Distribution and Dealing of Illegal Drugs
Drug charges can permanently affect your record and your ability to seek employment. They can also affect the status of your driver’s license. If you have been charged with or arrested for the distribution of illegal drugs, it is crucial to take immediate action for a strong defense. You should not answer any questions without having an attorney present. Your right to remain silent may be your best protection to avoid making mistakes and increasing the charges against you. At the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, P.C., we work with you to secure your rights and protect your future. Our Freehold attorneys will fight to have your charges lowered or even dismissed. We have been helping to protect the rights of those charged with criminal offenses for more than two decades, and we can help you. We are prepared to defend cases involving the trafficking, sale, dispensing, and intent to distribute drugs. We also have experience handling cases in which school zone infractions were committed, drugs were found in the car
while driving, drug manufacture or cultivation are involved, and juvenile drug crime cases. At the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, P.C., we are familiar with handling serious drug charges in the superior courts as well as the lesser drug citations that are heard in municipal courts. Our criminal defense attorneys can defend you against charges for many types of drugs and controlled substances including:
- Cocaine or Crack
Whether you have been charged with drug manufacturing, driving under the influence, drug possession or drug distribution, we will fight to protect your interests in and out of the courtroom. We will investigate your criminal history to determine your eligibility for a conditional discharge. If we are able to get a discharge, you will not have a criminal record. We also work with you to protect your driver’s license and can even have your past criminal charges expunged.
Consequences of Drug Distribution Charges
If you are charged with the intent to distribute an illegal drug, penalties range from supervised treatment to jail time. A first offense charge of the intense to distribute an illegal drug may just result in strict supervision or drug treatment. If the threat of deadly force or other violence is involved with a drug distribution charge, you may be at risk of serious consequences such an unnecessarily long prison sentence. We will work to get your case dried in a drug court rather than a criminal court where a conviction carries the penalty of jail time. Drug court is specifically designed to rehabilitate drug users and may be more inclined to sentence drug treatment.
Contacting an attorney at the first opportunity after being charged or arrested will guarantee the strongest defense possible. If you are in the New York or New Jersey area and have been charged with the distribution of illegal drugs such as marijuana, heroin, cocaine, contact Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, P.C for your free consultation today. Our drug defense attorneys understand that drugs can spread to affect the children in your family. We fight to protect you and your family.
Have you been charged with drug possession or drug distribution? Contact our Monmouth County law office by e-mail or call 888-ELLIS-LAW (888-355-4752) right away. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We will provide a criminal defense attorney in the state of New Jersey