Experienced Jersey Shore Drug Defense Lawyers
If you need help resolving a New Jersey drug charge in Ocean County or Monmouth County, contact an experienced defense attorney at Villani & DeLuca, P.C. in Point Pleasant Beach. Our lawyers have decades of experience on both sides of a drug case — that means we know how to find the weaknesses in the government’s case against you. If the charges are backed up by strong evidence, our familiarity with the counseling and rehabilitation options in our area can help you get back on track and possibly avoid or minimize the most serious consequences of a conviction.
For most of our clients facing first-offender drug possession charges, there’s usually an excellent chance that we can protect you from the risks of conviction, including jail time, loss of license and a permanent criminal record. We’ll assess your eligibility for various programs such as pretrial intervention, conditional discharge and other options that can keep your record conviction free. Even if we can’t get the charges against you dismissed or beat them in court, we can fight to make the conviction have the least impact on your life by reducing the length of probation, minimizing the risk of jail, minimizing the loss of license and avoiding some financial penalties.
Our clients on New Jersey drug charges include students, licensed professionals, commercial drivers, visitors from out of state, and longtime Jersey Shore residents from all walks of life. Each individual has something specific to protect when facing criminal prosecution, and has specific circumstances to keep in mind when developing a defense strategy. Because we establish close relationships with our clients, you can be assured that our lawyers will work hard to protect what’s important to you, not anybody else.
Dependable Advice and Committed Client Service in Ocean and Monmouth Counties
We cover the full range of drug charges in the superior and municipal courts of New Jersey, including:
- Possession of marijuana, cannabis, ecstasy, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin or other controlled dangerous substances (CDS) under New Jersey law
- Unauthorized possession of prescription drugs
- Driving under the influence of CDS
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession of any CDS in amounts or under conditions sufficient to support a distribution or trafficking charge
- First-time or repeat drug offenses
- Probation violations based on positive drug tests while under supervision
- Drug charges involving minors
- Drug charges based on constructive possession — that is, you were in the same room or vehicle when drugs were found by law enforcement
The defense strategy options that we present to you will depend on your previous record, the nature and amount of the drugs involved, the strength of the evidence against you, and perhaps most important, the bigger picture of your long-term interests. Our lawyers make sure that you understand your options thoroughly so that you can make the best possible decision for yourself. Then we execute your defense plan with the skill and efficiency that you’d expect from experienced trial attorneys.
To learn more about the best ways to face and overcome drug charges in Ocean County or Monmouth County, New Jersey, contact a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer at Villani & DeLuca for a free consultation.