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As someone who has been arrested and charged with a drug crime in New Jersey, the next several months could chart the path for the rest of your life. If you are able to avoid a conviction, you will be able to resume your normal routine. But, if you get convicted at trial, you could be sentenced to fines and prison time. And once you leave prison, you will find that your conviction follows you nearly everywhere you go.
A Flemington drug lawyer at Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A. is prepared to represent clients facing drug charges in state and federal court. If you have been charged with simple marijuana possession, we can represent you in the Flemington Municipal Court. If you have been charged with a more serious offense, such as opioid distribution, we can represent you in Hunterdon County Court, Superior Court or the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Each lawyer in our Flemington office has extensive experience representing clients charged with drug crimes. Together, our firm’s defense attorneys offer centuries of combined experience in cases involving charges such as:
In state court, most of these crimes carry substantial fines and prison sentences ranging from several years to a decade or longer. Sentencing in federal court can be equally, if not more, severe.
For certain drug crimes, first-time offenders can avoid fines and imprisonment by committing to one of New Jersey’s diversionary programs. These include the Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI), Conditional Discharge and Conditional Dismissal. If you are eligible to take part in a diversionary program (and agreeing to participate in one of these programs is your best option), we can focus our defense strategy on convincing the judge that you do not deserve to be sent to jail. Then, once you complete the program, your charges will be dismissed.
Of course, if the prosecution does not have the evidence to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, then you should stand up and fight for your freedom. There are several ways to fight drug charges in state and federal court, including defenses you can use even if you were caught with drugs in your possession or in the act of selling illegal drugs. Our attorneys will carefully assess the facts of your case to determine what defenses you have available; and, if possible, we will fight vigorously to secure a “not guilty” verdict at trial.
If you are facing drug charges in Flemington, we strongly encourage you to promptly seek experienced legal representation. To discuss your case with a defense attorney at Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., call 908-782-5317 or contact us online now.
Don’t let your rights be jeopardized.