Passaic County NJ Maintaining or Operating a Controlled Dangerous Substance Production Facility Defense Attorney
Criminal Defense Lawyer with Offices in Paterson, New Jersey
Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with a number of criminal offenses, including manslaughter, theft, and arson in Paterson, Totowa, Clifton, Prospect Park, and Haledon.
Ms. Hascup has successfully handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) as well as 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 crime, such as Maintaining or Operating a Controlled Dangerous Substance Production Facility, 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 to schedule an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Maintaining or Operating a Controlled Dangerous Substance Production Facility in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:35-4
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-4 sets forth:
Except as authorized by P.L.1970, c.226 (C.24:21-1), any person who knowingly maintains or operates any premises, place or facility used for the manufacture of methamphetamine, lysergic acid diethylamide, phencyclidine, gamma hydroxybutyrate, flunitrazepam, marijuana in an amount greater than five pounds or ten plants or any substance listed in Schedule I or II, or the analog of any such substance, or any person who knowingly aids, promotes, finances or otherwise participates in the maintenance or operations of such premises, place or facility, is guilty of a crime of the First Degree (punishable by a term of incarceration between 10 and 20 years in New Jersey State Prison) and shall, except as provided in N.J.S.2C:35-12, be sentenced to a term of imprisonment which shall include the imposition of a minimum term which shall be fixed at, or between, one-third and one-half of the sentence imposed, during which the defendant shall be ineligible for parole. The court may also impose a fine not to exceed $750,000.00 or five times the street value of the controlled substances, controlled substance analogs, gamma hydroxybutyrate or flunitrazepam at any time manufactured or stored at such premises, place or facility, whichever is greater.
NOTE: Maintaining or Operating a Controlled Dangerous Substance Production Facility 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.
Contact Clifton NJ Drug Charge Defense Lawyer to Discuss Your Case
If you are facing charges for Maintaining or Operating a Controlled Dangerous Substance Production Facility, 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 D. Hascup is available anytime to discuss your case. Call her day or night to go over the details of your case, or use the online contact form to schedule a free consultation.