Possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute that substance is a felony in New Jersey that brings substantial penalties, depending on the type and amount of the drug.
Possession of drugs with intent to distribute hinges on two key things: the weight of drugs in your possession; and the location of your arrest. In New Jersey, the statutes provide for a more several penalty if you’re arrested within 1,000 feet of a school, or within 500 feet of a public park or housing project, even if you had no idea that any of these places were nearby.
When our team of Camden criminal lawyers analyzes your case, we will examine every angle and detail, including, the probable cause for your arrest, whether or not the search was legal, whether the warrant requirements were satisfied, chain of custody issues regarding the seizure and testing of the drugs and any other Constitutional issues.
Kahn, Gigliotti and Associates has an enormous amount of experience with handling possession with intent to distribute drug cases. We have handled thousands of these cases throughout Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County and Mercer County. We have fought legal battles in court over chain of custody evidence issues and state police laboratory drug testing issues. Most importantly, our firm has focused its practice on knowledgeable and aggressive representation regarding search and seizure and all other Fourth Amendment Constitutional issues.
Our Camden criminal lawyers are directly responsible for the most significant change in New Jersey Supreme Court law regarding the legalities concerning the search and seizure in automobile cases. As such, we have an incredible amount of knowledge and experience while aggressively defending you concerning these issues. Kahn, Gigliotti and Associates will not hesitate to file a suppression motion on your behalf to challenge the legality of your search and seek a dismissal of the charges against you.
In addition to monetary penalties and possible prison time, felony drug offenses carry a mandatory suspension of driving privileges from six months to two years. Our firm has been extremely successful in preventing the suspension of driving privileges in these types of cases.