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Mercer County NJ Drug Distribution Lawyer

New Jersey as a whole, let alone Mercer County has taken an extreme proactive approach towards the “War on Drugs” that the State has been facing. At the forefront of the approach is drug dealers. Special tasks forces have been created in an effort to take down all individuals that are alleged to have been selling drugs. The penalties for distributing drugs will depend on a few factors, they include the type of drug in question, the quantity of the drug in question and location of the arrest (ie park or school zone). As you will see below, the potential penalties that one faces for distributing drugs in New Jersey can range anywhere from probation all the way up to life in prison.

If you have been arrested and charged with distributing heroin, possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute, distributing marijuana, being the leader of a drug trafficking network or operating a drug manufacturing facility in Mercer County you may be held in jail without bail pending trial. The bail reforms which kicked in January 1, 2017, allow for prosecutors under certain scenarios, to seek to have a Defendant held without bail pending trial. Distributing drugs is a very serious charge in New Jersey and one that should not be taken lightly. Mr. Oliver, one of the founding partners at the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver, has represented clients charged with a wide variety of drug distribution offenses over the years. He has handled cases ranging  from possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute in the fourth degree to being the leader of a drug trafficking network in the first degree. If you would like to come into our office to have a face to face consultation with one of our Mercer County drug distribution defense attorneys, then please contact us directly at (609)789-0779. We are available around the clock to help assist in anyway possible.

Charged with Drug Distribution in NJ

Whether a Defendant has been charged with possessing a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute, distributing a controlled dangerous substance or operating a drug manufacturing facility the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. Almost all drug distribution charges revolve around some form of a search and/or seizure. This is where an experienced Mercer County drug distribution defense attorney can make a difference. They can challenge the underlying search, seizure and/or warrant. If successful, the charges may ultimately be dismissed. Attacking these issues correctly requires the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. If you would like to have a free consultation with Mr. Oliver or one of the other members of the firm, then please contact us directly at (609)789-0779. Now here is a list of some of the most common drug distribution charges that we routinely represent clients on.

What are the Penalties for Distributing a CDS in NJ?

First Degree Drug Distribution Penalties:

  • 10 to 20 Years in a New Jersey State Prison;
  • Leader of a Drug Trafficking Network – Life Sentence
  • $200,000 Fine;
  • Felony Criminal Record;
  • Driver’s License Suspension.

Second Degree Drug Distribution Penalties:

  • 5 to 10 Years in a New Jersey State Prison;
  • $150,000 Fine;
  • Felony Criminal Record;
  • Driver’s License Suspension.

Third Degree Drug Distribution Penalties:

  • 3 to 5 Years in a New Jersey State Prison;
  • $35,000 Fine;
  • Felony Criminal Record;
  • Driver’s License Suspension.

Fourth Degree Drug Distribution Penalties:

  • 18 Months in a New Jersey State Prison;
  • $15,000 Fine;
  • Felony Criminal Record;
  • Driver’s License Suspension.

Will I go to Jail for Distributing Drugs in NJ?

With that being said, there are a couple diversionary programs in New Jersey which may be available to Defendants charged with distributing drugs. They are the Pretrial Intervention Program and Drug Court. Both programs have the ability to keep a Defendant out of jail. For more information on these programs please contact our office at (609)789-0779.

Lawrenceville NJ Drug Distribution Defense Lawyers

At Proetta & Oliver our attorneys represent clients charged with distributing drugs in Mercer County in towns like Lawrence, Hamilton, Ewing, Robbinsville, West Windsor, Princeton, Hopewell, East Windsor and Trenton. If your or a loved one has been charged with possessing heroin with the intent to distribute, distributing cocaine or manufacturing marijuana in Mercer County and would like a free initial consultation then please contact our office at (609)789-0779. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to help assist in any way possible. We fully understand that being charged with a criminal offense, let alone a drug distribution charge can be extremely stressful, so if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.