• Often clients are not only charged with possession of a drug but possession with intent to distribute.
  • Regardless of the drug, possession with intent to distribute is a felony in New Jersey, where the individual faces a potential state prison term.
  • The court sometimes enhances the penalties and adds a “parole disqualifier” which is a certain period of time that the defendant is facing before they are eligible for parole.
  • If the individual is charged with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school or 500 feet of a park or public housing unit, the parole disqualifier can be added.
  • Prior to appearing in court for any of these charges, consult an experience New Jersey attorney to discuss your case.