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Rider NJ Drug Distribution Attorney

Arrested for Selling CDS in Lawrenceville New Jersey

An arrest for manufacturing, dispensing or distributing a controlled dangerous substance (“cds”) at Rider University in Lawrenceville New Jersey is a serious matter. The New Jersey Distribution Law contained at N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 imposes life altering penalties upon conviction so it is always advisable to secure a skilled criminal attorney to defend such a charge. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have not only defended countless offenses for intent to distribute drugs/cds but also have significant experience serving as prosecutors and learning how the court system works from the other side. Contact our Lawrenceville Office at 609–683–8102 for a free consultation with a lawyer on our team.

Drug Distribution Offense at Rider University

It is illegal under 2c:35-5 to knowingly manufacturer, distribute, dispense or to possess with the intent to distribute CDS. The penalties that result from a violation of this law hinge on the type and quantity of drug involved. An additional offense arises when the conduct involves distribution in a school zone or in a public park zone. In terms of this charge, the table below outlines the grading and penalties for distributing drugs at Rider University and elsewhere in Mercer County.

Type of Drug

Quantity

Grade

Fine

Prison

Heroin, Cocaine & MDMA

5 Ounces or more

First Degree

$500,000

10-20 Years

One-half Ounce but Less than 5 Ounces

Second Degree

$150,000

5-10 Years

Less than One-half Ounce

Third Degree

$75,000

Up to 5 Years

LSD

100 Milligrams or More

First Degree

$500,000

10-20 Years

Less than 100 Milligrams

Second Degree

$150,000

5-10 Years

Methamphetamine

5 Ounces or More

First Degree

$300,000

10-20 Years

One-half Ounce but less than 5 Ounces

Second Degree

$150,000

5-10 Years

Less than One-half Ounce

Third Degree

$75,000

Up to 5 Years

Marijuana

25 Pounds or More

First Degree

$300,000

10-20 Years

5 Pounds but less than 25 Pounds

Second Degree

$150,000

5-10 Years

One Ounce but less than 5 Pounds

Third Degree

$25,000

Up to 5 Years

Less than One Ounce

Fourth Degree

$10,000

Up to 18 Years

In addition to the penalties set forth in the table, every individual convicted of a drug offense is subject to a 6-24 month driver’s license suspension.

Lawrenceville NJ CDS Distribution Lawyer

If you were arrested and charged with distribution of cds at Rider University, your charge will not be heard in Lawrenceville or the Lawrence Township Municipal Court. The case is a felony indictable charge that must be sent to the Mercer County Superior Court for resolution. The attorneys that make up our defense team are we acquainted with both of these courts having appeared their for years. To speak to a lawyer at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall anytime 24/7 in a free consultation, call our office at 609–683–8102.