cocaine & CDS Defense
The penalties for cocaine possession, trafficking or distribution carry serious consequences.
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 24 months.
Whether you are entering the criminal justice system for the first time on a cocaine charge, or have a prior criminal record, you absolutely need an attorney to represent you.
this is the time you need a knowledgeable and aggressive attorney on your side to help review all the facts of your case.
no two cases are identical!
in all likelihood, you are face the loss of your freedom (state Prison) because cocaine charges are serious felonies.
you must take the necessary steps to gather and analyze the evidence the police have against.
every option must be exhausted. your attorney should always challenge the legality of how the evidence against you was obtained. The legal method of challenging evidence illegally obtained is through the filing of a motion to suppress.
for information on what a motion to suppress is and how a motion to suppress works, please read our blog. click here!
It is an absolute necessity that you hire an attorney to represent you as early as possible in your case. defendants are entitled to conduct their own investigations in preparation for trial. The sooner you begin defending the accusations against you, the greater the chances of mitigating the damage to your case and the greater the likelihood of avoiding incarceration.
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