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Morristown Drug Crime Attorney

Fighting Tirelessly for Our Clients' Futures

At The Law Offices of Joseph S. Scura, our experienced Morristown drug crime lawyer has protected clients accused of all types of drug-related charges. The sooner you hire a lawyer following an arrest, the better. We know that this can be a scary experience and you may feel overwhelmed but time is of the essence and we need to begin building your defense.

Our firm offers legal defense for all types of drug crime charges, including:

  • Possession
  • Manufacturing
  • Distributing
  • Trafficking
  • Cultivation
  • Illegal use

Reach out to us today at (973) 832-0841 for aggressive legal representation.

Penalties for Drug Crimes in New Jersey

Every drug crime carries different potential penalties depending on the alleged offense, the quantity of drugs involved, and any criminal history. A conviction for any type of drug crime could potentially land you in jail or even prison, along with a variety of other consequences. With stakes this high, you should retain proven legal defense and guidance on your side.

The potential penalties that you could face for common drug crimes include:

  • Marijuana possession – Charged as an indictable felony or disorderly person offense, this crime can be punished with up to 18 months in jail, 6 months- 2 years license suspension, and fines of $500- $15,000.
  • Marijuana distribution – Charged as an indictable felony, it can be punished with up to 10 years in prison, 6 months- 2 years of license suspension, and fines of $1,000- $35,000.
  • Cocaine possession – Indictable felony, can be punished by 3-5 years in prison, 6 months-2 years license suspension, and fines of $1,000- $35,000.
  • Cocaine distribution – Charged as an indictable felony, may be punished with 3-20 years in prison, license suspension of 6 months- 2 years, and fines of $1,000- $300,000.
  • Heroin possession – Indictable felony charge, punishable by 3-5 years in prison, 6 months up to 2 years of license suspension, and fines of $1,000-$35,000.
  • Heroin distribution – Charged as an indictable felony, punished with 3-20 years in prison, 6-months-2 years of license suspension, and $1,000- $300,000 of fines.
  • Drug paraphernalia – Up to 6 months in jail, loss of driving privileges for 6 months - 2 years, and $500-$1,000 in fines.

Pursuing a Diversionary Solution in Morris County

At The Law Offices of Joseph S. Scura, we seek a diversionary program whenever possible as an alternative to jail or prison. There are numerous types of programs available depending on whether you have a criminal history and whether the judge is willing to accept this proposal. Our Morristown criminal defense lawyer has the experience needed to fight your charges.

To make an appointment, call us anytime 24/7 at (973) 832-0841.

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Why Choose Joseph S. Scura?

  • We Take It Personal

    Attorney Scura works directly with every client and treats each case with the utmost attention.

  • Transparent Communication

    We believe that transparency and honest communication is vital to the success of your case.

  • Strategic Defense

    We know no two cases are the same, so there is no one size fits all defense strategy.