense that is a disorderly persons offense, our attorneys can help you defend your charge. A lawyer who has defended countless cases in Union County municipal courts is read to discuss your case in:

Berkeley HeightsClarkCranfordElizabeth
LindenMountainsideNew ProvidencePlainfield
RahwayRoselleRoselle ParkScotch Plains
SpringfieldSummitUnion TownshipWestfield

Do not make the mistake made by many of taking your Union County disorderly persons offense for drug possession too lightly. A conviction will result in the possibility of up to 6 months in jail, a 6-24 month suspension of your driver’s license and other serious consequences so it is always advisable to retain a skilled attorney. This is exactly what you will obtain if you choose to hire our firm.

Union County CDS Lawyer

The time to act is now if you have been charged with a CDS offense in Union County. As time ticks away, opportunities for you lawyer to avoid a conviction are potentially compromised. This is why it is important to seek an attorney as soon as possible after being arrested for selling, distributing or even possessing drugs. To this end, contact our office to speak to one of the lawyers on our staff anytime 24/7. Initial consultations with our attorneys are free of charge so do not hesitate to give us a call at your earliest convenience.