Drug offenses include possession, distribution, and/or manufacture of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, prescription drugs, and other controlled dangerous substances classified in New Jersey’s Drug Schedules. Drug-related crimes also include possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in a motor vehicle and are treated very seriously in the criminal courts. Punishments for juvenile offenders and adults can be severe, including high fines and possible imprisonment.
Although not always an option, Drug Court is a program that can be an alternative to incarceration as well as help provide drug rehabilitation to an addict. Ms. Breslow has helped numerous of her clients successfully get into Drug Court and she will discuss whether you may be a good candidate for the Program.
Under New Jersey statutes, if you are charged with drug distribution or possession with the intent to distribute within 1000 feet of school zone, you will subject to more serious charges with greater penalties and consequences. Even if it is your first offense you might be subject to prison and ineligible for parole. You can count on Ms. Breslow to stand by your side and protect your rights. She will look for every opportunity to minimize or eliminate the heavy penalties that you may be faced with.
Crimes involving prescription drugs such as oxycontin, codeine, Percocet, Vicodin are not treated any differently because they are prescription drugs. Prescription Drug Fraud and Prescription Drug Distribution cases, have the same serious consequences as any other drug charge.
If you have been charged or arrested for a drug related crime, or under investigation for a drug related offense, you need to ensure that your rights are preserved and your side of the story is told. Ms. Breslow is a criminal defense lawyer with tremendous experience handling drug cases in New Jersey courts. Contact Ms. Breslow immediately for a free consultation.