Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute
Our drug crimes defense trial lawyers can help.
Crack Cocaine Distribution
Possessing even small amounts of crack cocaine can lead to more serious drug charges involving “Intent to Distribute.”
In the state of New Jersey, possessing such a small amount of certain drugs that it can be reasonably argued they were for your own recreation use (i.e., less than half an ounce of marijuana, or one Ecstasy tablet) it is generally no cause for alarm for an experienced drug defense attorney who can prove you were not intending to sell the drugs in your possession. But that’s not the case with drugs that are treated more seriously by the authorities, like methamphetamine, heroin or crack cocaine. Even if you’re caught holding small amounts of these drugs, you may quickly find that your simple possession charge has turned into something more serious—possession of drugs with the intent to distribute.
Charges of intent to distribute hinge on two key things:
- The weight of drugs in your possession; and
- Where you happened to be standing when you were apprehended.
In New Jersey, authorities can assess extra penalties if you’re caught holding drugs within 1,000 feet of a school or school bus, or within 500 feet of a public park or housing project. Even if you had no idea that any of these places were nearby (in the city it is easier to not even realize you were near an increased drug penalty zone), you may find yourself in very serious trouble — and in need of the expert advice of The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall drug defense attorneys.
Cases Involving Police Entrapment
Another major issue is police entrapment. It’s often the case that charges of drug possession with the intent to distribute are leveled after an undercover officer has wheedled drugs out of a suspect, even if that person had no intention (until he was offered money) of selling his stash.
If you feel that you have been entrapped or unfairly set up by the police, the lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall will investigate the evidence and bring any potential police misconduct to light.
Free Consultation With an Experienced New Jersey Possession With Intent to Distribute Defense Attorney
We want to hear your side of the story. To help you, we offer a free initial consultation. If we take your case, our defense lawyers will offer you the best legal defense possible. As former prosecutors and a former assistant district attorney on your side, our attorneys understand how the prosecution thinks. We have the knowledge and trial law experience to give you a competent and fair legal defense.
Call us today in Red Bank, NJ at (732) 450-8300 to schedule a free appointment. Our attorneys defend the accused throughout New Jersey including Monmouth, Ocean, Essex, Middlesex, and Mercer County.
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