In case you hadn’t heard we are in a war on drugs. It’s been going on for decades and has been waged on a lot of fronts. One of the most prominent fronts in the ongoing struggle is the one spearheaded by the police on the streets of communities across New Jersey and the rest of the country.
Few would dispute the need for such measures. But one of the realities of a war is that those with the greatest power leverage it to the fullest extent possible.
In the context of the prosecution of alleged drug crimes, it means the government pushes to have the maximum penalty imposed for a conviction. In the context of police, it can mean overaggressive enforcement that pushes the boundaries of what is allowed by the Constitution. Often those bounds are overstepped.
That’s why when someone is facing a criminal charge of any kind they should seek to present the strongest defense possible. This may be even more the case when any of the possible drug crime charges are involved.
Drug possession allegations may serve as prime example. Consequences in the event of a conviction will depend in large part on the type and amount of the drug involved. Being found guilty of holding a small amount of a prescription drug isn’t likely to prompt the same level of punishment as would be handed down for possession of a kilo of cocaine or heroin.
Regardless of the specifics of a given case, however, the implications of simply being charged with drug possession are such that the matter needs to be taken seriously. As the prosecution pushes for the maximum penalty, the defense should be acting to minimize the fallout you might face.
Depth of experience thus becomes crucial and this is something our firm possesses. When we take on a case, we employ that experience to achieve positive results for you. Initial consultations are free. We invite your call.