Without question, cocaine possession is the most common felony drug charge in Hunterdon County. Whether as a result of a routine traffic stop, an extensive police investigation or any other scenario, this controlled dangerous substance (“CDS”) exposes you to the possibility of years behind bars. Being represented by a well informed criminal defense lawyer can be your best hope of overcoming a possession of cocaine charge.
How Would The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Go About Proving A Cocaine Possession Charge?
The New Jersey law governing possession of cocaine is N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1). This legislation makes it a third degree crime to knowingly or purposely obtain or possess cocaine. Under this statute, possession can take place either actually or constructively. The term “actual possession” means the drug was directly in your control (like in your pocket, wallet, cigarette box or purse). The other term, “Constructive possession” refers to those times where the CDS isn’t in your direct control but you know of its presence and you have both the ability and intent to exercise control over it in the future. Classic examples of constructive possession include cocaine hidden in your apartment or car. If the prosecutor can demonstrate that the substance in question was cocaine, that you possessed it, and that your conduct was knowing, then you can be convicted of possession under 2C:35-10a(1).
What are the Possible Penalties For Possession Of Cocaine At The Hunterdon County Superior Court in Flemington, NJ?
The penalties that can be imposed at the time of sentencing at the county courthouse in Flemington are extreme. You could be incarcerated for as much as 5 years, fined $35,000, put on probation or parole, forced to submit to drug testing and other consequences. You would also have a felony record and face suspension of y driver’s license for 6 months to 2 years.
How Can I Evade Conviction For Possessing Cocaine?
There are plenty of ways that the highly skilled attorneys at Spodek Law Group can explore to avert a negative outcome. They will pick the case apart from the initial encounter with the police so that any evidence secured in the course of an unreasonable search or seizure is barred. If your Miranda Rights were subverted then we could challenge the charge on that basis also. There are also diversion programs such as Pretrial Intervention and Drug Court.
Your Flemington Cocaine Offense Defense Attorney
From the time you get arrested through your indicted, we have lawyers with the tools to build a potent defense. Do not make the mistake of being served up a lot of rhetoric. Closely examine the experience actually possessed by the lawyers you are considering. You would actually be shocked as to how few of them match their claims. The Spodek Law Group team includes veteran litigators whose experience is so extensive. To get a review of your offense from an accomplished lawyer, call us today!
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