Experienced controlled dangerous substance possession Attorney defends drug possession charges.
Stephen A. Gravatt, Esq.
565 Highway 35 North, P.O. Box 280
Middletown, New Jersey 07748
An experienced controlled dangerous substance possession attorney can help minimize the consequences to you if convicted of unlawful possession of CDS controlled dangerous substances.
What conduct constitutes the criminal offense of unlawful alprazolam xanax possession?
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-2 defines the following drugs as controlled dangerous substances CDS.
Benzodiazepine drugs, such as alprazolam, xanax, valium; and
Opiate drugs, such as heroine, morphine, oxycodone, oxycontin, percocet; and
Cocaine, rock cocaine; and
Methamphetamine, crystal meth;
Possession and ingestion of these drugs is only lawful if prescribed for you by a licensed physician medical doctor.
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10 makes simple possession without first having received a prescription from a licensed medical doctor a criminal offense.
The same Law makes being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance without first having obtained a prescription a criminal offense.
What are the penalties if I am convicted of possessing a controlled dangerous susbtance without a prescription from a licensed physician?
An experienced controlled dangerous substance possession attorney knows that possession of a controlled dangerous substance constitutes a 3rd degree felony crime. The penalty can be not less than 3 years nor more than 5 years jail time plus monetary penalties of up to $35,000.00 plus driver’s license suspension of up to 6 months plus felony criminal record.
Being under the influence of marijuana less than 50 grams constitutes a disorderly persons offense. The penalty can be not less than o days nor more than 180 days jail time plus monetary penalties up to $1,000.00 plus driver’s licence suspension of up to 6 months, plus disorderly persons criminal record.
Can an experienced controlled dangerous substance possession attorney implement any defenses which would dismiss the charges or mitigate the penalties?
Yes. I have been an experienced controlled dangerous substance possession attorney for approximately 29 years. I have helped many clients avoid conviction, avoid jail time, avoid loss of driver’s license, even avoid a felony criminal record for possession. Police conduct with regard to search and seizure of the drugs must be scrutinized. Your eligibility for a noncustodial plea bargain must be scrutinized. Your eligibility to keep your driver’s license must be scrutinized.
If you have been charged with controlled dangerous substance CDS possession and are in need of an experienced attorney please contact me for your free initial consultation.