Morristown Drug Possession Defense Lawyers

Have you been arrested for drug possession? Contact a New Jersey criminal defense attorney at Hanlon Dunn Robertson Schwartz. We defend clients against all drug possession charges, including:

  • Marijuana possession
  • Prescription drug charges
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Narcotics possession

We also handle more serious drug charges like possession with intent to distribute, drug trafficking and sales, illegal drug manufacturing, marijuana cultivation and federal drug charges. Call 800-481-9840/ 973-267-8895 to schedule an appointment with one of our Morristown drug possession defense attorneys.

Morris County Drug Possession Defense Attorneys For New Jersey Drug Possession Charges

Possession of illegal drugs or the possession of prescription drugs without a valid prescription is a criminal offense in New Jersey. A conviction for any drug possession offense can result in significant criminal and civil penalties. The severity of penalties varies depending on the type of drug, the amount of drugs that are possessed and other factors.

While people are often aware of the potential criminal penalties they may face for a drug possession offense, many people do not realize that a conviction for drug possession may also subject them to a lengthy driver's license suspension.

Specific Drug Charges

Possession of a small amount of marijuana (less than 50 grams) is a disorderly person's offense in New Jersey. A conviction for a disorderly person's offense carries a maximum fine of $1,000 and a maximum jail sentence of six months.

Possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana is a crime of the fourth degree, with a maximum penalty of up to 18 months in jail. Possession of certain prescription drugs without a valid prescription may also be a crime of the fourth degree.

Possession of cocaine, meth, PCP, ecstasy, heroin and many other potentially lethal drugs is a crime of the third degree, punishable by up to five years in state prison.

Protect Your Rights

A conviction for drug possession looks terrible on a job application and can have many adverse consequences that you may not have considered. Do not put your rights at jeopardy by trying to cut a deal with the prosecution yourself or retaining an inexperienced criminal defense lawyer.

Our criminal defense attorneys offer more than 85 years of combined experience. We have successfully defended clients in criminal courts throughout the state of New Jersey. We are familiar with local prosecutors and know what to expect when one of our clients is facing a drug possession charge.

Our attorneys may be able to resolve your case in a manner that helps you avoid a criminal conviction altogether. If that is not possible, we can minimize your exposure to adverse penalties and even take your case to trial if necessary to protect your rights. As experienced negotiators and trial lawyers, we can ensure that you receive the vigorous representation you need.

Contact Us

To speak with one of our criminal defense lawyers about a drug possession charge, contact our law office in Morristown, New Jersey. For assistance, call 800-481-9840/ 973-267-8895 or contact us by e-mail.