Jersey City Lawyer for Maintaining CDS Production Facility
Operating or maintaining a drug production facility is one of those charges that makes defense attorneys cringe when they hear their client has been charged. New Jersey has made this offense a first degree crime which means that if convicted, a defendant will be sentenced to state prison for at least 10 years and up to 20 years, even if they have never been arrested before in their lives. While the statute was originally geared toward targeting large scale drug distribution operations and chemical labs brewing up meth and ecstasy it is more commonly used on regular neighborhood dealers. In fact in the past we would mostly see production facility charges for clients busted for Cultivation of Marijuana with the average person just growing a few plants for their own use. However, lately we have been seeing more and more clients arrested for maintaining a drug production facility linked to heroin distribution and cocaine distribution when police and prosecutors find packaging supplies and scales used for bagging. Whatever, the circumstances of your case are, you can be sure that we are experienced in defending clients against these types of charges and are here to help you. At the Proetta & Oliver we represent clients throughout Hudson County, New Jersey including Jersey City, Bayonne, Kearny, Union City, West New York, North Bergen, and Hoboken. If you would like to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer contact us today at (201) 793-8018 for a free initial consultation. Our phones are answered 24/7.
What is the Law on Operating a Drug Production Facility?
The New Jersey statute N.J.S.A. 2C:35-4 speaks about the elements and penalties of operating or maintaining a CDS production facility. This law applies to all drugs that are labeled Schedule I or II controlled dangerous substances in the New Jersey CDS Schedule such as cocaine and heroin as well as several others. To make matters worse, under the Brimage Guidelines, if you have any prior offenses for distribution of CDS you will sentenced to an extended term of incarceration on top of every thing else. It is clear that these penalties are serious and you need a serious criminal attorney to combat the state’s case against you and defend your interests. At Proetta & Oliver we have defended clients against various cases involving maintaining a CDS production facility. To learn more about your rights and potential representation, contact us today at (201) 793-8018 for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.