Ocean County NJ Drug Charges Lawyer
Drug Crimes Defense Attorneys in Toms River, New Jersey
The State of New Jersey places great importance on diminishing drug and narcotics activity. Due to assertive prosecution and an overall societal stance against narcotics and prescription drug abuse, law enforcement targets drug crimes and prosecutes them aggressively. Drug convictions are serious. They can include the severe and immediate penalties of long-term incarceration, heavy fines, probation, mandatory drug testing and in-patient treatment. Most people who have been convicted on drug charges often find the long-term effects of conviction to be even more severe. Drug crime convictions will remain on your permanent criminal record, which can seriously limit your educational, employment, financial and professional opportunities indefinitely.
If you or your loved one has been arrested on suspicion of a drug offense, then it is vital that you immediately seek to protect your rights. A skilled criminal defense lawyer will greatly increase your chances of avoiding the grave consequences that you are facing. William Proetta and his team of seasoned drug charge defense attorneys develop highly effective defenses on behalf of clients facing drug charges in Jackson, Brick, Manchester, Toms River, Lakewood, Point Pleasant, Seaside Heights, and throughout Ocean County. If you have been charged with a drug offense, contact our offices in Toms River at (848) 238-2100 to discuss your case. We provide initial consultations free of charge and are available immediately to assist you.
Drug Charges Defense Lawyer in Jackson NJ
Attorney William A. Proetta provides experienced and exceptional criminal defense to clients arrested or charged in drug cases involving:
- Marijuana Possession
- Marijuana Distribution
- Cocaine Charges
- Heroin Charges
- Prescription Drugs
- Drug Paraphernalia
- Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe or Needle
- Intent to Distribute in a School Zone
- Distribution Within 500 Feet of a Public Park or Housing
- Maintaining a CDS Production Facility
- Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle
- Failure to Make Lawful Disposition
Pursuant to NJ law, drug crimes range from disorderly persons offenses (misdemeanors) to indictable offenses (felonies). The magnitude of the crime depends upon various factors that include the amount and type of drug involved, the location of its use or distribution, and, of course, previous convictions. For example, whether the possession of a prescription drug without a prescription is a felony or misdemeanor depends upon what type of drug is involved and how many pills are found by police. It is essential that you contact a defense attorney to begin building a case around your particular needs.
Speak with a Seaside Heights NJ Drug Possession Attorney Now
Ocean County drug crimes attorney William Proetta and his team of lawyers have the experience and work ethic that are necessary to help defend any New Jersey resident who is facing drug charges. We have handled a wide array of criminal and municipal court cases, a large portion of which include drug charges. From our office conveniently located on Route 9 in Toms River, we represent clients throughout Ocean County and beyond. In addition to drug and narcotics crimes, our attorneys defend clients charged with many other crimes. Initial consultations are always free. Schedule an appointment to speak with an experienced lawyer about your case and to build a case strategy customized to the particular facts of your case and designed to meet your needs. Call (848) 238-2100 or contact us online here. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. We are available weekdays during business hours. We are also available to meet with clients on evenings and weekends by request. Our office is easily located on Route 9 in Toms River. Credit cards are accepted for your convenience.