New Jersey Drug Crimes

Drug cases continue to be prosecuted vigorously by both state and federal authorities in New Jersey. The most common charges include narcotics conspiracy, distribution, possession with intent to distribute and simple possession. Some drug convictions can land you in jail or prison, while others can lead to fines and long-lasting problems in your professional and personal life.

There are a number of penalty enhancements for drug crimes, including mandatory prison sentences and higher penalties for offenses committed within 1,000 feet of school property. Prosecutions do not end with "street" drugs like heroin, cocaine and marijuana. Crimes involving prescription drugs, designer drugs such as ecstasy, and anabolic steroids are often considered serious violations.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug crime, you can protect your legal rights and fight for a favorable outcome with representation by an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Our Approach to Drug Possession and Distribution Charges

At the Law Offices of Brian J. Neary, we vigorously represent individuals accused of drug felonies and misdemeanors in New Jersey. Equipped with decades of experience in the field of criminal law, our defense attorneys approach drug cases in several ways:

  • By exploring Constitutional issues, such as search and seizure law, which can determine whether an individual's rights have been violated.
  • By carefully reviewing the circumstances of the criminal investigation, including the police use of confidential informants.
  • By examining police tactics, which may constitute entrapment.
  • By considering sentence alternatives when appropriate: Drug rehabilitation, as opposed to prison, is often the best avenue of representation when the evidence against a defendant is strong. The advent of "drug court" throughout New Jersey's criminal justice system provides us the chance to help in dealing with both the legal and medical dilemma facing those who abuse drugs.

Every criminal case is different. Our firm can evaluate your case and help you understand your options for defense.

Contact Our Defense Attorneys

If you or a family member has been accused of conspiracy possession, intent to sell, or another drug offense in New Jersey, the Law Offices of Brian J. Neary can provide the advice and representation you need. Contact us to discuss your case in confidence.

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