The penalties for cocaine possession, trafficking or distribution all include a mandatory fine. This fine can range from $1,000 to $4,000. A second fine, termed a “discretionary fine” can also be assessed. Factors that the sentencing judge considers are your past record as well as the amount of cocaine that was involved in the incident. These discretionary fines can range as high as $300,000.00. New Jersey law also allows for a penalty involving suspension of your driver’s license for up to 24months.
Whether you are entering the criminal justice system for the first time on a cocaine charge, or have a prior criminal record, Attorney Alan Peyrouton can help. This is the time you need a knowledgeable and aggressive attorney on your side to help review all the facts and weigh the best option for you. It is very helpful that you get an attorney involved early in your case, as there could be opportunities to reduce the damage soon after you are arrested.