New Jersey Cocaine Distribution Lawyer Adam M. Lustberg Discusses the Penalties for Cocaine Distribution in NJ

October 18, 2022 at 16:30

New Jersey cocaine distribution lawyer Adam M. Lustberg (https://www.lustberglaw.com/drug-crimes/cocaine-distribution-lawyer/) releases a new article explaining the penalties for cocaine distribution in New Jersey. The lawyer explains that New Jersey is known for its tough and aggressive stance against drugs like cocaine, especially the possession, sale, and distribution. Even for a first-time offender, a conviction of cocaine distribution can lead to a lengthy jail sentence.

According to the New Jersey cocaine distribution lawyer, “New Jersey statute N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 makes cocaine possession with the intent to sell to a person or entity a felony. Even if all you did was share cocaine with a friend at a party in any county in New Jersey, you may be prosecuted for cocaine possession and distribution. While possession of cocaine itself is a serious crime under New Jersey law, the penalties for possession with intent to distribute cocaine are significantly more severe.”

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The lawyer explains that it does not matter what an individual's intention is if they are allegedly caught with cocaine. It is common for prosecutors to add the charge to the cocaine possession charge if the amount found is greater than half an ounce. Less than half an ounce of cocaine can be a third-degree felony crime.

Attorney Adam M. Lustberg states that possession of between one and five ounces of cocaine with intent to distribute, sell or deliver can result in a maximum of 10 years imprisonment and a fine up to $150,000. A person who is accused of possessing more than five ounces could face 20 years imprisonment and a maximum $500,000 fine.

Attorney Lustberg states that the penalties outlined in the article are only for first-time offenders. If someone has a prior criminal conviction, the penalties for possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute will be harsher. If the person is accused of distributing cocaine in a school zone, or a public place, they may face additional penalties.

“As one of the toughest states against drug traffickers, a person convicted of distribution of cocaine can potentially face a 25-year mandatory minimum prison sentence with no option for early parole. If convicted of distributing cocaine to a minor or pregnant woman, the penalty is doubled. If convicted of distribution or possession of the said drug on or within 500 feet of a school, public housing, drug treatment facility, methadone clinic, or homeless shelter, additional penalties will also apply,” the lawyer adds.

Lastly, attorney Adam emphasizes the importance of having a skilled lawyer when facing cocaine distribution or possession charges. Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer may be able to help the client understand their rights and protect their freedom.

About Lustberg Law Offices, LLC

Lustberg Law Offices, LLC works with criminal cases in New Jersey or New York. It has earned a reputation for delivering results for clients. Attorney Adam M. Lustberg understands the difficulties that can arise when someone is facing serious criminal charges. He will answer questions and work with the client to help them understand what's going on and the next steps in their case. Call them today to schedule an appointment.

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