New Jersey Is Tough On Drug Offenders
Drug offenses are among the most aggressively prosecuted crimes in the New Jersey legal system. Law enforcement and prosecutors are highly motivated to obtain convictions in these cases, and they will dedicate nearly unlimited resources to do it. If you are facing charges for any type of drug offense, it is critical that you have the strongest defense available.
The Law Office of Steven J. Feldman provides skillful, results-oriented representation to people throughout South Jersey in a wide variety of drug offense cases. I am attorney Steven Feldman, and I come to these cases with more than 40 years of experience. Prior to starting my own criminal defense law firm, I served as an Atlantic County prosecutor. My complete understanding of these cases from both sides allows me to be much more proactive in the process of building an effective defense on your behalf.
Building Strong Drug Crime Defense Strategies
In every case, I conduct a thorough investigation into the events surrounding your arrest and work closely with you to fully understand your side of the incident. Depending on the circumstances, I may be able to build a defense based on an illegal search. Did the police have the right to search your vehicle or home? Furthermore, if the drugs were not on your person when they were found, it may be possible to argue that the drugs were not yours. Ultimately, the goal is to have evidence thrown out and your case dismissed.
If case dismissal is not realistic, I will work to have charges or penalties reduced. New Jersey also has a drug court system that can allow drug offenders to seek help for substance abuse problems rather than being incarcerated. I can help you pursue this option, if appropriate.
Defense Against All Drug Charges
I have experience defending against all types of drug crime charges, including the following:
- Possession of a controlled dangerous substance
- Possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute
- Distribution of a controlled dangerous substance
I handle cases involving controlled dangerous substances of all kinds, including marijuana, heroin, cocaine and ecstasy. I also handle prescription fraud cases and all cases involving illegal possession or distribution of prescription drugs such as OxyContin and Vicodin.
Traffic Stops And Drug Arrests
A substantial number of the drug charges in this region are the result of traffic stops along the Atlantic City Expressway and the Garden State Parkway. Police are active along these roadways in order to target tourists, casino patrons and other visitors to the region. What begins as a traffic stop for a relatively minor motor vehicle violation such as speeding can quickly escalate to a drug possession charge or worse.
If you have been pulled over and arrested on a drug charge, whether you are a local or a visitor to the area, it is critical that you choose a lawyer who understands the nuances of this scenario. I understand how police and prosecutors handle traffic stop drug arrests, and I know the ways that they may overstep their bounds and violate the accused’s rights along the way. I am dedicated to protecting your rights and helping you overcome these charges.
Free Consultation About Drug Offenses
I can help you fight any drug charge, from possession to distribution. Contact my Pleasantville law office to schedule a free initial consultation. You can reach me at any time by calling 609-272-8989 or toll free at 866-425-7947. You can also contact me via email.