Drug Possession Charges
Ellis Law will represent you if you are facing charges of drug possession. We handle cases involving drug possession of a wide variety of illegal drugs including marijuana, cocaine, crack, meth, heroin, opiates, oxycontin, and other prescription drugs. We will challenge the prosecution on your behalf and protect your Constitutional rights.
Our drug defense attorneys understand that drug charges can affect not only you but your family, children, and in some cases employment and educational opportunities. We take the time to get to know each client on a personal level and will take every step possible to protect the best interests of you and your family.
Consequences of Drug Possession
While consequences of drug possession can include jail time, more often our clients who are charged with a first offense are admitted to drug court, subject to supervision, treatment programs, or conditional discharge. If the case results in a discharge, you will not carry forward a criminal record.
If the individual is charged with a second offense, school zone offense, or intent to distribute, we will work to get the charges reduced. As with any drug charges, exercising your right to remain silent and contacting a skilled attorney as soon as possible will work in your favor. Making a statement or answering any questions can sometimes harm your case.
In a case where the drug possession charges apply to an individual under the age of 18, our attorneys will determine if the case should be tried in a criminal court or is more appropriately handled as a juvenile offense. Whatever the decision, we will handle your case at any level of the Court System in New Jersey or New York.
Defense Against Drug Possession Charges
When fighting your drug charges, our lawyers will obtain as much information as possible to give you the best defense.
- Was an illegal search and seizure used to obtain the drugs being used as evidence?
- Was an officer patting you down for a weapon when they found the drugs on your person?
- Did the illegal drug actually belong to you?
- Was there a search warrant request or probable cause for the traffic stop that uncovered the drugs?
- Should the charges actually be drug possession, or have they been elevated to possession or distribution based on the presence of large amounts of cash, drug paraphernalia, plastic bags, or a scale?
- When you were arrested were you read your Miranda rights?
Based on these questions, our lawyers may be able to reduce the charges in a plea bargain or negotiate a dismissal of the charges. If necessary, we will go to trial on your behalf.-
Have you been charged with drug possession or drug distribution? You need the help of New Jersey criminal defense lawyers at Ellis Law. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call our offices at 888-355-4752 or contact us online. We will provide a criminal defense attorney in the state of New Jersey.