Drug Distribution

Ocean County Drug Distribution AttorneysOcean County Drug Distribution Attorneys

A rough and bumpy road looks ahead for those charged under possession or drug distribution. Consequences can be life changing which evidently will affect not only the life of the individual convicted but also relatives and close friends are inevitably impacted emotionally, psychologically, and financially.

If you are caught and accused of the distribution of narcotics, the crime that you will most likely be charged with in NJ is Drug Distribution [N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5]. If you are caught selling drugs close to a school you can be charged with N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7 (Distribution on or within 1,000 feet of school property) which is a much more serious offense. A distribution charge should be taken very seriously and includes many circumstances you may not even be aware of.

Peter Bronzino is willing to fight for his clients, and he can also strategically negotiate a plea deal. His desire is to deliver the best services possible depending on what direction his clients want to take in their case. Your case will need someone who knows the ins and outs of an already complex system. If you reside or are near Brick, Toms River, Lakewood, Jackson and across Ocean County, we´d like to assist you in your case. Please reach us at 732-812-3102 or complete our online form in our website contact form.

Drug Distribution Charges (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5)

The seriousness and penalties associated with distribution of a Controlled and Dangerous Substance (CDS) depend on the degree of the crime committed. The degree of a drug distribution charge if an individual is caught in possession of with intent to distribute any Schedule I narcotic, such as: such as Heroin, Cocaine, or MDMA, is always determined by the quantity recovered.

The vast amount of charges for distribution of a CDS are based out of the following statute; N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 which is the law where the different charges for distributing Controlled Drug Substances or CDS are listed. This regulation classifies drug distribution in different categories or degrees as indicated.

Degree Quantity Fine Incarceration
First Degree 5 Ounces or More $500,000 10-20 Years
Second Degree .5 to 4.99 ounces $150,000 5-10 Years
Third Degree Less than .5 ounces $75,000 Up to 5 Years

These penalties apply for people distributing or selling CDS including heroin, cocaine, and ecstasy the street name for the party drug MDMA. These are considered schedule I drugs. The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has classified drugs in five different categories, being I the one with more potential for physiological or physical dependence.  That is one of the reasons why they are considered chemicals defined by the federal government as drugs with no current use.

Marijuana Distribution Charges and Penalties (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5)

In the case of marijuana, there´s also a chart in which fines and imprisonment time varies depending on the quantity of substance confiscated. It´s critical that clients plainly understand the information provided when someone is involved in these types of processes. For the case of marijuana the chart is as follows:

Degree Quantity Fine Incarceration
First Degree 25 lbs. or more $300,000 Up to 20 Years
Second Degree 5 lbs. to 25 lbs. $150,000 5-10 Years
Third Degree 1 oz. to 5 lbs. $25,000 5 years
Forth Degree Less than 1 oz. $25,000 18 months

Contact an Ocean and Monmouth County Drug Defense Lawyer

Bottom line, when charged and facing indictment under any the charges associated with distribution of a Schedules I – IV narcotic  of drug distribution, you need to work with a lawyer and a legal staff that knows the courts, knows the prosecutor and judges who serve, and knows the law that your case will be up against.

The Criminal Law and Municipal Court Lawyers at The Bronzino Law Firm can help you navigate through the criminal justice system, understand and educate you on the intricacies of your drug crime and/or drug distribution charges, and put you in a position to make a sound and informed decision every step of the way. We aim to provide counsel that will arm you with the  to protect yourself, your family, and achieve the most optimal result possible. Peter Bronzino working side by side with his professional staff has the knowledge and the expertise dealing with fines, imprisonment times, and also is familiar with the system in towns such as like Brick, Toms River, Lakewood, Jackson and across Ocean County.

If you are facing drug distribution charges in Ocean County, let us know your case with one of our drug defense attorneys free of charge by filling out a contact form or calling at  (732) 812-3102.