State prosecutors and New Jersey state authorities go after drug charges with a heavy hand. From simple drug possession charges to claims of manufacturing and distribution, individuals accused and convicted of drug crimes can end up serving long sentences and paying massive financial fines. That is why New Jersey residents currently facing charges for a drug offense should speak with a criminal defense attorney if possible.
Drug offenses include a broad range of criminal activities from the possession of drug paraphernalia to the intent to distribute. Penalties for drug crimes depend on a variety of factors from the quantity and type of substance in question, to the intended use. Regardless of the specific offense, a drug charge in New Jersey carry very serious consequences from jail time and fines to long and invasive probationary periods.