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Somerville NJ Drug Possession Lawyers

Defense Attorneys for Drug Charges in Somerset County, New Jersey

Somerset County NJ Drug Charges LawyersWhether you have been charged with the possession of marijuana under 50 grams or being the leader of a drug trafficking network in Somerset County, NJ, the drug defense attorneys at Proetta & Oliver can help. Being charged with a drug offense is not something to take lightly. Almost all drug charges in New Jersey are going to be felony offenses and as such, the ramifications if convicted can be devastating. 

At Proetta & Oliver, we are well aware of what a criminal conviction for drugs can do to one’s future. As such, we will formulate a game plan and aggressively attack the evidence against you in order to obtain a favorable resolution. Our attorneys have been defending clients accused of various different level drug offenses in courts throughout New Jersey, including throughout Somerset County for years now. We serve all of Somerset County, including towns like Bound Brook, Somerville, Bridgewater, South Bound Brook, North Plainfield, Branchburg, Raritan and Bedminister. If you would like to come into our office for a free face to face consultation then please contact us at (908)-533-1064. We can discuss the specific facts of your case and we will give you our honest feedback on how we think we can be of assistance.

Franklin NJ Drug Defense Lawyers

If you have been charged with the possession of cocaine, the possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, the distribution of marijuana or the distribution of drugs within a school zone in Somerset County, it is imperative that you speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Hiring the right attorney, one that knows how to defend these types of charges can go a long way. Most drug offenses revolve around some form of a search and/or a seizure. This a great angle for a defense attorney to try and attack. If an attorney is successful during a suppression hearing, they may be able to get the charges thrown out completely or at the very least, drastically improve their negotiating position. Our attorneys are available immediately to discuss your options, please feel free to contact us at (908)-533-1064. 

Now here is some information on some of the most common drug offenses issued in Somerset County.

Will I get Bail on Drug Charges in NJ?

As of 2017, the bail system in New Jersey has forever changed. For the most part things have gotten easier for Defendants charged with low level drug offenses to be released pretrial without a cash bail. Now opposed to a cash bail, most Defendants are being released with certain conditions being imposed, whether that be electronic monitoring, home confinement or mandatory reporting. However, the system has changed for the worse when it come to more serious charges like heroin distribution. Now, the prosecution has the ability to seek to detain a Defendant pretrial, without bail, pending trial. In order to do so a Detention Hearing must be conducted. These hearing could be and always should be taken contested. For more information on these hearings please contact us at (908)-533-1064.

Actual Possession vs. Constructive Possession

One of the most common questions that we get asked when it comes to drug possession charges is “What if the drugs were not physically found on me?”.  This scenario normally arise when a group of Defendants are arrested as a result of a motor vehicle search where in which the drugs in question were located inside the vehicle but not physically located on a particular Defendant.  In New Jersey, the prosecution does not need to establish that the Defendant physically possessed the drugs in question in order to obtain a conviction. The prosecution has the ability to try and prove their case by establishing what is known as constructive possession. Unlike actual possession, where the drugs are physically found on the Defendant’s persons, under the constructive possession theory, the drugs are not physically found on the Defendant’s persons but in an area within their reach. Under the constructive possession theory, the prosecution must establish not only that the Defendant was aware that the drugs were present but that they had intentions to exercise control over them. This is no easy defeat and it can often prove to be problematic, especially if there are multiple Defendants involved.

Drug Defense Attorneys in Bridgewater NJ

If you have been arrested and charged with distributing marijuana, possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute, possessing Molly or possessing LSD, the attorneys at Proetta & Oliver can help. Both Mr. Oliver’s and Mr. Proetta’s entire careers have been dedicated to defending those accused of crimes in courts throughout New Jersey. We serve all of Somerset County, including courts like Somerville, Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Millstone, Manville, North Plainfield, Raritan and Bernard. If you would like to come into our office for a consultation then please contact us at (908)-533-1064 or you can email us. As always, our initial consultations are free of costs. So if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.