Drug possession charges generally mean the possession of any controlled substance without the written prescription of a physician or qualified medical practitioner licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey. You can even be charged with this drug crime without actually physically possessing the illegal substance. If someone in your car is carrying drugs in their purse or pocket, and you’re the driver or owner of the vehicle, you could be charged even if you were totally unaware.
Drug possession can involve several different types of controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines (meth) and prescription drugs. The drug defense lawyers at Kahn, Gigliotti & Lehrfeld have successfully defended our clients in New Jersey charged with drug possession by skillfully crafting winning legal strategies. Most importantly, our team has had great success in having felony possession charges downgraded to the Municipal Court level. This saves you from having a felony record, felony probation and future exposure to enhanced penalties, including possible prison time.
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.