Criminal charges regarding the unlawful possession of a controlled substance can change the course of a person’s life, and if you are charged with ketamine possession, you need an aggressive Mercer County ketamine defense lawyer on your side. Contact the Law Office of Douglas Herring today.
Mercer County Ketamine Defense Lawyer | Fighting Ketamine Possession Charges
Ketamine is a pharmaceutical drug created for use in human and veterinary medicine. In veterinary medicine, it is used to sedate large animals before anesthesia and has been used to control pain. Ketamine works by interfering with the central nervous system. Similar to P.C.P., Ketamine causes a state of “dissociative anesthesia” and is used as a recreational drug.
In recreational users who commonly snort crushed pills, ketamine can cause dream-like states and hallucinations. Some users have reported sensations of a feeling of floating to feeling separated from their body. At sufficiently high doses, some users experience a state of extreme dissociation with visual and auditory hallucinations. Because of the potent effects of ketamine, New Jersey law imposes very grave consequences on the possession and distribution of ketamine. If you are under investigation for or have been arrested for this drug you need to contact a Mercer County criminal defense lawyer at once.
Consequences of Ketamine Possession in New Jersey
The first element that the prosecution must prove is that whatever you possessed was a controlled dangerous substance. In N.J.S.A. 2C:35-2, New Jersey law includes ketamine as a controlled substance. The next element that the Prosecution must prove is that you possessed or obtained the ketamine. Finally, the Prosecution will need to prove that you acted knowingly or purposefully in obtaining or possessing the ketamine. This means the Prosecution will need to show that you knew you possessed the ketamine.
Without the assistance of a Mercer County ketamine defense lawyer, you could face a bevy of penalties. Ketamine is a Schedule III drug, so you can expect to face a term of imprisonment, as well as high fines.
You should also note that upon conviction, the federal government may suspend any financial aid for a person convicted of a drug offense, including possession. A drug conviction may prevent you from obtaining many types of assistance and programs. Most employers run background checks on anyone applying for a job and a conviction will most likely lead to you being not hired.
Contact a Mercer County Ketamine Defense Lawyer
Ketamine possession charges can follow a person for the rest of their life, making it complicated to move on. If you’ve been accused of ketamine possession, you should contact the Law Office of Douglas Herring today to schedule your free initial consultation.