Criminal Defense Attorney for Drug Crimes in New Jersey

If you are an adult or juvenile who has been charged with a drug crime in Burlington County, NJ it is important to obtain experienced and committed legal guidance.  The following are potential drug charges in New Jersey:

  • Possession of CDS (Drugs) – N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10, 1st through 3rd Degree
  • Distribution of CDS (Drugs) – N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, 1st through 3rd Degree
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS (Drugs) – N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, 1st Through 3rd Degree
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute withing 1,000 feet of a School, 3rd Degree
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute within 500 feet of Public Property, 2nd Degree
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia – N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2, Disorderly Persons Offense

The specific sentence you face upon conviction of a drug crime will be based on a variety of factors, including the type and the amount of drug that was associated with the specific crime.  Drug Charges can range include a sentence to any of the following:

  • First Degree: 10-20 years
  • Second Degree: 5-10 years
  • Third Degree: 3-5 years
  • Fourth Degree: 18 months
  • Disorderly Persons: 6 months
  • Petty Disorderly Persons: 30 days.

In addition to jail time, you may also be subject to random urine testing and inpatient drug treatment programs.  Drug charges in New Jersey are often times accompanied by a drug problem or addiction, such as Opiate addiction.  The Drug Court Program is a form of sentence that you can be required to participate in and graduate.   In certain circumstances, you may be eligible for a “Conditional Discharge” or “Pre-trial Intervention Program“.  Some common drug cases in New Jersey including:

  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Ecstasy/MDMA
  • Methamphetamine
  • Prescription drugs (Oxycodone, Xanax, etc.)
  • Heroin

If you are charged with any drug crime in Burlington County, you should speak with Daniel Rosenberg, an experienced criminal defense lawyer to discuss your options.  Our team at Daniel M. Rosenberg & Associates in Burlington County provides Criminal Defense, Juvenile Defense, for theft, assault, drug crimes defense, sex crimes, and more.