Drug Distribution & Possession with Intent to Sell – Atlantic City & Cape May Criminal Defense Lawyer
Atlantic and Cape May Counties Drug Possession Defense Lawyer
If you have been accused of drug distribution or possession with intent to distribute, you are probably wondering what happens next, how serious the charges are and what you can do to fight them. To get accurate answers, you need to talk to a criminal defense lawyer right away.
I am John W. Tumelty, an experienced Atlantic City drug distribution charges attorney specializing in serving clients in Atlantic City, Cape May, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Wildwood, Atlantic County, Cape May County and other counties throughout South Jersey. If you’ve been charged, don’t hesitate to contact my office for a free consultation. I have 30 years of criminal law experience.
Understanding the Potential Consequences of Your Charges
Drug distribution is a felony drug offense. If you are convicted of this crime, you are likely to receive a jail sentence, and your driver’s license will be suspended. Having a felony on your criminal record can also have major consequences for your employment, education and more.
The law in New Jersey says you may be convicted of possessing drugs with an intent to distribute based solely on the amount of drugs in your possession and the circumstances under which the drugs are found. This is so, even if there is no evidence of actual distribution.
This is called possession with intent to distribute, and a large percentage of drug distribution cases are prosecuted on this basis. The penalties can be much greater if you are convicted of possession with intent to distribute or distribution in a school zone or a public zone, a category that includes parks and beaches.
Carefully Investigating the Facts of Your Case
If you hire me to defend you, I will immediately begin looking for weaknesses in the prosecution’s evidence. Depending on the exact facts of your case, it may be possible to cast doubt on whether the drugs were yours or whether you had the intent to distribute them.
It may also be possible to exclude evidence that the police obtained through an illegal search. I will explore every opportunity for getting you acquitted or getting your charges dismissed or reduced. To discuss your case with an experienced drug defense attorney, call me today at 609-390-4600.