Drug Crimes

Hackensack Drug Crimes Lawyer

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.

Don’t make the same mistake that so many make by choosing to try and represent yourself or going with an unproven criminal defense attorney. With your future on the line, you cannot afford to take any chances.

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. He has helped dozens of clients facing drug charges involving:

Drug Crime Lawyers Serving Hackensack, Jersey City and Paterson, NJ

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. If you have multiple prior convictions, you will be subject to a harsher jail sentence and more expensive fines, making it even more important that you protect yourself with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

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 is a decorated criminal trial attorney with the capability to 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 40 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 the law firm of 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.

Our Client Testimonials

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"Mr. Luciano freed my mind of anxiety right from the start. A consummate professional. He explained all options on defense and guided me to the one I followed with excellent results. Best of all, he is reasonable. Relax and let his knowledge (the magic) work."

From a former client

"First thing I want to tell is that I thank God for giving me the opportunity to meet such a wonderful person like you and without question, the best lawyer in this world. I am very grateful for everything you did for me. I want to let you know that I'm doing good and if you ever think of coming to . . . for vacation don't forget to contact me. Thanks again Mr. Luciano and please say hello to that kind lady that answers the phone with pleasure every time I called."

From a former client with a First Degree Distribution Charge

"In my distraction focusing on my . . . trial, I failed to ask you how things went with . . . I watched and learned from you throughout that case and greatly admire the consummsate attorney that I hoped to emulate. I witnessed how very hard you worked and how you left no stone unturned. I hope the case worked out for you and your clients. If it did not (and I hope it did) it was not for lack of the effect on your part which was humbling."

From an adversary in a case where we ultimately returned a verdict of $2,069,000

"My family and I would like to thank you for all of your hard work on my case. I feel like I can live my life normally again and it feels awesome. You are truly a professional and wonderful attorney."

From a former client charged with a serious weapons offense

"At the time, I was mortified because, having only worked against you in the Prosecutor’s Office, I couldn’t picture being on the same side. Frank, I want to thank you for the pleasure of having worked with you over the past years. I have learned a great deal from you. Most importantly, I learned that cases were not always as black and white as I thought they were when I worked for the Prosecutor’s Office. You are a wonderful attorney who not only works hard, but also cares deeply about his clients. Frank, I think you are the best."

From a former investigator of a county prosecutor’s office and retired private investigator

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