Robbinsville Juvenile Distribution Charges Dismissed

The head of our criminal defense team, Jonathan F. Marshall, was retained to defend a Robbinsville juvenile who was charged with an assortment of drug offenses. This seventeen (17) year old was facing a charge for second degree distribution of a controlled dangerous substance (“CDS”) and distribution in a public park zone stemming from sales of Xanax, cocaine and marijuana. The Robbinsville Police Department made the arrest following cooperation by a confidential informant who had purchased cds/drugs from the juvenile.

In accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5, it is a second degree crime to distribute or sell 100 or more dosage units of a prescription legend drug. An entire separate and additional offense for distribution of CDS in a public park arises when the conduct occurs within 500 feet of a public park or housing project. The juvenile penalties for second degree distribution of CDS include up to 3 years in juvenile detention. A public park offense is also a second degree with punishment that includes an additional 3 years of possible incarceration.

Mr. Marshall fought the charges over a period of several months. The eventually outcome included a dismissal of all distribution charges despite seizure of over 300 dosage units, cocaine, marijuana and cash. This was an extremely favorable result from both the perspective of our Mercer County Juvenile Lawyers and our clients.

The time following a juvenile arrest can extremely stressful. As you attempt to find the right juvenile lawyer to defend your son or daughter, do your research wisely. Sales pitches are common on the internet so make sure the attorneys you are considering actually have the experience to ensure the thorough protection of your child. Have the lawyers been practicing law for a significant period of time based on the date of their admission to the bar? Do they actually have trial experience since this will be the end result if a plea cannot be achieved? These discriminating questions must be asked because your money and the future of your child hinges on your decision.

Here at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, there is no risk taking when it comes to qualifications. The members of our team include several former county prosecutors and public defenders who have handled countless juvenile cases. They also have extensive trial experience should we be unable to resolve your case through plea bargaining. It also helps that our attorneys routinely appear in the Juvenile Part of the Mercer County Superior Court in Trenton New Jersey.

To discuss your child’s charges with one of our lawyers immediately, contact us. An attorney can be reached by calling our Princeton Office anytime 24/7 at 609–683–8102.

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