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Drug Charge Lawyers Protecting Your Rights

Don't make the mistake of thinking that a drug possession charge isn't all that serious, just because it's being prosecuted as a disorderly person offense in municipal court. The harsh reality is this: For years to come, potential employers will see only that you have been convicted of a drug offense and they won't much care whether your case was prosecuted in municipal court, state court or federal court.

At Karcher Law Firm in Monmouth County, New Jersey, we always put our clients' best interests first and handle every case involving drug charges with the utmost seriousness. We also want you to know how serious the situation is and will give you the straight answers and information needed to make sound legal decisions that are right for you. Call or contact our drug charge attorneys in Red Bank for a free phone consultation and start exploring your defense options today.

Municipal Court Drug Charges Defense In New Jersey

Our lawyers represent clients from all walks of life and handle a variety of drug charges that are typically classified as "disorderly persons offenses" and prosecuted in municipal court, including:

  • Possession of marijuana (50 grams or less) or hashish (5 grams or less)
  • Possession or use of CDS (controlled dangerous substances, any amount; CDS include cocaine, crack, heroin, methamphetamine, Ecstasy, etc.)
  • Possession of certain prescription drugs (OxyContin, Vicodin, etc.)
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Discarding a hypodermic needle or syringe
  • Failure to make lawful disposition of CDS to an officer

People charged with these types of drug crimes often feel they don't have a viable defense and put themselves at the mercy of the prosecutor instead of hiring an attorney. This is also a mistake in the vast majority of cases.

There are many potential defense strategies that can be used effectively to get drug charges dismissed or gain an acquittal at trial. There are also diversion programs available for first-time offenders that can keep criminal records free of convictions, as well as plea bargain options and sentencing alternatives available in many cases. Whatever the situation, you can rest assured that we will fight to achieve the best possible results on your behalf.

Reach us at 732-852-7018 or contact us online to learn more. We offer free initial phone consultations and accept all major credit cards. We also offer expungement assistance to individuals who have already been convicted of eligible drug crimes.