Drug Possession Defense Lawyer in Haddonfield, NJ Defends Clients in Camden County, Gloucester County, Burlington County, and Throughout South Jersey
As an experienced New Jersey drug possession attorney, I understand the overwhelming and stressful nature of facing a criminal drug charge that includes the possibility of jail time. At The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen, we recognize the serious nature of charges related to the possession of an illegal substance, be it cocaine, heroin, marijuana, prescription drugs, or any other type of drug. I bring my knowledge, resources, and experience to bear in order to guide clients in Camden County and throughout New Jersey facing criminal drug charges.
Secure Your Future With Experienced and Dedicated Defense; Schedule a Free Consultation With Me, New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Jill Cohen, to Fight For Your Rights and Seek The Justice You Deserve.
What to Do After Your Arrest
Being arrested can be anxiety-inducing, and it's often challenging to maintain clarity. Law enforcement officers can be intimidating, so it's essential to guard your words and actions to avoid inadvertently bolstering their case against you. Always request a lawyer immediately to protect your rights. Without an attorney present, anything you say could be used to build a case against you.
Understanding Penalties for Drug Possession Under NJ Laws
New Jersey's laws regarding the possession of illicit drugs are strict. If convicted, you could face severe penalties, including:
- Possession of illicit substances (other than marijuana) could be deemed a third-degree indictable offense, potentially leading to three to five years in prison and a fine of up to $35,000.
- Unlawful possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana (or five grams of hashish) is a disorderly persons offense, which could lead to up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
- Unauthorized possession of prescription drugs could be seen as a third-degree indictable offense, potentially resulting in three to five years in prison and a fine of up to $35,000.
- Possession of drug paraphernalia could lead to up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
Even a seemingly minor offense can lead to jail time and significant fines, making it critical to have an experienced criminal defense attorney like myself represent your interests when you face drug possession charges in New Jersey.
"I did not expect my case to go so well but Jill found a way to really help me, I’m very grateful I chose her as my attorney and definitely would again in the future if needed."Paige M.
"I cannot say enough good things about Jill and her staff... During one of the most trying times for me, not only did she support me, but she and her staff truly listened to me and, most importantly, had my best interest at heart. I will refer Jill to anyone that needs a hands-down professional, caring lawyer to get them through a difficult time."Elizabeth S.
"She is very nice she works with you step-by-step, and she keeps you very informed about your case. She has great service, excellent workmanship, and she put her all into getting you the best results. Thanks a lot Jill R. Cohen."Keshia D. View All Client Reviews
Your Defense Against Drug Possession Charges
A conviction for drug possession can drastically impact your life. Having a criminal record for drug crimes can make it difficult to secure employment, housing, or educational opportunities. However, you have rights and options when facing drug possession charges. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you secure a favorable outcome.
As your attorney, I will work tirelessly to mount a defense against your charges, negotiate for a less severe sentence, or seek admission to the court’s diversionary programs, which can lead to the dismissal of your charges without a conviction or record.
Even if the police find drugs on you, we may be able to assert legal defenses that can reduce or dismiss your charges. For instance, we can challenge the legality of your stop, the search of your person, vehicle, or home, or the reliability of any lab testing performed on the seized substances.
Contact The Law Office Of Jill R. Cohen to Speak With a Qualified New Jersey Drug Possession Attorney Today
If you or a loved one have been charged with a drug possession offense in New Jersey, it's important to act quickly to protect your rights and future; a conviction can have long-lasting consequences. I invite you to schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation today to discuss your case details and learn more about how I can assist you in defending against your drug possession charges.