Drug Crimes

New Jersey Drug Charge Defense Lawyer

Drug crime convictions carry severe penalties in New Jersey, whether they are prosecuted at the state or federal level. If you have been charged with drug possession, distribution, or a related crime, the actions you take now could have a significant effect on your freedom in the future.

Have you been charged with marijuana possession or another type of drug possession charge? To begin the process of defending your rights, call the Newark law offices of Joseph D. Rotella at 973-621-0333. Free consultations are offered.

Have You Been Charged With One of These Crimes?
  • Drug possession
  • Drug distribution
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Leader of drug trafficking network
  • Possession with intent to distribute within a thousand feet of a school

If so, you face stiff penalties that could change your life forever.

An attorney is a must when facing drug charges, and you can often greatly improve the outcome by consulting a drug crimes attorney prior to or immediately after an arrest. Before you talk to police or anyone else, discuss your case with drug possession defense lawyer Joseph Rotella.

Attorney Joseph D. Rotella is Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, which means that he has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme as an expert in criminal law.

Don't Give Up Hope

The law offices of Joseph Rotella handles drug possession matters involving the following:

  • Cocaine
  • Crack cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamines
  • Ecstasy
  • Other designer drugs
  • Other street drugs
  • Prescription drugs

He knows what the prosecution is looking for in plea negotiations and how they will argue their case in court.

There are often errors and mistakes made in a police investigation that a drug defense lawyer can find and use to your advantage. For example, the case of State vs. Eckel significantly changed the search and seizure law in New Jersey. The arguments in that case, if properly advanced, may lead to a dismissal of charges in search and seizure cases.

There are several phases to a criminal drug prosecution. As your drug charge defense lawyer, Mr. Rotella will help you mount a strong defense at every stage. He will help keep your case moving forward, reducing the stress of the case on you and your family.

Immigration Consequences

Since 9/11 the federal government, through Immigrations and Custom Enforcement, has stiffened the penalties against immigrants convicted of drug crimes. An illegal immigrant ― even a green card holder ― can be deported if convicted of a drug crime.

Whether you have been charged with drug possession or a prescription drug crime, the need for effective criminal defense is critical. Contact Newark drug charge defense lawyer Joseph D. Rotella for a free consultation today.