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Trenton Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle Attorney

Operating a motor vehicle while in possession of any type of controlled dangerous substance (CDS) is a major violation under New Jersey Traffic Code. It also happens to be secondary to criminal charge for drug possession in Trenton. Whether the form of CDS is marijuana, cocaine, MDMA, prescription legend drugs or even heroin, the combination of these offenses can be devastating to your ability to drive and freedom. A charge for possession of CDS in a motor vehicle is therefore nothing to be taken lightly. Retaining a lawyer with knowledge and experience in this area of law is your best weapon for mitigating the risk associated with a conviction.

Our law firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, has been practicing in Mercer County, including in Trenton, for two decades. The members of our defense team include several former prosecutors and other seasoned defense attorneys with over 100 years of collective experience. We are prepared to utilize all of our knowledge and skill to insure you are not subjected to the penalties and collateral consequences of being found guilty in Trenton for possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. If you would like to take advantage of a free initial consultation with an attorney on staff, call our office at 609–683–8102

Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle Charge in the City of Trenton

A violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-49.1 is one of the most serious motor vehicle charges someone can face in Trenton or another municipality in the state. This traffic offense prohibits someone from possessing drugs when they are the operator of a car, truck or other motor vehicle.  The charge is not a criminal offense leading many of those adults charged to believe that they will face no serious penalties.  However, if you or someone you know is found guilty of possession a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle their driver’s license is revoked for two years and they face additional fines.

Drugs that are included in the definition of CDS for purposes of 39:4-49.1 include marijuana, heroin, cocaine, MDMA, and any prescription legend drug the possession of which is not supported by a valid prescription. A conviction for this motor vehicle offense applies on top of criminal drug possession charge in Trenton thereby exposing an accused to two layers of penalties and collateral consequences.

Trenton Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle Defense Attorney

If you or someone close to you is pulled over for a traffic stop and found to possess any type of controlled dangerous substance is important that the charge is taken seriously. Retaining an experienced defense attorney like those on the team of the Marshall Firm can be a huge asset. We have extensive familiarity with the Trenton Municipal Court which has helps us succeed in having charges completely dismissed or significantly downgraded. Our lawyers understand how prosecutors and police officers typically build their cases and the most effective ways to defend a Trenton marijuana possession charge or an offense involving another variety of CDS.  A lawyer is ready to discuss how we can help you achieve the outcome you deserve.

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We serve clients throughout Mercer County, New Jersey — including Trenton, Hamilton, Princeton Borough, West Windsor, East Windsor, Lawrence Township, Robbinsville, Hightstown, Princeton Township, Ewing and Hopewell — and surrounding areas, including Hunterdon County and Burlington County.

If you have been charged with a crime in Mercer County, New Jersey, it is in your interests to talk to an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. For a free consultation, you can call our firm 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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