Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute
In New Jersey, the most serious category of drug offense is possession with intent to distribute. The severity of the punishment in these types of indictable offenses is determined by the type and quantity of the drug involved. With the help of an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney, you can develop a defense strategy that will get you the best results possible. Attorney Mark A. Schneider has more than 25 years of defense experience throughout the Courts of Central New Jersey and can help you avoid the harsh punishments associated with a possession charge.
Penalties for possession with intent to distribute CDS may include:
- Loss of your driving privileges
- A criminal record
To be charged with possession with intent to distribute a CDS, the prosecution must prove that the defendant:
- Possessed a substance classified as a CDS
- To have had the intent to give or distribute the substance to others
- To have been aware he or she had the substance
It should be noted that “intent to distribute” does not imply you were going to sell the drugs, only that you were making them available to others and possessed more than appropriate for personal use.
With the help of a skilled defense attorney like Mark A. Schneider, the events surrounding your case will be reviewed. Did the police have cause to search you, was the evidence lawfully obtained, were you read your Miranda Rights? If these elements cannot be proven it may be possible to have your case dismissed outright or downgraded to a lesser charge.
As with all criminal charges, it is important to remain silent and immediately ask to speak with your attorney.
Call Mark A. Schneider today to discuss your case and protect your rights, 609-242-9337.