Possession of cocaine in the state of New Jersey falls under N.J.S.A. 2C: 35-10. Possession of cocaine or its analog is a serious crime in the state of New Jersey and is often a crime of the third degree. This means that a person convicted of this crime may face up to five years in a New Jersey State Prison and a fine of up to $35,000.00.
The lawyers at our New Jersey criminal defense law firm can help you decide on the best course of action to minimize penalties and prepare a thorough and aggressive defense to a possession of cocaine charge. If you or someone you know has been charged with possession of cocaine, contact our law firm today.
Under New Jersey law, a person may be charged with possession of cocaine if they are in actual or constructive possession of the substance. Actual possession generally means the individual has the substance on his or her person. Constructive possession generally means that the cocaine is not actually in the individual’s physical possession but the individual exercised dominion and control over the substance.
Regardless of whether the individual is found to be in actual of constructive possession of cocaine or another controlled dangerous substance, the state is able to move forward with third degree possession charges so long as they have evidence to establish either actual or constructive possession of the substance.
If you are charged, the attorneys at our firm are ready to raise all potential defenses to possession of cocaine charges. In some circumstances, if the cocaine was seized after the individual’s constitutional rights were violated, the attorneys at our law firm may be able to make a motion to the court and have the cocaine suppressed. If the motion is successful, the state will not be permitted to use the cocaine, which they seized, against the accused at trial. In most instances, if the cocaine is suppressed, the case will be dismissed.
Our attorneys represent individuals charged with cocaine possession in all of New Jersey’s twenty-one counties. We are conveniently located in Freehold, New Jersey and have vast experience working throughout the Monmouth county area in municipalities such as Asbury Park.
The lawyers at our New Jersey criminal defense law firm will fight to achieve a successful outcome in your cocaine possession case. Our attorneys work in conjunction with one another with one common goal, to provide the very best defense for each and every client. The attorneys at our firm have a track record of success in defending drug related criminal offenses.
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