Skilled Criminal Defense in Hudson County, New Jersey
Our jails and prisons are filled with people convicted of drug crimes. Many would be serving shorter sentences – or no sentence at all – if their New Jersey criminal attorney knew how to handle a drug case.
Don’t roll the dice with your freedom if you are facing drug charges. Choose a lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in the Hudson County court system. A lawyer who has defended hundreds of citizens on drug charges. An aggressive criminal defense lawyer in Hudson County who can make a difference in your case.
Experienced Drug Charges Representation
Newark defense attorney Anthony Carbone is in court nearly every day, fighting for the rights of the accused. He has helped clients avoid conviction or secure lower sentences for all types of drug charges:
- Marijuana possession
- Possession of crack, cocaine, heroin, meth and other drugs
- Illegal possession of prescription narcotics
- Possession with intent to distribute (large quantity)
- Sale or distribution of controlled substances
- Trafficking and conspiracy
Even if you are arrested for possessing small amount of drugs, you could be charged with a felony. Some offenses carry mandatory prison time, such as selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a school or within 500 feet of a public housing complex.
Making the State Prove Its Case
First, we explain to clients the charges and the possible penalties. Then we explore the prosecution’s case for grounds to dismiss charges:
- Did the officer have probable cause to stop you and search you?
- Was the search legal?
- Can police tie you to drugs (did they find the drugs on your actual person)?
- Did an undercover officer play by the rules?
- Is an informant or witness reliable?
If the state won’t drop its case, experienced defense attorney Anthony Carbone takes every action to limit the adverse consequences. He will negotiate a plea bargain with the district attorney or fiercely represent you at trial to avoid or minimize a prison sentence.
Drug court has a very restricted program available to certain first-time and low-level drug offenders. In exchange for a guilty plea, you are placed under court-supervised treatment for one year. If you pass random urine tests and are not arrested again, the criminal charge is dismissed. Your record will show you were arrested and completed the program, but it does not appear as a conviction.
Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone for a free initial consultation with an aggressive drug crimes defense attorney in Newark, Jersey City, and surrounding areas. We are available evenings and weekends, located right next to the Journal Square train station in Jersey City.