Free Consultation: 973.267.8895

973.267.8895

Dover, NJ Drug Possession Defense Lawyers

Drug Defense Attorneys Representing Clients in Morris County & Beyond

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 to schedule an appointment with one of our Morristown drug possession defense attorneys.

Morris County Drug Crime 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 in NJ

Possession of a small amount of marijuana (less than 50 grams) is a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey. A conviction for a disorderly persons 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.

Let a Knowledgeable NJ Drug Crime Defense Lawyer Protect Your Rights

A conviction for drug possession looks terrible on a job application and can have many other adverse consequences that you may not have considered. Do not put your rights in jeopardy by trying to cut a deal with the prosecution yourself or by 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 in order to protect your rights. As experienced negotiators and trial lawyers, we can ensure that you receive the vigorous representation you need.

Contact Skilled Morristown, NJ Drug Possession Defense Attorneys Now

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

Our Blog


  • Family Law & Divorce FAQs

    When a married couple decides to get divorced, questions typically arise over previously shared property rights, child custody, and spousal support. The two parties may not agree on how to best resolve a disagreement, and mediators or the court system may have to step in to resolve the situation. If you are unable to come to […] Read More


  • Top Five Things to Do If You Get Arrested

    Don’t let a simple error in judgment negatively affect your freedom and your future. If you made a mistake and were arrested for a crime in NJ, it is critical that you take steps to avoid making matters worse. Moreover, even if you are completely innocent of the charges, a false accusation can still destroy […] Read More


  • The Consequences of Violent Crime in New Jersey

    A violent crime occurs somewhere in New Jersey every 22 minutes, according to the 2014 Uniform Crime Report. A non-violent crime happens in Jersey every three and a half minutes. In addition: A New Jersey murder happens in every 24.1-hour period A New Jersey rape happens every 9.5 hours A New Jersey robbery occurs in […] Read More

Thank you!

Someone from our office will contact you shortly.

"You will not find a better firm than this firm! The best defense attorney firm there is, and also the best PI and matrimonial lawyers there are."

- Lisa Cutner-Piernot