A Trusted Advocate When Facing Drug Charges
A conviction on a drug offense can impact your life in many ways and jeopardize your future. Not only do you face jail time and fines, but you may also face problems with employment, housing and your education. You need an attorney you can trust who will fight for you and guide you every step of the way.
At The Law Office of Blair R. Zwillman, I have more than 45 years of legal experience. I understand New Jersey criminal law and am ready to fight for your legal rights on a wide range of drug related charges. I am also certified as a Criminal Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. In short, you want me on your side.
Understanding Drug Offenses In State And Federal Court
State drug charges can range from minor possession to serious felonies such as drug manufacturing or trafficking. Prosecutors examine different criteria to decide what charges to bring against someone. They may even decide that the facts rise to the level of a federal charge. Factors may include:
- Type of drug in possession
- Amount of drug in possession
- The location of the drug possession
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Number of prior drug charges
If you are facing federal drug charge, you need an attorney who is not only licensed to practice in federal court, but has experience with the rules and procedures in that venue. I have the knowledge and experience to represent you no matter what court hears your case.
Building A Strong Defense
At The Law Office of Blair R. Zwillman, I know what is at stake. You could be facing years in prison and large fines. You could have problems with your family, your employer or even applying for a loan in the future. From day one, I will start building the strongest defense possible for you. Possible defenses may include:
- Lack of probable cause for your arrest
- Fourth Amendment violations regarding a search
- Faulty warrants or lack of consent to a search
- Challenges to lab tests
- Lack of actual or constructive possession
In New Jersey, some people can participate in drug courts. These are special programs geared toward treatment and rehabilitation that allow low-level offenders the chance to avoid jail time In addition, if you are a qualifying patient, physician, primary caregiver or licensed cultivator and distributor under New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program, the law protects you from arrest and prosecution.