New Jersey Drug Crime Defense Attorneys
A drug crime in NJ comes with serious and potentially life-changing consequences. Whether you’ve been arrested for drug possession, cultivation or an attempt to distribute, you can ill-afford to ignore your criminal defense in this situation. In states like NJ, mandatory minimums and other legal mandates can easily land you in jail for several years – taking you away from your family and severely damaging your financial well-being. You need an experienced and proven criminal defense attorney like Frank T. Luciano on your side.
Mr. Luciano has successfully represented hundreds of individuals with a wide range of drug charges related to heroin, cocaine, marijuana, prescription drugs and much more. He will advise you on whether or not you should pursue a plea deal, what the mandatory minimum sentence will be and about any other punishments you could be facing if found guilty of the drug crime you are charged with.
Drug Crime Lawyers Serving Hackensack, Paterson and Jersey City
Your charge and potential sentence depends on the type of drug and the amount possessed. According to state law, a person charged with carrying less than 50 grams of marijuana could face up to 6 months in prison, loss of their driver’s license and a fine of $1,000. These penalties are more than doubled for individuals charged with carrying more than 50 grams.
For controlled dangerous substances like cocaine, heroin, acid, ecstasy, methamphetamine and all other illegal narcotics, individuals charged with possession face fines up to $25,000 in addition to rehabilitation programs and jail time. All of these penalties also vary based on the amount the charged individual possessed and how many previous offenses he or she has on their record.
NJ doles out some of the most severe drug crime sentences in the country. If you’ve been charged with a drug crime, the state prosecution intends to bring the hammer down on you and hit you with the maximum allowable punishment. To avoid this inevitability, it’s advisable to immediately seek legal counsel to see what criminal defense options are available. In many other cases, the prosecution will try to scare you into taking a plea deal, whether it is in your best interest or not. Do not surrender until you and your attorney have explored every option.
Frank T. Luciano Has Your Drug Crime Defense Covered
Mr. Luciano’s extensive experience defending clients in your exact position will enable him to earn the best possible outcome for your case. There’s no need to do more jail time or pay more fines than absolutely necessary. Mr. Luciano will design a defense strategy to reduce your charges or to fight for your innocence in court. He’s faced NJ’s best prosecutors for over 35 years and knows their strategies and how to beat them.
But the clock is ticking on your freedom. To get the best possible defense from Mr. Luciano, it is imperative that you contact him today. The last thing you want to do is give the prosecution any sort of advantage because you waited too long to get your legal defense in order. Call Frank T. Luciano, P.C., right away at 973-471-0004 to discuss your case in an initial consultation and to determine your best strategy moving forward.