Standing By Those Facing Drug Charges in New Jersey
The potential punishment for drug possession is harsh even for a small quantity or a first offense. Charges of dealing or trafficking in drugs may trigger serious prison time. If you are facing drug charges, then you need an experienced criminal defense attorney who can assert your defenses and minimize the consequences of a drug arrest.
The criminal lawyers of Garland & Mason, L.L.C., defend the accused in Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer and Ocean counties. We strive to avoid jail and a drug crime conviction if at all possible. Don’t let a drug arrest ruin your future. Contact our law firm today for a free consultation.
Drug Crimes in NJ
Most drug crimes are felonies (indictable offenses), punishable by prison and loss of liberties. A felony conviction can also create barriers for career paths and employment. Our criminal defense team works hard to get charges dismissed or reduced or to win an acquittal in court. We handle all levels of drug offenses:
- Possession of marijuana
- Possession of cocaine, heroin, meth and other controlled substances
- Unlawful possession of prescription drugs
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Drug transactions
- Drug trafficking and conspiracy
We exhaust all defenses, such as Fourth Amendment search and seizure violations, and explore all options. Depending on the quantity, prior offenses and the circumstances of your drug arrest, you may qualify for pretrial intervention, drug court or other alternatives to jail and a criminal record. We are confident we can improve your situation rather than simply pleading guilty to the initial charges.
Defense attorney Craig L. Klafter, of Counsel, has practiced in criminal law for more than 20 years. His knowledge of the law and the local criminal justice system in Central New Jersey has enabled clients to fight unwarranted charges or escape the harshest punishment.
For a free initial consultation, contact our drug crimes lawyer online or at (732)358-2028.