Southern New Jersey Lawyer Providing Legal Advice For Drug Charges
While many drug crimes, such as simple possession, are common, they still carry severe penalties upon conviction. If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug crime, it is wise to seek the counsel of an experienced defense lawyer.
At Joseph J. Rodgers, Chartered, I understand that facing the criminal justice system can be a frightening and intimidating experience. I have defended countless individuals through the history of my practice, and I’m ready to help you face this difficult time. Trust the firm to thoroughly investigate every aspect of your charge while developing a strong defense. To schedule a consultation with a attorney providing legal advice for drug charges, contact the office as soon as possible.
Drug Possession In Southern New Jersey
Drug charges typically fall into one of several categories.
- Possession: This is simply the act of possessing a controlled substance for personal use.
- Possession with intent to distribute: This offense is typically charged when an individual is in possession of a large quantity of drugs and/or paraphernalia that is associated with the act of distribution. This paraphernalia can include baggies and a scale.
- Growth or manufacturing: This offense is commonly tied to the act of creating the drug whether this is growing marijuana or chemically creating crystal meth.
I am regularly called upon to defend clients charged with crimes involving numerous different types of drugs, including:
- Prescription drugs, including Valium, Percocet and Cyboxil
As your attorney, I will explore all options to limit your exposure to the consequences of a criminal conviction. In many instances, I can discuss diversion programs or treatment programs with the prosecutor’s office to reduce your penalties. I also work with expert witnesses to ensure you have the best defense possible.
Were you charged with a minor drug crime but completed drug court in New Jersey? You may be eligible for expungement of the crime. Learn more about your rights and options.
Contact The Firm
If you need an experienced criminal defense attorney, do not hesitate to contact the office of Joseph J. Rodgers, Chartered. The firm can be reached at 800-514-1164 or through the online contact form on this website. Office hours are flexible based on clients’ needs, and the firm accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover for payment.