Bronx, NY asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey

Q: What should I do if charged with 2c: 35-10a(4) dp and 2c 36-2 dp First time offense

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You Should immediately hire a good lawyer to defend the case. Remember that even if you did the crime does not mean that the state can prove you guilty. Although a DP charges these drug charges will still give you a criminal record and if not dealt with correctly can have life long implications for you. Most of us criminal lawyers offer free in office consultations, I suggest you take advantage of one.

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Shrewsbury, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The max sentence is a $1,000 fine, up to six months in jail, loss of driving priveleges and a criminal record. The good news is jail is unlikely. Further, if it's your first offense as you have indicated you would be eligible for a conditional discharge. Additionally there may be grounds to successfully challenge the charge itself. You should consult with an attorney.

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Somerville, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Retain counsel. Have a consultation and craft a strategy that fits your case.

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