Leonard Biddison

Attorney at Law

(866) 721-9510

Philadelphia, PA

(866) 721-9510

Haddonfield, NJ

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Camden County NJ Cocaine Possession Lawyer

Drug Charges Defense Attorney with offices in Haddonfield, New Jersey

Cocaine Possession
Cocaine Possession

Cocaine is among the most common recreational drugs used in New Jersey. Since it is extremely addictive and hazardous to health, New Jersey tends to prosecute cocaine possession cases aggressively. In fact, possession of even a small amount of coke is a third degree crime that can lead to significant consequences including time in prison. If you have been charged with cocaine possession, you will need a talented and experienced criminal defense attorney to help you get the most desirable outcome in your case.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison have had tremendous success handling a huge volume of drug cases for years in Camden County including Haddonfield, Cherry Hill, Gloucester, and Winslow Twp. Also, one of the members of our criminal defense team is a former county prosecutor in New Jersey who used to prosecute drug charges for the State which means we know what kinds of arguments the prosecution might make. This sort of knowledge and expertise can be extremely valuable in your case. If you have been charged with cocaine possession, having an attorney who knows what it takes to potentially beat the charges against you is imperative. Call the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison at 866-721-9510 anytime for a free initial consultation.

Cocaine Possession Lawyer in Cherry Hill NJ 

The law for cocaine possession is explained under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(1):

a. It is unlawful for any person, knowingly or purposely, to obtain, or to possess, actually or constructively, a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog, unless the substance was obtained directly, or pursuant to a valid prescription or order form from a practitioner, while acting in the course of his professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by P.L.1970, c.226. Any person who violates this section with respect to:
(1) A controlled dangerous substance, or its analog, classified in Schedule I, II, III or IV other than those specifically covered in this section, is guilty of a crime of the third degree except that, notwithstanding the provisions of subsection b. of N.J.S.A. 2C:43-3, a fine of up to $ 35,000.00 may be imposed;

Cocaine Possession Penalties in New Jersey 

Cocaine possession is a third degree crime in New Jersey. Penalties may include:

  • 3 to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison
  • Drug counseling
  • Probation
  • Drivers license suspension
  • Potentially thousands in fines

Note: More severe penalties may be imposed if the offense occurred in a school zone or within 500 feet of a public park or housing. 

Note: There is a presumption of non-incarceration for first time cocaine possession. Therefore, If you are charged with cocaine possession and you do not have a prior record, there is a good chance you may receive probation or may be eligible for the Pre-Trial Intervention program. This can be advantageous for you because after completion of the PTI, the charges against you will be dropped.

Contact a Gloucester NJ Cocaine Possession Lawyer to Discuss Your Case 

The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison are always available to speak with you about your case and begin to formulate an aggressive strategy to defend you against a cocaine possession charge. Our criminal defense team understands the details of the law in New Jersey and we will use this knowledge to help you best defend against these charges. Call us today at 866-721-9510 for a free initial consultation about your case.

Experience You Can Trust

For the past 20 years, Mr. Biddison has provided his clients with excellent legal counsel in a broad variety of criminal matters. From straightforward issues to serious litigation, he offers you the experience and confidential advice you need to maneuver through the laws of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

When you’ve been accused of a crime, you are entitled to a thorough and competent criminal defense. Leonard D. Biddison Esquire ensures your legal rights are upheld. Allow our team to assist you during this difficult time.

Schedule an appointment by filling out the form on the right.

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Areas We Serve

Burlington County, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Pemberton Twp. Camden County, Camden City, Cherry Hill Twp., Gloucester City, Gloucester Twp., Pennsauken, Winslow Twp. Gloucester County, Deptford Twp., Monroe Twp., Paulsboro Boro, Washington Twp., West Deptford Twp., Woodbury City, Bordentown Twp., Cinnaminson, Evesham Twp., Mansfield Twp., Maple Shade Twp., Medford Twp., Moorestown Twp., Palmyra Boro, Bellmawr, Clementon, Collinswood, Haddon Twp., Lindenwold, Pine Hill Boro, Stratford Boro, Voorhees Twp., Waterford Twp., Elk Joint Municipal Court, Franklin Joint Mun Ct, Greenwich Twp, Mantua Twp.

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Philadelphia Location

230 South Broad Street Suite 1501

Philadelphia, PA

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Haddonfield Location

132 North Haddon Avenue

Haddonfield, NJ

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