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Drug Offenses


Experienced Drug Charge Defense Representation in New Jersey

While being arrested for drug possession, manufacturing or distribution may seem bleak, there are various defenses an experienced attorney can mount to have such charges reduced or dismissed.  The Law Offices of James A. Abate, LLC handles everything from misdemeanor to felony drug offenses for clients in New Jersey. James Abate’s in-depth knowledge of criminal law and prior experience as a prosecutor give him a unique understanding of how to best defend clients’ rights in court to minimize the negative repercussions a conviction could have.

Types of drug cases

Drug charges in New Jersey can involve everything from marijuana to methamphetamines to prescription drugs, such as morphine. Individuals may be accused of:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Drug distribution, or intent to distribute
  • Trafficking
  • Drug distribution near a school or a park
  • Money laundering
  • Conspiracy
  • Other charges

Penalties if convicted

The penalties for committing a drug crime vary depending on the type of drug, the quantity, whether this is your first offense and a multitude of other factors. Common penalties for drug-related crimes include:

  • Prison time
  • Loss of driver’s license
  • Fines
  • Probation
  • Asset seizure

Even the possession of drug-related paraphernalia is enough to cause you to lose your license and pay a fine.

Mr. Abate’s services

Attorney James Abate acts swiftly to access the drug charges his clients face. Mr. Abate challenges the validity of the evidence opposing counsel wishes to use in court and questions whether his client’s rights were in any way violated by the arresting officer(s). He knows how the prosecution argues drug cases and how to best construct defenses to counter their arguments.

Should Mr. Abate be unable to have drug crime charges completely dismissed, he  seeks reduced sentences on each client’s behalf to lessen jail time and fines. Mr. Abate also helps clients enter rehabilitation and drug court programs.

Contact The Law Offices of James A. Abate, LLC for a no-obligation consultation

If you have been charged with a drug crime, it is absolutely essential you call The Law Offices of James A. Abate as soon as possible. Call on The Law Offices of James A. Abate, LLC for assistance if you need an attorney who takes prompt action when the circumstances are dire. Mr. Abate is available 24 hours a day should an emergency arise and you need a defense lawyer by your side. With offices in Westfield and Bridgewater, Mr. Abate serves clients throughout Somerset, Union, Middlesex, Morris and Essex counties as well as other areas of New Jersey. Reach out to his office online or at (908) 210-9755 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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