Get Help From A Drug Distribution Defense Attorney

If arrested for drug possession with intent to distribute, the prosecutor may include conspiracy and money laundering charges as well. Once conspiracy charges are introduced, the hearsay rules that prevent certain kinds of statements from being entered as evidence against a defendant are suspended. As a result, others charged in the case against you can turn state's evidence, cut a deal and make it easier for prosecutors to convict you. Additionally, the government can seize any assets or property it believes you acquired with proceeds from drug trafficking and illegal narcotics activity.

If you've been charged with drug distribution, contact Union, New Jersey, drug crimes attorney Mark M. Cheser today.

At the criminal defense law office of Mark M. Cheser, we understand how to undermine the testimony of government informants and witnesses who have cut deals with prosecutors in order to reduce their own sentence. We also expose unconstitutional searches and seizures, and are prepared to challenge criminal forfeiture proceedings that often accompany drug trafficking cases.

Charges Involving Possession Of Drugs With Intent To Distribute

The criminal defense office of Mark M. Cheser defends people arrested for drug trafficking involving the following:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Ecstasy

Marijuana Distribution Penalties In The State Of New Jersey

The penalties for selling marijuana are severe in the state of New Jersey. Any sale of marijuana under 50 pounds is punishable by a fine of up to $15,000 and up to five years in prison. Sales of marijuana in excess of 50 pounds will result in a mandatory minimum five-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $100,000. If convicted for selling marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school or school bus, you face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000. If convicted for bringing five to 45 kilograms of marijuana into New Jersey, you face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. If you transport more than 45 kilograms of marijuana into the state, you face up to 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.

Contact Union, New Jersey, Narcotics Trafficking Defense Attorney

Mark M. Cheser is one of only 250 attorneys certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a criminal trial attorney. In order to receive this certification, an attorney must meet a number of requirements — a reason why fewer than one percent of all attorneys in the country have this certification. Consequently, Mr. Cheser understands how to prepare and present drug trafficking cases. He understands how prosecutors and investigators think and is prepared to expose any mistakes or flaws in their case against our clients.

To schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case, contact drug trafficking defense lawyer Mark M. Cheser today.