Cocaine Possession

Experienced Hackensack Cocaine Lawyer Protecting Your Rights

The decisions you make after being arrested for cocaine possession or distribution in NJ will shape your future. Possession of cocaine is regarded as possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) and comes with a 5-year maximum prison sentence. However, if this is your first drug offense, you may be eligible for probation or other alternatives to incarceration. Even if this is not your first offense, you may still have options to avoid jail time.

Hackensack criminal defense attorney Frank T. Luciano has spent nearly four decades defending people charged with drug crimes in Bergen, Passaic, and Hudson counties. If you’ve recently been charged with possession of cocaine or selling cocaine, you owe it to yourself and your family to speak to a lawyer immediately. Mr. Luciano will examine your case from all angles, review your options with you and ensure that you get the best outcome possible. He has already helped dozens of people in your exact situation avoid jail time and fines in nearly 40 years as a criminal defense attorney.

New Jersey Cocaine Possession Laws

  • Possession is a third degree crime with a maximum fine of $35,000.
  • Offenders are also subject to mandatory drug rehab and suspension of driver’s license.

Your potential sentence will vary based on the unique circumstances surrounding your alleged possession, the amount of previous convictions you have, the amount of cocaine you were carrying and arguments that can be made in your favor. If convicted of any drug-related offense, you can lose your driving privileges for up to 2 years. The consequences of this offense are potentially life-changing; you can’t afford to take any chances.

Cocaine Distribution Defenses in Bergen County, NJ

A cocaine distribution charge is a much more serious offense than a simple possession and may even be charged as a crime in the first degree in certain situations. You need the expertise and dedication of an experienced criminal defense lawyer to minimize the damage this will have on your life. Sizable fines and a lengthy prison sentence are certainties if you are found guilty.

Frank T. Luciano will carefully go over all of the details of the case to ensure that all procedures were properly followed and that your rights were never violated. He may be able to make a motion to suppress evidence that was unlawfully obtained. After an exhaustive review, Mr. Luciano will advise you of your best legal options, whether that be taking your case to trial or negotiating a plea bargain. He will never try and make you choose an option that is not in your best interest.

Free Consultation with Paramus Cocaine Possession Attorney Frank T. Luciano

Frank T. Luciano’s number one goal is to keep your record clean. A guilty conviction could negatively affect the rest of your life, from where you can work to where you can live. If you have not reviewed the details of your cocaine possession or distribution charge with a lawyer, you must immediately do so. There are many factors governing your case and you need the dedication and expertise of an experienced attorney to help you understand all of your options. Contact Frank T. Luciano’s law firm as soon as possible for an initial consultation at 973-471-0004.

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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