Passaic County NJ Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network Defense Lawyer
Defending Clients Charged with Drug Crimes in Paterson, New Jersey
Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with criminal offenses, including robbery, kidnapping, and simple assault in Paterson, Clifton, Wayne, Ringwood, and throughout Passaic County, New Jersey.
Ms. Hascup has successfully handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). She is a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor and Special Deputy Attorney General who handled a variety of serious drug-related cases during the course of her distinguished career. She knows what it takes for the State to prove a drug case beyond a reasonable doubt – and will use that knowledge to defend, and potentially beat, the charges filed against you.
Being charged with a drug offense, such as leading a narcotics trafficking network, can have serious consequences, including hefty fines and a term of incarceration. Having an aggressive, experienced defense lawyer to guide you through the legal process is invaluable. Ms. Hascup is prepared to attack the State’s case and put you in a position to achieve the best possible result.
Contact the Law Office of Alissa Hascup, LLC anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Leader of Narcotics Trafficking Network in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:35-3
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-3 sets forth:
A person is the leader of a narcotics trafficking network if he 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.
NOTE: As used in this section: “Financier” means a person who, with the intent to derive a profit, provides money or credit or other thing of value in order to purchase a controlled dangerous substance or an immediate precursor, or otherwise to finance the operations of a drug trafficking network.
Grading (Degree) of Leader of Narcotics Trafficking Network Crimes in New Jersey:
Leading a Narcotics Trafficking Network constitutes a crime of the First Degree (punishable by a term of incarceration between 10 and 20 years in New Jersey State Prison) and upon conviction thereof, except as may be provided by N.J.S.2C:35-12, a person shall be sentenced to an ordinary term of life imprisonment during which the person must serve 25 years before being eligible for parole. The court may also impose a fine not to exceed $750,000.00 or five times the street value of the controlled dangerous substance, controlled substance analog, gamma hydroxybutyrate or flunitrazepam involved, whichever is greater.
NOTE: It shall not be necessary in any prosecution under this section for the State to prove that any intended profit was actually realized. In addition, Leading a Narcotics Trafficking Network is a violation subject to sentencing under the “Brimage Guidelines,” which eliminates the defense attorney’s opportunity to argue for a downward departure at the time of sentencing.
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If you are facing charges for Leading a Narcotics Trafficking Network, there are serious consequences associated with a conviction, including hefty fines and exposure to jail time. Don’t delay in hiring legal representation to protect your freedom and your rights.
Alissa Hascup is available anytime to discuss your case and go over your legal options. Call her today or use the online contact form to schedule a free consultation.