Are You Contending With Drug Violation Charges?
Charges stemming from violating drug laws can be wide-ranging. Is the penalty the same for possession of drug paraphernalia as it is for possession of heroin? Is marijuana legal in New Jersey? Law Office of Marc A. Calello, P.C., can help answer these questions. He can also help you make sense of the constantly changing laws.
Within the past few years, states across the country have been legalizing medical and recreational marijuana. Under New Jersey law, medical marijuana is now legal but there are still laws in place, that if violated, can lead to being charged with a crime. It is legal to possess up to two ounces of marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation, but if you are in possession of that amount with no medical reason you could be facing felony charges. Attorney Marc Calello can help you understand marijuana and other controlled substances laws in the state.
It is illegal to knowingly possess a controlled substance such as methamphetamine, cocaine or heroin. The penalties you face if charged with drug possession vary depending on the substance and amount of it. You could have your sentence reduced if you seek help through rehab and regular drug screenings, which is a legal option Marc can help you explore.
While it is a crime to possess illegal drugs, you could be charged with the more severe crime of distribution, which relates to the distribution and transportation of illicit controlled substances.
What Can Affect the Charges You Face?
Illegal drugs start off as raw materials. It is illegal in this state to grow or manufacture controlled substances. The charges associated with this vary depending on the type of substance and amount you are suspected of growing or manufacturing.
There are three different levels of crime charges:
- First degree
- Second degree
- Third degree
Each “degree” carries specific laws regarding potential jail time and/or fines. A first degree conviction with carry the most severe penalties.If you are facing any type of drug charge, working with an experienced can make a significant difference for your future. Marc Calello uses his experience and knowledge to protect your rights. He will work hard to minimize the penalties for the best possible outcome in your case.
Schedule An Appointment To Get The Legal Help You Need
When you or a loved one are facing charges associated with violating drug laws, things may seem discouraging and you may not know where to start on your defense. Call the law office of Law Office of Marc A. Calello, P.C., to work with an attorney who can help ease some of those fears. Email the firm or call 973-235-1400 to schedule an appointment today.