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NJ Drug Crimes Lawyer

Since the “War on Drugs” launched in the 1980s, law enforcement has gone overboard to stop the problem. Now they target not only large-level drug dealers but also low-level offenders and addicts. This does not help prevent violent crime, but often increases the amount of crime we experience.

Drug crimes imprison more people in the country than any other criminal offense. That holds true here in New Jersey, too, where the number of persons incarcerated for drug crimes is higher than elsewhere in the country. No violence involved in the crime at all; drug crimes.

Updated laws make it possible for a person to spend many years in prison if they make a single mistake. No one in this world is perfect. They should not pay for every mistake they make in life, especially if the crime does not involve violence to another person. Court case outcomes often prove unfair and unjust, yet media makes little to no mention of the fundamental injustices known as the War on Drugs.

The aggressive policing tactics, harsh penalties, and the one-sided power against drug crimes simply terrify most people who find themselves in this situation. Of course, if history tells us anything, these people have plenty of reason to be afraid.

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
Yelva Saint-PreuxYelva Saint-Preux
19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
Katherine SunKatherine Sun
18:08 18 Apr 24
my lawyer is Alex Zhik. Efficient, patient and professional
Nun yaNun ya
17:48 18 Apr 24
Todd, Ralph and Alex are amazing. Helped my husband get from a double digit number with multiple charges to a single digit, by the time I blink he will be out. They very professional and help with all your needs. They dealt with my anxiety and worry very well and they understand that your family member needs to get home as soon as possible.
Keisha ParrisKeisha Parris
20:45 15 Mar 24
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko BeautyTaïko Beauty
16:26 15 Mar 24
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence.Thank you team!
K MarK Mar
01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.

Even people with small amounts of a drug in their possession are subject to the harsh realities of a drug crime in America. Even people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time learn that drug crimes in America are harsh and overbearing.

Prosecution teams for the state work diligently against criminals facing drug crimes. They want the harshest possible sentences for the cases, regardless of the circumstances surrounding the case. But, despite all this, people who hire criminal defense lawyers stand a chance of victory when charged with a drug crime.

How New Jersey Drug Possession Prosecution Works

Police find most drugs through routine traffic stops. Since police know this method often produces drugs if they stop enough vehicles, even if it is a small amount of a drug or even paraphernalia, they increase the number of traffic stops made during a regular day or week with hopes of prosecuting a few more people.

Police sometimes conduct undercover investigations that lead to drug arrests. They might follow people that leave the home that is being investigated. Other drug crime charges come when people call police officers out for their safety and the police discover drugs at the scene.

Police often fail to follow proper protocol during searches. Thus, evidence that officers collect may be inadmissible in court. With the right team of legal experts, understanding the evidence can help win your case.

After police turn over the case to the DA’s office, expect an aggressive prosecution team. They want you behind bars for as long as possible. Our drug defense attorneys often negotiate a dismissal of charges before they make it to court. Can we do the same in your drug case?


Federal Drug Possession in New Jersey

Most drug arrests occur at the state level. However, some drug crimes may be federal offenses. Most drug crimes charged at the federal level are high-level suppliers, however, any case may be handled under federal authority if:

– Drugs were found as part of a federal investigation

– Drugs are transported through the mail

– Drugs found on federal property

– A federal office makes the drug crime arrest

Federal drug crimes are serious. Our law firm has aggressive lawyers ready to tackle your federal drug crime case. If you believe that you are under investigation or have already been charged with a drug crime, contact our federal drug defense attorneys. We can help protect your rights during this difficult time.


Free Consultations Available

Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation. Our federal drug crime lawyers provide this consultation as a courtesy, so clients know exactly what to do and what to expect both with and without an attorney. We care about your future and the outcome of your case. We will fight for you!

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