Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute
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New Jersey Cocaine Distribution Charges
Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine or Distribution of Cocaine are potentially serious criminal offenses in New Jersey and often times carry mandatory jail sentences. The penalties vary greatly depending on the weight of the drugs involved, the area in which the arrest was made (i.e. on school property or in a public park), and whether or not an accused has a prior distribution or possession with intent to distribute conviction.
Whether you have been charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Distribution of Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine or Distribution of Cocaine within 1,000 feet of school property or Distribution of Cocaine within 500 feet of a public park, our lawyers have the training, and experience to scrutinize the police investigation and exploit any mistakes that the police may have made in gathering evidence, failing to gather evidence or in violating the rights of the accused.
Criminal Defense Attorneys Who Know How to Challenge the Evidence
Many cocaine distribution charges in New Jersey arise as a result of a police initiated search of an accuseds’ person, car or home. Unlike may other lawyers, we have analyzed police conduct on a daily basis for years and argued hundreds of motions to suppress the evidence. Our attorneys immediately know whether or not your Constitutional Right to be free from illegal searches and seizures has been violated. If the Police acted inappropriately, we do not hesitate to file a motion to suppress the evidence and seek to have the case dismissed.
Also, if you have been “set up” by an informant or undercover police officer our attorneys are skilled at challenging the police procedure used to arrest you or any police initiated identification procedure used to implicate you in the crimes charged.
We Explore Alternatives to Jail
At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall we have been extremely successful in winning Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine or Distribution of Cocaine (CDS) cases at trial, obtaining probationary terms rather than jail sentences for our clients, or convincing the Prosecutor’s Office to dismiss the charges if a co-defendant has taken responsibility for the cocaine in question. In some cases, we are able to get the cocaine charges downgraded or assist our client’s in applying to Drug Court as an alternative to jail.
Uniquely Qualified Criminal Attorneys Are Sometimes Required in Possession with intent to Distribute Cocaine or Distribution of Cocaine Cases
Even if it is your first offense, you need an experienced lawyer to minimize the impact a conviction could have on your future. Many Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine and Distribution of Cocaine cases are subject to the New Jersey Attorney General Guidelines referred to as the “Brimage Guidelines.” The Guidelines are an extensive set of rules and charts that dictate the type of offer an accused will receive from the Prosecutor for certain Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine and Distribution of Cocaine charges.
As former Prosecutors, we worked extensively with these Guidelines on a daily basis for years and we understand their complexities and how the Guidelines can be manipulated to your advantage. Our lawyers have the unique ability to analyze your Brimage Guidelines offer and determine whether or not the calculation is accurate, excessive or can be challenged.
For Help Fighting Drug Charges, Contact Our NJ Defense Lawyers Today
If you have been charged in the State of New Jersey with Possession of Cocaine (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10), Possession with the Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Distribution of Cocaine (N.J.S.A. 2C: 35-5), Maintaining or Operating a Cocaine Production Facility (N.J.S.A. 2C: 35-4) or Distribution of Cocaine in a School Zone or Public Park (N.J.S.A. 2C: 35-7 and N.J.S.A. 2C: 35-7.1), contact our law firm immediately for a free consultation.
The law firm of The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has the skill and experience to investigate your case, challenge the evidence, and advise you on a course of action that is best for you. Whether we are seeking a dismissal, negotiating the best plea deal available or defending your legal rights at a trial, we understand the system and how to make it best work for you.
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You Need A Trial Attorney with Experience in Defending Drug Charges
At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall our attorneys have 30 years of combined criminal trial experience. As former New Jersey Prosecutors, our attorneys have handled literally thousands of Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Distribution of cocaine and other related drug offenses. Unlike many criminal defense attorneys, we have successfully gone to trial on all types of Cocaine and Drug cases.