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 face serious penalties if you are charged with drug trafficking offenses and are likely going to face a number of years in prison because this type of crime in New Jersey is considered a felony.
When you are charged with drug trafficking in New Jersey, you are likely going to face anywhere from 1 to 20 years in jail and a large number of fines. The drugs that are most often trafficked are Schedule I and II drugs, meaning that they have highly addictive qualities. These may include, but are not limited to cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine. In the event that you are charged with this crime, you are going to need strong, experienced legal representation in order to fight to reduce your sentence. Due to how strict the state is on drugs, it is important to have an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the criminal law system. Strong legal representation during this time is vital to try and reduce some of your jail sentence and the fines that you are going to face when charged with drug trafficking.
Keith Hirschorn, P.C., is an experienced criminal defense attorney working throughout the state of New Jersey. If you have any questions regarding your case, call the law office to set up a free initial consultation.