New Jersey Drug Laws Are Strict

State drug laws are becoming more restrictive all the time. Getting caught with coke, ecstasy, marijuana or another illegal drug could land the accused in prison and result in a large fine and/or probation. In addition, the courts may require a mandatory stay in rehab and take driver's licenses away for a period of time.

At Markowitz O'Donnell, LLP, we take our duty to provide a solid defense on our clients' behalf seriously. Our drug possession defense attorneys are skilled at knowing how to present cases in ways that may result in a reduction or elimination of charges. If you are charged with violating a drug law and are in need of a defense lawyer, contact our office in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, to schedule an appointment today.

A Solid Defense Against State Drug Offenses

State drug crimes vary and include many different charges depending on how much was in someone's possession and what he or she intended to do with it. Our firm represents people in a wide variety of drug charges, including:

  • Possession of paraphernalia
  • Prescription fraud
  • Drug cultivation
  • Drug sale and distribution

At Markowitz O'Donnell, LLP, we use a team approach to resolve your issues. By consulting with other attorneys and staff in our firm, we provide a solid defense that is tailored specifically to your needs. Whether we suggest you accept a plea bargain or take your case to trial, you can be confident you are receiving experienced legal advice.

The Difference Between State and Federal Drug Laws

State drug crimes differ from federal drug crimes in a few significant ways. A smaller amount is a violation of state law, while a larger amount is a violation of federal drug law. Another distinction involves crossing state borders. If the sale and distribution of drugs crosses state lines, the crime is an automatic federal felony.

We Will Provide the Strong Defense You Need

If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug crime, you need the help of an experienced defense attorney. Waiting to get legal help will only make matters worse. Call us today at 609-482-3138 or 866-437-1189. We will fight for your innocence and protect your rights.