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New Jersey Cocaine Charges Attorney

Trusted Cocaine Defense Lawyer Fights for Clients Facing Charges for Possession and Possession With Intent to Distribute Cocaine in Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, and Throughout New Jersey

Are you or a loved one facing cocaine charges? Perhaps charged with cocaine possession? Or accused of possession with intent to distribute cocaine? 

Whether your cocaine charge involves possession or distribution, whether it is a possession of cocaine first offense or a subsequent offense, The Law Office of John B. Brennan has your back. Skilled New Jersey cocaine charges attorney John B. Brennan defends clients accused of all types of cocaine charges, protecting their rights and fighting on their behalf for the best possible outcome in each case.

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Skilled New Jersey Cocaine Charges Attorney Defends Clients Accused Of All Types Of Cocaine Charges

When you are facing a cocaine charge, it is important to understand how cocaine possession works under the law and the ramifications of a charge of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. 

In New Jersey, “cocaine possession” is considered to be found in several ways:

In New Jersey, a “possession with intent to distribute cocaine” charge is primarily based on the quantity of cocaine that is in possession. And the penalties for cocaine distribution vary in severity based on the amount of cocaine that is found. 

Specifically, in New Jersey, the penalties for possession with intent to distribute cocaine (including selling and manufacturing) are as follows:

If an individual is arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine in a public park, in a school zone, or in a public housing project, the penalties increase. A cocaine distribution charge in a school zone — which is considered to be within 1,000 feet of school property — brings a mandatory minimum prison term of one-third to one-half of the sentence or three years, whichever is greater. During this term, the individual is not eligible for parole. A cocaine distribution charge within 500 feet of a housing project or a public park is considered a separate second degree offense, regardless of whether the quantity of cocaine is greater than 0.5 oz.

Cocaine charges in New Jersey are complicated. But it is critical that anyone arrested for cocaine possession understand New Jersey’s cocaine laws. Trusted New Jersey cocaine charges attorney John B. Brennan fights for clients who are facing charges for possession and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The Law Office of John B. Brennan offers a free, confidential case evaluation; arrange for your complimentary consultation today.

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Facing A Cocaine Charge? Learn How the Top-Rated New Jersey Cocaine Charges Attorney at The Law Office of John B. Brennan Can Help Your Case

New Jersey Cocaine Charges Attorney

Found with cocaine in your backpack? Pulled over while out with friends and there was cocaine tucked in the glove compartment box? These situations are serious. Possession of any amount of cocaine is illegal in New Jersey and the penalties are severe. Having a skilled criminal defense attorney to handle your case is essential for a favorable outcome. 

Top-rated New Jersey cocaine charges attorney John B. Brennan is a certified criminal trial attorney and former prosecutor with over 30 years of criminal trial experience. Attorney Brennan draws on his 25 years of prosecutorial experience to develop a strategic defense of cocaine charges to have cases dismissed or charges reduced. Learn how we can help your case. The Law Office of John B. Brennan offers a free, no obligation consultation; schedule your appointment with our office today.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Charges of Cocaine Possession and Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine In New Jersey

FAQ: Is possession of cocaine a felony in New Jersey?

Yes. In New Jersey, under the state’s criminal code statute N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10, it is considered a felony if an individual is in possession of any amount of cocaine. Cocaine is considered a “controlled dangerous substance” (CDS) in New Jersey, and possession of any amount of this drug is considered a third degree crime. Penalties for conviction of possession of cocaine are serious, including a fine of up to $35,000, up to five years in state prison, and revocation of the drivers’ license. The experienced New Jersey cocaine charges attorney at The Law Office of John B. Brennan defends individuals facing all types of cocaine charges, with a record of achieving favorable outcomes for his clients. To arrange a free, no obligation consultation regarding your cocaine charge, contact our office.

FAQ: How is cocaine classified in New Jersey?

Controlled dangerous substances (CDS) are classified by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) into five drug schedules. These categories are based on the drug’s acceptable medical use and the drug’s potential for abuse or dependency. Cocaine is considered a dangerous drug and is classified under Schedule II, which are substances that have a high potential for abuse and dependency.

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