Facing Drug Violations? We Can Help
A drug arrest can have consequences that go far beyond a fine and probation. For a college student, a conviction can mean driver’s license suspension and loss of eligibility for student loans. For a health care professional, it can mean loss of his or her professional license.
If you have been charged with a drug crime, the attorneys at Ginsberg & O'Connor, P.C., are here to help. From our office in Mount Laurel, we represent people throughout New Jersey who are charged with possession or distribution of marijuana, cocaine, meth, heroin and other illegal drugs. We also represent people charged with possession of prescription drugs without a valid prescription. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Protecting Your Future
There is no such thing as a minor drug offense. Most drug charges in New Jersey are felonies. Even a misdemeanor conviction for possession of a small amount of marijuana would result in a permanent criminal record. Before you plead guilty to any criminal charge, it’s important to discuss your options with an experienced defense attorney.
Defenses in drug cases may include:
- Challenging the drug search and seizure: If police did not have a legal reason to stop you or conduct a drug search, the drug evidence may be suppressed.
- Testing the state’s case: Sometimes police charge suspects with drug crimes based on weak evidence. For example, police may charge you with possession of drugs that were not yours. Don’t be pressured into pleading guilty based on weak evidence that is not likely to hold up in court.
- Drug diversion programs: In many cases, drug charges can be resolved without a conviction through pretrial intervention or conditional discharge. Our lawyers can negotiate with prosecutors to obtain the most favorable disposition of your case.
Our lawyers can help you make the right decisions following your drug arrest.