Defending clients in New Jersey against methamphetamine possession charges.
New Jersey is aggressively fighting a national epidemic of methamphetamine abuse, addiction, and violence. Also known as meth or crystal, methamphetamine is becoming an increasingly popular narcotic. New Jersey courts are forcefully prosecuting methamphetamine possession cases. Possession of meth is a felony charge. Every circumstance is different and cases vary. Speaking to an experienced New Jersey methamphetamine law attorney at Keith Hirschorn P.C. is in your best interest. We will work diligently to come the best possible resolution for your case. Don’t let drug possession ruin your livelihood.
Penalties for methamphetamine possession in NJ
Methamphetamine is a Schedule II drug according to the Controlled Substance act of 1970. According to the Controlled Substance Act, methamphetamine has some medicinal purposes and doctors have been known to prescribe forms of the drug to people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Illegal possession of methamphetamine is a third-degree felony and constitutes a penalty of:
- three to five years in New Jersey state prison
- $35,000 worth of fines
- possible loss of license
Defending against intent to distribute charges
Methamphetamine possession with the intent to distribute is a more serious crime than simple possession. For the possession charge to be considered intent to distribute, the person must have more than a half an ounce on their person. Possession between a half an ounce and less that 5 ounces is a second degree felony. 5 ounces or more is a first degree felony. These felonies have with varying jail time penalties and overwhelming fines. You are facing a penalty of 100 hours of community service if you are caught with meth in a school zone.
A New Jersey attorney is on your side
Attorneys at Keith Hirschorn, P.C. are here to assist you through your ordeal. If you have been arrested with methamphetamine, you are facing serious charges and we are committed to guiding you through New Jersey drug laws. Experienced attorneys at Keith Hirschorn P.C. can examine your case to see if your rights were violated and proper police procedure was followed. You may have a case that they had no reason to stop you and could see all charges dropped. Whatever the circumstances, contact us for a consultation.