Facing Drug Charges? Find the Right New Jersey Drug Lawyer
Hiring the right drug lawyer can mean the difference between your freedom or incarceration in cases involving drug charges.
For more than 40 years, the lawyers at Schneider Freiberger law firm have been defending those charged with drugs crimes, from minor offenses to the most serious charges. Our attorneys will devote the energy and close, careful attention necessary in an effort to defeat your charges or minimize the potential penalties. We know how to guide your case through the system and reach the best possible result, whether that be a plea agreement or heading to trial.
Understanding Your Rights, Your Options and the Law
We believe that clients are best represented when they are educated about exactly what they are facing and thus are empowered to make important decisions for themselves. Call us to learn more about your rights and how we can help you defend against the following drug crimes:
- Marijuana possession and distribution
- Cocaine possession and distribution
- Heroin possession and distribution
- Conditional discharge
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Prescription drug offenses
- Brimage sentencing guidelines
- Other drug charges: Methamphetamines, Ecstasy, Crack, LSD and more
- Illegal Adderall Possession and Distribution
- Oxycodone or Roxicodone Prescription Drug Charges
- Percocet Possession or Distribution Charges
- Xanex Possession Criminal Offenses
- Vicodin Possession or Distribution in NJ
We Handle Both Minor and Serious Drug Charges
New Jersey drug charges may be handled in either Municipal Court or Superior Court depending on the amount of drugs involved and the type of offense. The more serious your charge, the more likely it is to be handled in Superior Court, where penalties can involve years in prison and thousands in fines. Also, drug charges involving inter-state conspiracy or trafficking across state lines may be handled in Federal Court.
The courts generally consider two factors in determining how serious a drug charge is — the type of drug involved, and the weight of the drug involved. The amount of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) involved will determine whether you are charged with simple possession, intent to distribute, distribution or trafficking. In addition, certain drugs like methamphetamines, heroin and crack, can carry serious penalties, while other drugs such as marijuana may have lighter penalties depending on the quantity and nature of the offense with which you have been charged.