Paterson NJ Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe or Needle Defense Attorney
Passaic County Defense Lawyer for Possession of a Hypodermic Needle or Syringe
Skilled criminal defense lawyer Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with serious criminal offenses, including burglary, aggravated assault, and weapons offenses in Paterson, Wayne, Totowa, Little Falls, and Clifton.
She has successfully handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). Ms. Hascup is a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor and Special Deputy Attorney General who handled 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 possession of a hypodermic needle or syringe, can have serious consequences. 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.
Alissa Hascup will evaluate the strength of the case against you and any legal issues that may be present. How was the needle discovered? Did you consent to a search? Was the consent valid? Did you give a statement? Were you given your Miranda rights? Was there a valid waiver? Ms. Hascup’s experience in handling these very issues gives her the tools necessary to fight aggressively for you.
Contact Ms. Hascup’s offices anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Possession of a Hypodermic Needle or Syringe in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:36-6
N.J.S.A. 2C:36-6 sets forth:
It shall be unlawful for a person to have under his control or possess with the intent to use a hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any other instrument adapted for the use of a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog or to sell, furnish or give to any person such syringe, needle or instrument. Any person who violates this section is guilty of a disorderly persons offense.
A disorderly persons offense is punishable by a maximum of 6 months in the county jail. In addition, a conviction for a disorderly persons drug-related offense carries with it certain mandatory fines, including a $500 Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction (DEDR) penalty and a $50 laboratory fee.
Contact a Totowa NJ Needle or Syringe Possession Defense Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been charged with Possession of a Hypodermic Needle or Syringe, there can be serious consequences associated with a conviction. Don’t delay in hiring legal representation. Protect your freedom and your rights.
Contact Alissa D. Hascup now for your free initial consultation. She is available anytime to discuss your case, so call or email her today.