Drug Crimes FAQ

If you have been arrested on drug crime charges, you probably have a lot of questions about what your rights are and what you can expect.

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Our experienced Atlantic County criminal defense attorney knows the answers to frequently asked questions about drug crimes. Call or email us today to schedule an appointment.

What is a drug crime?

A drug crime is any state or federal misdemeanor or felony offense related to the possession, sale, distribution, or manufacture of narcotic substances such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin or Ecstasy. Mr. Schlendorf also defends people against related crimes such as money laundering.

What are the penalties for conviction of white collar crime?

Conviction of state and federal drug crimes usually results in prison sentences and large fines. In some cases, such as when the charge is a first offense, alternative sentencing such as substance abuse treatment and probation may be available.

What is required to obtain a drug crime conviction?

To secure a criminal conviction, the prosecution must prove each element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Mr. Schlendorf is a former assistant prosecutor and an experienced Toms River, New Jersey, criminal defense lawyer. He knows what the prosecution needs and will make sure that your constitutional rights are protected. For example, if any evidence in support of your conviction was obtained through improper means, it can be suppressed.

What happens if I am convicted of a drug crime in New Jersey?

If there are grounds to overturn a conviction, Mr. Schlendorf will file an appeal. If there is no basis for an appeal, or if an appeal is not granted, he will seek post-conviction relief (PCR) if possible. PCR is not usually available unless your constitutional rights were infringed during the process.

Under certain circumstances, Mr. Schlendorf may be able to pursue alternative sentencing after conviction.

Contact Our Criminal Defense Lawyer for Drug Defense in Passaic County

The consequences of a drug crime conviction are severe. Do not wait to contact an attorney. Call or email The Law Offices of David T. Schlendorf to discuss your options.