Drug Manufacturing and Trafficking Charges

Manufacturing and trafficking of heroin, methamphetamines, Ecstasy (MDMA), and other controlled substances are among the most serious crimes a person can commit. Like other states, New Jersey takes a very dim view of drug manufacturing and trafficking, and district attorneys tend to prosecute these cases much more aggressively than simple drug use or drug possession based on the theory that manufacturers and traffickers are more likely to be major organized-crime players as compared to street-level distributors and drug users.

If you have been charged with Drug Manufacturing or Drug Trafficking in New Jersey, you need an experienced attorney — an attorney who knows how to work with prosecutors as well as how to prepare a strong defense on your behalf.

You Can be Charged with Manufacturing Even Just for Measuring Drugs

Some drugs are more easily manufactured than others, which means that drug manufacturing charges are more likely to be leveled for marijuana, which is “manufactured” by growing it in your backyard or in a greenhouse, and methamphetamine which can be produced in home laboratories from drugs obtained over-the-counter.

Manufacturing charges also apply to facilities where heroin is “cut” for street distribution, or where crack cocaine is portioned out for sale. Other drugs (such as Ecstasy) are more commonly manufactured overseas, making a manufacturing charge in the state of New Jersey less likely.

Drug Trafficking and Drug Manufacturing Attorneys

Serving all of New Jersey including Monmouth County • Ocean County • Middlesex County • Mercer County • Union County

You do not have to have transported large quantities of a drug across state lines, or to sold (or to be caught buying) an entire suitcase of heroin in order to be charged with drug trafficking in New Jersey. This is where the lines separating drug possession, drug distribution and drug trafficking become very ill-defined and hiring an experienced attorney can help you. For example, if you’re caught holding (possessing) more than five ounces of methamphetamine, the authorities can charge you with possession, intent to distribute, or trafficking, depending on other details of the case.

If you’ve been charged with drug manufacturing or trafficking, the New Jersey defense lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall will work to secure the best possible outcome to your case. Call us at 877-450-8301 to schedule a free legal consultation. If you are incarcerated and cannot come to us, we will come to you to discuss your case.

Let our unique experience as prosecutor’s work for you. We understand the legal issues from both sides and have the experience to negotiate a satisfactory resolution or aggressively protect your rights at trial where you are presumed innocent.

Experience. Credentials. Compassion.

If you or a member of your family has been accused or charged with a serious drug crime in New Jersey, you are probably scared and confused.

  • What penalties am I facing?
  • Should I talk to the police?
  • What should I do next?

These are just a few of the many questions that you need answered from someone you can trust. The criminal justice process in New Jersey can be intimidating for anyone but there is no need to face it alone; we are here to help.