Joseph A. Lombardo
A drug arrest can have serious implications for your future – including jail time, fines, or probation. If you have been arrested and charged with a drug offense in Atlantic City, it is important that you retain an attorney early in the process to ensure the best defense possible. You want to do everything you can to protect your rights in court. The criminal defense practice at the Law Offices of Joseph Lombardo is experienced in getting criminal charges dismissed, lessened, and acquitted at trial.
Every drug charge carries a different consequence. One of the most important strategies of building a successful drug charge defense is having an experienced Atlantic City drug crime defense attorney involved early in the process to fight to lower the charges and lessen the potential consequences a client is exposed to. Lombardo Law Group, LLC can guide you throughout the process of defending against a criminal drug charge. We will answer any questions you have at a free consultation and tell you in plain terms what you can expect.
Types of Drug Offenses Our Atlantic City Attorneys Can Handle
Offenses involving narcotics are another common source of arrests in Atlantic City, NJ, with State Police reporting over 2,200 drug abuse violations in 2012 alone. We have represented clients in a number of drug offenses, including:
- Drug Possession
- Drug Sales
- Smuggling and Importation
- Drug Cultivation
- Fraudulent or Forged Prescriptions
- Intent to Sell
The legal penalties for narcotics crimes in Atlantic City can vary depending on several factors, such as DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) drug scheduling, the amount of a substance involved, whether minors or a school zone were involved in the offense, and whether the defendant has a record of any prior offenses.
In particular, many allegations involve marijuana. These charges can range from DP to indictable crime, depending, as with other substances, on both the quantity involved and the defendant’s alleged intent for the drug. For example, while simple possession of 50 grams of less is a DP offense in Atlantic City, distribution of less than one ounce is a felony. Although the quantity in the second scenario is much smaller, the element of distribution rather than personal use makes it a more serious crime.
Additionally, we have represented clients against charges involving the possession and distribution of a wide range of scheduled narcotics:
- Chemicals to Manufacture meth
- Prescription Drugs
If You Have Been Arrested on Drug Charges in Atlantic City, Call Us Today
If you face charges for drug charges in Atlantic City, we are ready to help you build the best possible defense. Someone is available to return your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can make holding center and jail visits. Credit cards are accepted for all cases.
Contact an experienced and dedicated Atlantic City drug defense lawyer today for a free consultation on your charges. Call the Lombardo Law Group at (609) 445-4300.
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