Drug Crime

Understanding the New Process of Pre-Trial Release

A Change in the Guidelines of ArrestCriminal Defense

As of January 1, 2017 a new set of protocols will be put in place in the Courts of […]

What if I get caught drug trafficking?

New Jersey takes drug control very seriously and will charge any person caught with drugs to the fullest extent of the law. Even more serious than possession of drugs is drug trafficking. Drug trafficking is when you sell, transport, distribute or produce a large amount of a controlled substance. You will […]

Pharmacy Theft in New Jersey

One of the major problems plaguing today’s society is prescription drug abuse. There have unfortunately been many cases in which a person will break into a pharmacy with the intentions of stealing the prescription drugs that they desire. New Jersey takes pharmacy theft seriously in hopes to combat the serious […]

Will They Suspend My Driver’s License for Drug Conviction in New Jersey?

cannabisOftentimes, clients are concerned about some of the consequences of pleading guilty to or being found guilty of possession of drugs in the State of New Jersey. Whether your offense took place in a house, in a car, or on the […]

What is Important To Know About Drug Distribution in New Jersey?

cannabisOftentimes when I receive a phone call from a client about the distribution of drugs, that person isn’t fully aware of the facts and circumstances surrounding their case. They’re able to tell me whether it’s cocaine or heroin or […]

What is Drug Court?

Circuit_Court_BenchDrug court is an alternative sentence to a criminal defendant facing state prison. People charged with drug possession or drug distribution are often afforded the opportunity to apply to drug court as an alternative to an offer of […]

What Are The Possible Consequences of Being Charged With a Drug Offense?

Psychoactive_DrugsOftentimes when I discuss a case with a client about drugs or possession of drugs, it turns out that the client is not only charged with possession of a particular drug, but possession with intent to distribute that […]

What are the penalties for possession of prescription drugs?

Ritalin-SR-20mg Over the last several years, I’ve received a large number of phone calls from clients about possession of prescription drugs without a prescription. One of the big ones is oxycodone. Although not different than any other prescription drug without a prescription, possession of oxycodone is treated exactly the […]

What are the penalties for possession of Marijuana?

cannabis-448661_640 Oftentimes when I receive a phone call from an individual who has been charged with possession of drugs, the drug in question is marijuana. In New Jersey, the key number to keep in mind when possession of marijuana is the charge against you, is 50 grams. The reason […]

What are the penalties for possession of Cocaine or Heroin?

14249686899225Oftentimes when a client contacts me and informs me that they have been charged with possession of cocaine or heroin, they are obviously quite upset about the charges. In the State of New Jersey, possession of cocaine, possession of heroin […]

What is important to know about a drug offense in New Jersey?

Heroin2When a client contacts my office and tells me they’ve been arrested or charged with a drug offense, the first question I ask them is, “What drug are we talking about?” There’s line drawn in the State of New Jersey […]

What are the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and How Do They Work?

federal prisonIn federal court there’s what’s known as the federal sentencing guidelines. The same guidelines apply regardless of what the federal criminal defendant is charged with. The way those guidelines work is that it’s dependent on the nature of the […]

What is important to know about leaving the scene of an accident?

car accidentHere in New Jersey, leaving the scene of an accident is one of the most significant traffic violations we have. As a matter of fact, in recent years the legislature in New Jersey has made leaving the scene of an […]

What are the penalties for robbery convictions?

handcuffedIf you’ve been charged with robbery in New Jersey, you know that you’ve been charged with one of two types of robbery. You’ve either been charged with first degree robbery, which involves a weapon, a gun, or a knife, or you’ve […]

What are the penalties for shoplifting in New Jersey?

supermarket shoppingIn New Jersey, shoplifting, in general terms, is a misdemeanor or a disorderly person’s offense, that would be heard in the town where the offense took place. Although the shoplifting may involve the theft, potential theft or attempted theft of something […]