Do Not Give Up Fighting Drug Crime Charges
Although the nation is moving toward legalizing marijuana and has lightened its perspective on many controlled substances, the federal and state governments still take drug crime seriously. You might find yourself in a situation you did not plan for that results in a criminal drug charge. It is crucial that you fight the charges against you or you could have to pay a major fine or spend time in jail.
At Law Offices of Melissa Rosenblum, LLC, we defend people in Jersey City, Pleasantville and throughout New Jersey facing a variety of drug-related offenses. Our founding attorney, Melissa Rosenblum, is a certified criminal trial attorney who has more than 25 years of experience. Whether you feel that your charges are the result of racial profiling, gang activities, or simply being caught with a few ounces of marijuana, we know what it takes to protect your rights.
Drug Distribution: What You Should Know
In New Jersey, it is against the law to distribute or possess with the intention to distribute a controlled substance. The state refers to this act as drug distribution. There are three degrees of drug distribution crimes arranged by the substance and the amount of substance in question. The penalties depend on the degree of the offense. For example:
- First-degree: Ten to 20 years in prison
- Second-degree: Five to 10 years in prison
- Third-degree: Three to 5 years in prison
Heavy fines usually accompany a conviction, as well. Fortunately, we have managed to secure many positive outcomes for our clients, including dropped charges, reduced charges, mitigated sentencing and reduced sentencing. If you are a college student who faces discipline due to your school’s drug policies, we can help you protect your academic futute.
No Charge Is Too Small Or Too Large To Fight
Minor drug charges can result in up to six months in prison, loss of your driver’s license, a $1,000 fine and mandatory rehabilitation. Receiving multiple drug convictions or participating in activity related to drug trafficking can result in decades behind bars and thousands of dollars in fines. This is why you cannot allow a conviction on your record, especially if you already have a prior history of criminal activity. We take every criminal case seriously, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, and do everything in our power to shield you from the impact of a harsh sentence.
Begin Your Drug Defense Today
If you are facing drug-related criminal charges, now is the best time to seek the defense counsel of Law Offices of Melissa Rosenblum, LLC. Schedule your free consultation today to protect your tomorrow. To reach us, please call us at (609) 732-3753 or send us an email.