Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network
Mercer County Leader of a Trafficking Network Defense Attorneys
The absolute worst drug charge an individual can face in Mercer County is an offense for being a leader of a narcotics trafficking network. This first degree crime is so severe that you can actually be sentenced to life in prison at the time of conviction. When you are dealing with a criminal offense as extreme as a drug kingpin charge there is no room for hiring an inexperienced lawyer. If you have been charged with serving as a leader of a drug/cds network, commonly referred to as a drug kingpin, enlisting an attorney at Marshall & Bonus is an excellent option given what you are up against. Our staff includes a team of former prosecutors and other skilled attorneys that have been defending cases at the County Courthouse in Trenton for decades (i.e. over 100 years in practice between us). Call us for immediate assistance if you were arrested in Trenton, Princeton, Hamilton, Ewing, Lawrence or another area municipality for running a drug trafficking network. Lawyers available for free consultation now at 609–683–8102.
Charged With Being A Leader of a Drug Trafficking Network in Trenton New Jersey
The Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network law is set forth at N.J.S.A. 2C:35-3. The statute is directed at those who act as the leader of a narcotics trafficking network, which means a person that:
conspires with two or more other persons in a scheme or course of conduct to unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, bring into or transport in this State methamphetamine, lysergic acid diethylamide, phencyclidine, gamma hydroxybutyrate, flunitrazepam or any controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule I or II, or any controlled substance analog thereof as a financier, or as an organizer, supervisor or manager of at least one other person.
Elements of Offense. When you dissect this law, there are six elements of proof that must be established, beyond reasonable doubt, to convict someone under 2C:35-3. The prosecutor must establish that: (1) the drug involved is methamphetamine, lysergic acid diethylamide, phencyclidine gamma hydroxybutyrate, flunitrazepam, or another CDS contained on Schedule I or II; (2) there was a scheme or course of conduct to manufacture, distribute, dispense or transport the substance; (3) the conduct was undertaken for profit; (4) the accused purposely promoted or facilitated the scheme or course of conduct; (5) in accordance with an agreement with at least one other person to commit or aid in the planning of the offense; and (6) defendant was an organizer, supervisor, financier, or manager in the conspiracy.
Penalties. The penalties to be imposed for leading a narcotics trafficking network are extreme at the time of sentencing at the Mercer County Superior Court in Trenton. You must be sent to prison for life with a minimum term of 25 years that must be served before you can even be considered for parole. There is also a fine of up to $750,000 or five times the street value of the cds involved, whichever is greater, that may be imposed.
Merger of Charges. A conviction under 2C:35-3 does not merge with an offense for distribution of cocaine, heroin, MDMA, methamphetamine, marijuana or another drug. You can be convicted of both charges, as well as conspiracy, operating a cds production facility, money laundering or another companion violation.
Hamilton Township Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network Lawyer
Given the number of residents and size of Hamilton Township, it has just as big a chance of being the location of an arrest on a drug kingpin offense than any other than Trenton in Mercer County. If you were charged with being a leader of a cds trafficking network in Hamilton, West Windsor, Robbinsville, East Windsor, Hightstown or another local town, you need to retain a seasoned criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Failure to defend the case successfully will land you in prison for life so you definitely want representation by the best attorney you can find. Our firm, Marshall & Bonus, is a qualified option for you in this regard. Our attorneys have been practicing for decades in this jurisdiction with countless complex drug charges under our belts. Call 609–683–8102 for a free consultation now.
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