Drug Paraphernalia Attorney in Hackensack, NJ
Attorney Adam M. Lustberg fights for the rights of his clients charged with possession of drug paraphernalia in Fort Lee, Elmwood Park, Fair Lawn, and everywhere else in Bergen County, NJ. According to New Jersey law, it is illegal to possess a device, instrument, or drug paraphernalia used for unlawfully smoking, swallowing, or injecting a controlled dangerous substance. Under New Jersey law, the offense of possessing drug paraphernalia carries severe penalties that could lead to significant jail time. As a result, anyone charged with possession of drug paraphernalia in NJ must retain the services of a skilled criminal defense attorney.
Drug paraphernalia, which is typically found with marijuana, includes all products, materials, and equipment that are intended for use or designed for use in inhaling, consuming, injecting, concealing, containing, storing, packaging, analyzing, testing, preparing, processing, producing, converting, compounding, manufacturing, harvesting, growing, cultivating, propagating, producing, converting, compounding, manufacturing, harvesting, growing, or planting. In essence, drug paraphernalia can be any object or device used to inhale, ingest, inject, smoke, inhale, or otherwise consume illegal drugs.
New Jersey criminal defense lawyer Adam M. Lustberg has spent years of his career defending those who are charged with criminal offenses in New Jersey. Our team of attorneys works hard to ensure that the rights of a client are protected.
If you are looking for a criminal lawyer who will help you create a strong defense strategy for your criminal case, contact our law firm at (201) 880-5311.
For the district attorney’s office to prove that a person charged with drug paraphernalia is guilty, they must prove the following elements:
Everyday household objects can be considered “drug paraphernalia” if they are used in a manner that facilitates illegal drug use. Typically, they include the following types of objects:
New Jersey drug paraphernalia possession lawyer Adam M. Lustberg may be able to help you get your charges dismissed. Attorney Lustberg has been experienced in dealing with crimes in NJ and he may be able to help you protect your rights and your freedom. Call our law firm today to speak with a skilled drug possession lawyer about your case.
It is illegal to possess or have in your possession a hypodermic needle or syringe or any other device that can be used to abuse controlled substances. These devices can be used to inject heroin or other intravenous drugs and individuals caught with this item in their possession could face a disorderly person offense.
It is only legal to possess a hypodermic needle or syringe if a physician or medical provider has prescribed it. The law is also not applicable to physicians, nurses, dentists, and medical supplies dealers.
Only licensed pharmacies are allowed to sell hypodermic needles or syringes, and they can only be sold to adults with valid photo identification. These products must be kept behind closed doors by the pharmacy. The pharmacy must also provide information to buyers regarding proper disposal and contact information for anyone seeking help with substance abuse.
The possession of drug paraphernalia in New Jersey is considered a disorderly person offense. A person convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia could face up to 6 months in prison and a $1,000.00 fine. In addition, the person’s driver’s license can also be suspended for up to 2 years.
It is important to keep in mind that a conviction for drug possession crimes can result in a permanent criminal record. This can have a huge impact on a person’s ability to look for a job in the future since it is difficult to explain this charge to an employer.
Even worse, New Jersey prosecutors usually bring as many drug charges as possible to drug possession cases. This means that a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia often comes with other drug charges. A prosecutor can also use a drug paraphernalia possession charge as leverage in a drug possession case.
There are possible defenses available if a person is facing drug paraphernalia charges. One of these defenses is if the police conducted an illegal search and the defendant’s constitutional rights have been violated. Another defense could be when a police or law enforcement officer also oversteps the legal bounds of acceptable behavior and coerces or intimidates the defendant during questioning or arrest. Lastly, if the police officer intentionally induces a person to commit a crime, this can be a possible defense for the drug paraphernalia charge the defendant is facing.
Someone who is a first-time offender of drug paraphernalia charges may also be eligible to participate in a diversionary program like conditional discharge (CD) or pre-trial intervention (PTI). After a year of probation, the defendant may be eligible to have the charges dropped.
Attorney Adam M. Lustberg is an experienced drug crimes attorney who has helped many clients fight for their rights and freedom. Our team at Lustberg Law Office is well-versed in the drug laws in New Jersey and they will work hard to give you the support and legal representation you need. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free consultation in New Jersey.
A tenacious litigator who won’t back down. Prepared to challenge the evidence against you and will fight to protect your rights.
Your defense attorney’s first objective would be to dismiss the drug paraphernalia charges against you, if possible. A defense attorney would look at the facts of the possession of drug paraphernalia case, identify issues that they can raise to create reasonable doubt, and then negotiate the dismissal of the charges.
To convict the defendant of the possession of drug paraphernalia charges, the prosecution must have the ability to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt. Sometimes, drug paraphernalia can be found at the alleged crime scene and their intent or use in an illegal manner is simply an assumption by a police officer.
A drug crimes attorney is also important if you are seeking a conditional release to clear drug paraphernalia allegations. Your case may be denied a conditional discharge by the prosecution. The judge will likely accept the word of the prosecutor if there is no New Jersey criminal defense attorney representing you.
If dismissal and entry to a diversionary program are impossible, a defense attorney can seek to have charges reduced, such as loitering to obtain drugs (N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2.1) or to a municipal ordinance offense. You could avoid heavy fines or suspension of driving privileges by agreeing to a plea deal.
Drug crimes attorney Adam M. Lustberg may be able to help you fight to reduce or drop the drug paraphernalia charges against you. Drug charges can have a huge impact on a person’s life.
Our team of drug crime lawyers may be able to provide the legal representation you need. Contact our law firm today at (201) 880-5311 to schedule a consultation.
When you’ve been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia in New Jersey, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney who can battle your charges. Attorney Adam M. Lustberg has more than a decade of experience effectively representing clients charged with all types of drug charges, including possession of drug paraphernalia. He is prepared to fight for your constitutional rights and will work toward the dismissal of your possession of drug paraphernalia charges.
Call our law firm today at (201) 880-5311 to schedule a free evaluation of your drug paraphernalia case with attorney Adam M. Lustberg. You can also fill out the online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.
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