Drug charges can come in a variety of surprising forms, and if you’re facing one, it’s probably not only confusing but also terrifying. Drug charges often carry stiff sentences that can include prison time. And many illicit drugs, including prescription drugs, are illegal at both the state and federal level. Marijuana laws are perhaps the … Continue reading Potential Drug Charges
Both federal and state laws make it a crime to willfully possess illegal controlled substances. These drugs can include marijuana (federally and in most states), methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, heroin, and so-called club drugs. Additionally, these laws make it a crime to possess specific accessories that are related to drug use and certain chemicals (known as … Continue reading What You Need to Know about Drug Possession
A criminal conviction on your permanent record can have a significant impact on your life. For example, if you apply for a job and your potential employer requires that you provide a background check, even a conviction for a minor offense could keep you from getting a job. Similarly, a landlord may be hesitant to … Continue reading Expungement in New Jersey
New Jersey arrested more than 55,000 people in 2014 for drug abuse violations, according to the 2014 Uniform Crime Report. If you are convicted of a drug-related offense, you may be facing criminal penalties such as fines, probation, community service, and even jail time. Furthermore, you will have a criminal conviction on your record that … Continue reading What are New Jersey Drug Laws?
The possession of illegal drugs or unlawful possession of prescription drugs is a serious matter in the state of New Jersey. Under New Jersey law, these substances are referred to generally as Controlled Dangerous Substances, often shortened to “CDS” by law enforcement and other people who work in the criminal justice system. People who are … Continue reading CDS Possession in New Jersey