Experienced Drug Crimes Lawyers Serving Clients Throughout Northern New Jersey And NYC
If you have been accused of selling or possessing illegal drugs, it is important to take immediate action to protect your rights. Drug charges carry serious consequences, including possible jail time and the loss of your driver’s license. In fact, many people do not realize how seriously a conviction can change their lives — that distribution or sale of drugs in a school zone can mean 10 years in state prison, and that possession of marijuana can mean six months in jail.
The drug crime lawyers at Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law can help. Let us look at your case and determine the best way to defend you. With offices in Hackensack, Wayne and the Bronx, we represent clients accused of drug crimes throughout New York and New Jersey, including Passaic, Hudson and Bergen counties.
Our certified trial attorneys have helped many satisfied clients, and we will help you achieve the best possible results in your drug charges matter. Call anytime, day or night, for a FREE consultation.
Uniquely Positioned To Fight Your Charge
Work with an experienced attorney familiar with the laws for both state and federal drug offenses. As former prosecutors, we have an in-depth knowledge of the workings of the criminal justice systems in state and federal courts within New Jersey and New York.
We are dedicated to helping people charged with crimes involving a wide range of drugs and controlled substances:
- Ecstasy (MDMA or “molly”)
- Prescription medications/pharmaceuticals
What To Expect After A Drug Charge
Many of our clients are people who have never been involved in the legal system. They may not know the procedures involved and the potential consequences of a conviction. We make sure our clients understand the stages of the legal process. We explain the crime with which they have been charged and the penalties they may face.
In our confidential discussions with you, we will talk about ways to effectively defend your case. We will discuss possible plea bargains and legal defenses at trial. Often, we ask you to recount the events that led to your arrest. If you were involved in a traffic stop, for example, we will determine if the police had a legal right to search your car.
We understand that the law in both New Jersey and New York takes criminal allegations seriously. This is why we begin working on your case immediately. We collect critical evidence for your case — like police paperwork, lab results and other scientific evidence — so that we can determine the best defense for your particular situation.
Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, we may be able to fight for alternative sentencing options. It is possible for a person facing drug charges to enter into a diversionary program, especially if this is your first offense. Entering into a diversionary program may allow a person to avoid a conviction.
Answers For All Your Drug Charge Questions
We understand that our clients have a lot of questions about these cases, which is why we took the liberty of answering some of the most common questions we receive here.
Can I have a charge expunged from my record if I attend recovery court?
It is possible to earn an expungement through recovery court, as some participants are eligible for it. Every case is unique in these matters, and we can review your individual case to determine your eligibility and help you pursue the expungement if possible.
What drug crimes can result in a felony in New Jersey and New York?
Many felonies come from possessing drugs, both in terms of quantity and what drugs were in your possession. If you have too much of a drug in your possession, you may also receive felony charges for possession with intent to sell. Carrying small amounts of drugs like crack, cocaine, heroin and meth can all result in a felony as well.
Can you be arrested for having too much cash on your person?
It is not illegal to have considerable amounts of cash on your person, but it can be a problem for you if you decide to carry large bags of money with you or store it somewhere. Many officers see this as a red flag and may begin looking for probable cause to search you or your property in the hopes of finding something illegal.
Will a first-time drug charge result in jail time?
In both New York and New Jersey, a first offense does have the potential to put you behind bars. Never make the mistake of assuming you will get a slap on the wrist just because you do not have a criminal record. Instead, let our skilled team act to defend your rights, future and freedom.
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Take drug charges seriously. Talk with an experienced attorney about building your defense. Contact us calling 201-212-4532 or by completing our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation. With offices in Hackensack, Wayne and the Bronx, our drug crimes lawyers are here to help you.