If you were recently allegedly caught with a controlled substance, it is critical that you swiftly retain the services of an experienced Mercer County possession of controlled dangerous substances lawyer at once. Contact the Law Office of Douglas Herring today to learn more about these charges and how we can help shield you from their implications.
Mercer County Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances Lawyer
In New Jersey, the simple possession of an illegal drug is called Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (C.D.S.) and it is defined in New Jersey Statute 2C:35-10. This is the crime of possessing a drug for personal use.
Depending on the circumstances, law enforcement may charge additional crimes, including Possession with Intent to Distribute – N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs – N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5, Possession with Intent to Distribute in a School Zone – N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7, Possession with Intent to Distribute within 500 feet of a public park or housing – N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1. If you are currently facing any of the aforementioned charges, you need a knowledgeable Mercer County criminal defense lawyer on your side.
Drugs that are Considered Controlled Substances
The phrase “controlled substance” refers to federally-scheduled drugs that are either illegal to possess altogether or are illegal to possess without a prescription. Some of the most common controlled substances that people are arrested for having possession of are as follows:
If you are caught in possession of any of the aforementioned drugs, you can expect to face a wide array of criminal penalties, including a term of incarceration, high fines, and more. You should also note that if you are charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, you are looking at additional jail or prison time, as well as higher fines. Our firm is here to defend you from these charges at every turn.
Contact a Mercer County Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances Lawyer
Mr. Herring handles cases in New Jersey Courts, including Middlesex, Somerset, Mercer, Monmouth, and Hunterdon counties. Our Mercer County possession of controlled dangerous substances lawyer is experienced in handling these cases, and he is prepared to put his experience to work for you. Our firm is on your side, and we will be through every step of the legal process ahead. Contact the Law Office of Douglas Herring today to schedule your free consultation with our knowledgeable legal team.