In New Jersey and New York, being charged with possession of drugs with intent to sell is a serious criminal matter. If you are convicted of a felony involving the sale of drugs or the alleged intent to distribute, you may be sent to federal or state prison.
If you or a loved one is facing New Jersey or New York drug charges, talk to a drug defense lawyer who understands how to deal with those charges. At Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law, we fight for your best possible outcome. Whether that means taking the case to trial and fighting in court, negotiating with the prosecution for lesser charges, or exploring any possible treatment-based options that could keep you or your family member out of jail, our lawyers at here to help.
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In certain circumstances, such as those involving the intent to sell drugs near a school — even if you had no intention of actually selling anything, and you did not know there was a school nearby — there are mandatory sentencing guidelines that you must confront cautiously and strategically.
In many cases, such charges are based on the amount of drugs that were in a defendant’s possession. In general, the greater the amount of a controlled substance in a person’s possession, the more serious the charges. We can provide you with the strong advocacy you need if your case involves:
- Marijuana that was packaged in small amounts or discovered in a single bag
- Cocaine, heroin or another narcotic
- Illegal possession of prescription drugs
- Possession of drugs in a vehicle
- Charges against a juvenile
- Related assault or gun charges
In many cases the police charge someone with the intent to sell drugs even though there was never an intent to sell anything. Sometimes drugs are for personal use only. Often, if the police find a scale or empty baggies or a larger amount of drugs or controlled substance, they charge the more serious possession with the intent to sell drugs/CDS. It is important to get all of the relevant facts and try to reduce that charge.
Every case is different and must be evaluated carefully. Sometimes an attorney can work to have a case dismissed or downgraded. Some cases may be resolved with a favorable plea bargain, while others should be tested at trial. Regardless of what your situation is, we can help you reach the best possible outcome.
Questions About Possession With Intent To Sell? We Can Answer Them.
Our law firm has successfully handled thousands of drug cases in Bergen County, Passaic County and the surrounding areas. We are familiar with the local and federal drug laws and can answer your questions. Contact us or call for a free consultation at our Hackensack, Wayne or Bronx offices.