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Facing drug charges in New Jersey is a serious matter. With many drug crimes being classified as indictable offenses under the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice, individuals charged with these crimes will often be at risk for substantial fines and long-term imprisonment – in many cases with mandatory minimum sentences without the possibility of parole. Even lesser drug crimes can lead to life-changing consequences; and, as a result, if you are facing drug charges in Freehold, you need experienced legal representation.
At Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., our Freehold drug charge lawyers aggressively represent clients charged with possession, distribution, cultivation and other drug-related offenses. We understand what is at risk, and we know the options that are available for mitigating – if not eliminating – the consequences of an arrest. Even if you were arrested with illegal drugs in your possession, you could still have a number of legal defenses available. When you hire us to represent you, we will thoroughly evaluate the facts of your case and build a comprehensive defense strategy to protect you.
Our Freehold drug charge lawyers routinely represent clients charged with all types of drug-related offenses. If you have been arrested for any of the following types of offenses, we encourage you to contact us promptly for a confidential consultation:
The penalties for drug crimes in New Jersey vary widely depending upon the type of drug(s) involved, the quantity of drugs involved, the circumstances surrounding your arrest and whether you have a prior criminal record. For example, if you were arrested for simple possession of marijuana as a first-time offender, you may only be at risk for a few hundred dollars in fines, and you may be eligible for a diversionary program such as the Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI). On the other hand, if you have been charged with maintaining a grow operation at your home or selling drugs near a school, you could easily be facing years of imprisonment and tens of thousands of dollars in fines.
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your arrest, it is critical not to assume that you will be found guilty at trial. The prosecutor’s office has the burden to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt, and this requires strong evidence that is admissible in court. From illegal searches and seizures to issues with the chain of custody, there are a variety of ways our attorneys may be able to raise questions about the prosecution’s case. If there is any reason to question the evidence against you, this could be enough to protect you from a guilty verdict in court.
If you need to speak with a drug charge defense lawyer, you can contact our Freehold, NJ law offices for a confidential initial consultation. Call 1-877-435-6371 to schedule an appointment, or tell us how to reach you and we will be in touch as soon as possible.
Don’t let your rights be jeopardized.