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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

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License Suspension for Possession or Use of a Controlled Dangerous Substance

By Spodek Law Group | February 14, 2023

Loss of License for NJ Drug Possession Convictions

If you are facing controlled dangerous substance (CDS) charges in New Jersey, you may not be aware of all the consequences that come with a conviction. One of the most serious repercussions is the loss of your driving privileges. N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a), Possession or Use of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, allows the municipal judge to suspend your license for anywhere from six months to two years.

If you are employed or enrolled in school, losing your license can be devastating. That’s why it’s critical to speak with an experienced attorney who can help you understand the possible license suspensions associated with a N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a) possession charge, as well as the penalties for driving during a suspension period.

What Happens When a Drug Charge Arises from a Traffic Stop?

If your drug/CDS charge stems from a traffic stop, you will likely face additional penalties. Specifically, you will be ticketed for Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle, which carries a mandatory two-year suspension.

NJ Possession of CDS Defense: Avoiding a License Suspension

According to N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a), it is illegal for anyone to knowingly or purposely obtain or possess a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog. A violation of this law can result in jail time, hefty fines, and a license suspension. The latter is particularly crucial, as the judge has the power to suspend your license for six to twenty-four months.

However, you may have a defense against a license suspension. In State of New Jersey v. Bendix, the Appellate Division of New Jersey held that the court has the discretion to decline to impose a license suspension where the defendant demonstrated “extreme hardship.”

How Can an Attorney Help You Avoid a License Suspension?

At Spodek Law Group, our experienced defense attorneys have had tremendous success in arguing for a hardship application under State of New Jersey v. Bendix. We fight tirelessly to help our clients avoid a license suspension, as well as the accompanying criminal record, fines, and penalties. In many cases, we can even get the charges dismissed or downgraded.

If you are facing charges for drug possession or use, contact us today for a free consultation. We are available 24/7 at 1 855-927-0372 and are ready to help you.

What Happens if You Drive While Your License is Suspended?

If you are charged with driving while your license is suspended due to a CDS offense, the penalties are severe. The court will impose a $500 fine and an additional six-month license suspension. This means that, in addition to completing your current suspension, you may have to wait another six months before you can drive again.

Why It’s Critical to Maintain Your Driver’s License

It’s essential to do everything possible to maintain your driver’s license if you are facing drug charges in New Jersey. Unless your charges are downgraded or dismissed, you will face the possibility of a license suspension upon conviction. You will also face heavy fines if you drive during a suspension period. Contact Spodek Law Group today for a free consultation with an experienced defense attorney.

How Spodek Law Group Can Help You

At Spodek Law Group, we understand the devastating impact that a license suspension can have on your life. That’s why we work tirelessly to help our clients avoid this outcome.

We have years of experience in defending clients against drug charges, and we have a deep understanding of the law and the legal system. We use our expertise to build strong cases and fight for our clients’ rights.

Our attorneys are committed to providing personalized, compassionate representation to every client. We know that facing criminal charges can be stressful and overwhelming, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

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If you are facing drug charges in New Jersey, don’t wait to get the help you need. Contact Spodek Law Group today for a free consultation with Attorney Todd Spodek, a skilled and experienced defense attorney.

Table: Penalties for Possession or Use of a Controlled Dangerous Substance

Offense Penalty
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a) Possession or Use of a Controlled Dangerous Substance License suspension ranging from 6 months up to 2 years
Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle Mandatory 2-year license suspension
Driving while suspended due to a CDS offense $500 fine and additional 6-month license suspension

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