Charged With Drug Possession?

The penalties for possession of drugs depend on the kind of drugs involved and the amount. In cases involving harder drugs like heroin, cocaine, LSD, or methamphetamine (Schedule I and II drugs), the penalties are more severe than for drugs like marijuana or Ecstasy (Schedule III or IV drugs). Additionally, depending on the amount of drugs found in your possession, the prosecutor may introduce a charge of trafficking and the government may initiate a criminal forfeiture against you. As a result, it's important to work with a criminal defense attorney who understands how to fight drug possession charges.

At the Union, New Jersey, criminal defense law office of Mark M. Cheser, we expose unconstitutional car stops, searches and seizures, and knock and talk interrogation techniques often used in drug possession cases. To schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case, contact drug possession lawyer Mark M. Cheser today.

Arrested For Drug Possession

The law office of Mark M. Cheser defends people arrested for drug possession involving the following:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Ecstasy
  • LSD
  • Mushrooms
  • Methamphetamine
  • Illegal possession of prescription drugs
  • OxyContin
  • Morphine
  • Vicodin

Marijuana Possession In The State Of New Jersey

In the state of New Jersey, possession of any amount of marijuana can carry a fine of up to $1,000 and a jail sentence of up to one year. Additionally, the sale, possession, or use of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor offense and carries a fine of $500 for a first offense and a fine of up to $2,000 and up to two years in jail for a second or subsequent offense. If you are a student, a conviction for marijuana possession can affect eligibility for certain kinds of student financial aid, and may result in a permanent criminal record that prospective employers will see when they conduct a background check. Depending on your record and the circumstances of your arrest, Mr. Cheser may be able to have either the sentence or charges against you reduced or dismissed.

Contact Union, New Jersey, Drug Possession Attorney Mark M. Cheser

If you've been arrested for drug possession, contact Mark M. Cheser to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We will protect your rights and discuss the best options available to you.