Edison NJ Cocaine Lawyers
Although Edison was once ranked second in terms of places to live in New Jersey by Money Magazine, cocaine is not something that is foreign to the township police department. Cocaine is a drug that comes up more often throughout New Jersey these days, including in Edison Township. If you were arrested for possession or distribution of cocaine, you face a felony criminal charge that can only be handled at the Middlesex County Superior Court. Our defense firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, has considerable experience handling cocaine possession cases arising in Edison. We are a criminal offense comprised of former prosecutors and experienced criminal attorneys that regularly appear in New Brunswick on indictable cases involving first degree, second degree and third degree cocaine crimes. Our lawyers have over 100 years of combined knowledge and experience in the defense of cocaine distribution and simple possession offenses. Call us 24/7 for a free consultation at 732-248-7675.
Cocaine Possession Charge in Edison
An arrest for cocaine possession falls under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10 of New Jersey Law. This statute makes it illegal to possess a controlled dangerous substance and specifically references cocaine as a drug falling with this prohibition. Possession cocaine in violation of this law subjects you to a third degree crime. The penalties include up to 5 years in prison and a $35,000. You are also subject to a driver’s license suspension of 6 months that is mandatory.
Distribution of Cocaine in Edison
Selling, distributing or possessing cocaine with intent to distribute falls under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. Distribution of less than .5 ounces of cocaine is a third degree crime that carries maximum penalties that include a $50,000 fine and 5 years in prison. Selling cocaine of a weight of at least .5 ounces but less than 5 ounces is a second degree crime that results in 5-10 years in prison and a $150,000 fine. Distribution of cocaine involving a weight of 5 ounces or more is a first degree crime that subjects an individual to 10-20 years of incarceration and a $500,000 fine. In addition, where someone distributes cocaine in a Edison school zone or within 500 feet of a public park, they are subject to separate offenses under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7 and 2C:35-7.1. These charges are in addition to N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 and trigger application of mandatory minimum sentences.
Edison Township Cocaine Attorney
A criminal charge involving cocaine will result in a felony record if you are convicted. It also has the potential to land you in jail/prison. The best way confront these risks is to secure representation from an experienced cocaine defense lawyer. Our lawyers have proficiency in cases like yours and are prepared to do what it takes to see that the best resolution of your case is obtained. To speak to an attorney about your Edison cocaine offense, call 732-248-7675.