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Protect Your Future Against A Charge Of Drug Possession
Although New Jersey has legalized the possession of marijuana for personal use in certain quantities, possession of other drugs, as well as driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs.
At Maduabum Law Firm LLC, our attorneys aggressively fight against all types of criminal charges. We have decades of combined experience and the knowledge to protect your interests in the New Jersey criminal justice system. Without the right legal representation, you could lose your freedom and your future. Let us fight for you.
What To Do If You Are Charged
Individuals who plead guilty to drug charges face a lasting criminal record that may impact their ability to obtain a job, pursue a certain career, receive financial assistance and more.
Seeking the advice and assistance of an attorney is advantageous for those individuals charged with drug possession. A skilled lawyer can, among other things, help negotiate a reduced charge or alternative sentencing that may avoid a drug conviction on your criminal record. More importantly, an attorney can work with you to ensure that your rights are not violated, and, if they are, the attorney can help ensure that the violations of your rights do not have an unjust impact on the outcome of your case.
Mounting A Strong Defense
Being arrested for possession of a drug does not mean that you cannot defeat the drug charge against you. Like with any case, a prosecutor must prove the elements of the charge in order for you to be found guilty. Typically, a prosecutor must prove that the individual charged knew that they were in possession of the substance and that they knew or reasonably should have known that the substance was unlawful. Failing to prove both elements of the claim means that a prosecutor cannot convict you of the crime. Therefore, a common defense is to challenge one or more elements of the offense.
Many drug possession charges occur in connection with the police searching the home, car or person of the accused. If that search occurred in violation of the individual’s Fourth Amendment rights, it is possible that the evidence of the drugs found would not be admissible. In addition to unlawful searches, police may ultimately violate an individual’s rights with regard to questioning and interrogation. As with searches, police officers must follow strict rules when questioning a suspect. Failing to preserve an individual’s rights during questioning can result in the inadmissibility of certain evidence, including confessions.
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Impact Of Drug Offenses
As mentioned earlier, convictions for drug offenses can have a negative impact on an individual’s ability to obtain or hold a job, obtain financial aid, and stay in school. For example, many universities have codes of conduct that include language regarding drug use and possession. A drug conviction may cause problems for a student’s standing with a university or may cause them to lose a scholarship. Likewise, a conviction for a drug offense may create problems for an individual at their current or future jobs. Many employers have anti-drug policies. Possession charges could result in an employee being terminated or a potential employee not being hired. Because a drug possession conviction goes on your permanent record, the impact of a drug case can follow you for a long period of time.
Contact Maduabum Law Firm, LLC
The knowledgeable and experienced attorneys at Maduabum Law Firm, LLC regularly help individuals charged with simple drug possession. Our team of attorneys will keenly advocate on your behalf, ensure that your rights have not been violated and work to obtain for you a favorable resolution in your case.