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Answers To Your Questions About Drug Charges

Have you been caught in the car with marijuana? Or pills from an old prescription?

If you’ve been charged with a drug crime, don’t assume you’ll be convicted. Jack Venturi Law is fully capable of creating a strong defense, regardless of your circumstances. We don’t judge, and we will take the time to listen to your side of the story.

If you have questions about a drug charge, call our firm today or continue reading for answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.

What happens if I’m convicted of possessing drugs, even if it’s my first offense?

While the penalties vary based on the type of drug and the situation, you could face fines, time in jail, the loss of your driver’s license and or other consequences. In addition, it will likely go on your permanent criminal record which could affect your employment, where you can live or other aspects of your life.

What is drug trafficking, and what does it mean if I’ve been charged with it?

While every situation is unique, a drug trafficking charge generally means that law enforcement believes you have been involved in the sale, production, transport, movement or distribution of an illegal drug or controlled substance. If you have been charged, you need to speak with an attorney immediately. A charge is not a conviction, so it’s important you work with an attorney to protect your future.

How can an attorney fight drug crime charges?

A skilled attorney will discuss your situation with you to determine the best strategy for your case. Some common defenses include entrapment, improper execution of a search (no proper warrant attained, for example), lack of intent and improper actions by the officer (for example, if they didn’t read the defendant’s Miranda rights). If you’ve been charged, you can fight it. Call 732-798-7002 today for help.

What drugs are illegal in New Jersey?

Any amount of heroin, cocaine, meth and other illicit drugs are illegal in New Jersey. In addition, certain amounts of Marijuana are illegal. Drug paraphernalia and unauthorized prescription drugs may also be illegal, as well.

Help When You Need It

A charge isn’t a conviction, so don’t assume your side of the story doesn’t matter. If you’ve been charged with a drug crime, call 732-798-7002 today or send us an email. Jack Venturi Law can help protect your future.