Pennsylvania and New Jersey Narcotics and Drug Possession, Distribution Attorneys
If you have been arrested for a drug offense in either New Jersey or Pennsylvania you are potentially facing extremely serious charges. Depending on the particular offense you have been charged with you could face prison time, probation, monetary fines, loss of your driver’s license and other serious consequences. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can decrease the likelihood that you will face the most severe penalties.
The legal team at Young, Marr and Associates includes a former Senior Deputy District Attorney and two former prosecutors. Our more than 30 years of combined experience allows you peace of mind knowing that your matter will be handled professionally.
Handling Drug Crimes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Our attorneys are knowledgeable in defending against drug charges for street drugs like marijuana, cocaine, molly (MDMA), methamphetamine. We also handle charges stemming from prescription drugs including oxycodone, Xanax, Adderall, and Soma. Charges we handle include:
- Possession – Even mere possession of a controlled substance can carry extremely harsh penalties. In New Jersey simple possession of marijuana can result in up to 18 months in prison, a $500 to $15,000 fine, loss of driver’s license, and court-ordered drug rehabilitation. In Pennsylvania you could face 30 days in jail and $500 in fines for a first offense involving less than 30 grams of marijuana. Possession of other “hard” drugs in Pennsylvania can result in up to 1 year in jail and $5,000 in fines.
- Distribution or Trafficking – Police officers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey typically look to circumstances in deciding whether the offense was simple possession or more serious possession with intent to deliver charges. These include the amount of drugs involved, whether the substance was individually packaged, if large amounts of cash were in the vicinity of the drugs.
- Manufacture or cultivation – The cultivation of marijuana can carry a jail sentence of up to 5 years in Pennsylvania if the amount is less than 1,000 pounds. In New Jersey the penalty of marijuana cultivation depends on the number of plants involved. Up to ten plants can lead to a fine of up to $25,000 and 3 to 5 years in prison. 10 to 49 plants see the penalties increase to $150,000 in fines and between 3 to 5 years in prison. More than 50 plants can result in a maximum fine of $300,000 and 10 to 20 years in prison.
- Drug Paraphernalia – The use, sale or possession of drug paraphernalia is prohibited in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Paraphernalia can include zip-lock baggies, analog or digital scales, drug kits, razor blades, rolling papers, grinders, spoons, or any item associate with the use of illegal drugs.
Whether you are facing one of the above charges or if you have different concerns, our experienced team of attorneys can protect your freedom and defend your rights.
Strategic and Steadfast Defense for Drug Crimes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Regardless of the drug charge you face, serious consequences can apply. Aside from the formal consequences, a drug conviction on your record can make securing future employment difficult. In fact, according to statistics cited by thenation.com, 92% of large employers conduct background checks. Further, a drug conviction in Pennsylvania can result in the loss of your right to bear arms.
If you are facing drug related charges in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, call Young, Marr and Associates today at 1-(609) 755-3115 or contact us online. We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
NO JAIL TIME
Commonwealth v. Houser (DUI case)
Client was charged with three separate DUI cases calling for mandatory minimum imprisonment of 90 days on each case. Client was advised to seek immediate intensive alcohol counseling. Client was sentenced to 1 year of house arrest after serving 3 days in the county prison.
Commonwealth v. Cohen (Felony drug/Firearms case)
Client was charged with felony Delivery of drugs and illegal gun possession and was facing a mandatory 3-6 year prison sentence in the State prison system. Client was sentenced to one year of house arrest.
Commonwealth v. Santiago
Client was charged with simple assault, domestic. After a hearing where evidence and testimony was presented, the entire case was dismissed by Judge Leonard Brown.
State of New Jersey v. Henderson
Charges for young man charged with second degree aggravated assault were downgraded to third degree and he was accepted into the County Pretrial Intervention program with charges to be dismissed and record expunged after one year of misconduct free behavior.
OUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE TEAM INCLUDES TWO FORMER DISTRICT ATTORNEYS
We have decades of experience dealing with local police departments, prosecutors, and judges throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Anyone facing charges involving a criminal offense can expect to experience a heightened degree of emotional turmoil, for themselves, as well as their family members. Our team of highly qualified criminal law attorneys and expert legal support staff are committed to providing each of our client’s with the compassion and understanding they deserve, as well as an aggressive plan for representation at an affordable price.
As former prosecutors, we have a balanced and in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system and how the prosecution prepares cases. In addition, we have long-standing experience dealing with local police departments, prosecutors and judges throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
At Young, Marr and Associates, when we say “experience matters,” we mean it. Our lawyers, which include two former prosecutors and a former senior deputy district attorney bring more than three decades of criminal law experience, handling more than 10,000 criminal cases. It is precisely that experience that allows us to achieve outstanding results for our clients facing DUI, traffic, felony and misdemeanor charges in state, federal and juvenile courts.