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If you have been arrested or charged with a drug crime in New Jersey, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Following a conviction, you face consequences that might have a devastating and long-lasting effect on the rest of your life. Drug charges are serious and you should consult with a criminal defense attorney immediately.
The New Jersey drug crimes attorneys at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC have the expertise necessary to aggressively defend clients against even the most complex charges. We have several former prosecutors in our office who have many years of experience prosecuting drug crimes. The knowledge that these former prosecutors gained from prosecuting drug cases is constantly being put to use to defend the interests of our clients charged with drug offenses.
We are all battle-tested litigators and skilled negotiators. We will fight your charges from the moment you retain our firm. You can rely on our legal team to be knowledgeable about changes in legislation and technological advances that benefit both the prosecution and the defense.
If you are facing these or any other drug charges, do not hesitate to contact our law firm for a free, confidential consultation:
Whether your charge involves cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamines (meth) or prescription narcotics, it is essential to have the right defense attorney on your side. Effective defense requires preparation and experience. The experienced criminal defense lawyers at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, we will devote the resources of the firm to investigating your situation and developing the most compelling defense possible in your unique situation in Essex, Somerset and Union counties and across New Jersey.
New Jersey has stiff penalties for drug crimes, including long jail sentences, significant fines, probation, counseling classes, random drug testing, public service, etc. Further, if you are convicted of a criminal offense in Union, Essex or Somerset counties, or anywhere in the state of New Jersey, you will have a permanent record that will follow you around for many years. A criminal record can seriously affect your ability to get an education, a job, a professional license and even a loan.
Penalties range in severity based on a number of factors which include but are not limited to: prior convictions, the amount of drugs involved, the type of drug(s) involved and whether or not there was intent to sell. Contrary to popular belief, there is no “small amount” exception. Even if you are charged with a very small amount of illegal drugs, you can face serious consequences. Nor do you need to be physically in possession of the illegal drugs to be charged with possession. If drugs are found in your vehicle, for instance, you can be charged with a drug crime in New Jersey.
At Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC our criminal defense attorneys represent clients across the state of New Jersey against all types of drug charges. Whether you have been charged with illegal drug possession or prescription drugs, we will fight your charges. Our criminal defense lawyers have successfully handled cases ranging from misdemeanors and disorderly persons offenses to defendants facing substantial drug charges and decades in prison.
We know drug laws in NJ and we know how to defend drug possession, intent to distribute, drug trafficking and drug manufacturing charges. If we see potential for filing a motion to suppress evidence, we will do so. A motion to suppress is filed when there is question over whether the drugs were seized in a legal manner. If we are able to successfully demonstrate to the court that the drugs were not legally seized, it is very possible that the charges will be dismissed. This is just one line of defense. There are many others, as well as numerous ways of reducing sentences.
In addition you may be a candidate for a pre-trial intervention program which, if successfully completed, often results in the dismissal of charges and no jail time.
If you or someone you know is facing drug charges in New Jersey, including possession, intent to distribute, manufacturing or any prescription drug charges, you need an experienced lawyer guiding you through the complex legal system. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an attorney at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC. We will discuss your case with you and come up with the best possible defense strategy for your situation. Our legal team can be reached by calling any of our office locations, or by completing the confidential contact form on this website.
Under some circumstances, yes. The police can search your home or your vehicle if they have a warrant for the search. The police can also search your property for drugs if they have probable cause to believe you are committing a drug crime. This does not mean that the police have an unrestricted right to search you or your property. If we can show that the search was unwarranted, all evidence found during the search can be thrown out.
No. It is best to be calm and polite. You should immediately call an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can challenge the search at a later date. Resisting the police can be construed as a crime in itself. If the search was unjustified, we can file a motion to have the evidence excluded from consideration in your case.
Marijuana drug laws are changing quickly across the country. However, for the time being, marijuana possession is still a criminal offense in New Jersey. This is true even if you only possess a small amount of marijuana for recreational use. It is possible that New Jersey will follow the lead of other states and legalize recreational marijuana use. If you have been arrested for simple possession of marijuana, it remains important to get the strongest legal defense possible to help keep your record clean.