Essex County Drug Manufacturing Lawyer for Charges Involving All Controlled Dangerous Substances

Under New Jersey law, the definition of drug manufacturing is much broader than many people realize. Despite the connotations of the word “manufacturing,” growing or mixing any type of illegal drug can support drug manufacturing charges under the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice, and manufacturing as little as one half of an ounce of certain drugs can constitute a second-degree indictable offense. Regardless of the type or amount of drug you have allegedly manufactured, you are facing fines and jail time. To protect yourself, you need experienced legal representation with an Essex County drug manufacturing lawyer.

Criminal defense attorney Scott Gorman represents individuals throughout New Jersey who have been charged with drug manufacturing under Section 2C:35-5 of the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice. Scott has defended hundreds of clients in state and federal court, and he has significant experience in cases involving all types of drug-related offenses. When you are faced with the possibility of a trial, you need an attorney who understands all of the intricacies and details of your case. With his extensive experience, Scott can identify and emphasize the facts that are damaging to the prosecutor’s case, and he can use the law to argue for the best possible outcome at trial.

We Can Help with the Following Drug Charges

Under Section 2C:35-5, it is illegal, “[t]o manufacture, distribute or dispense, or to possess or have under [your] control with intent to manufacture, distribute or dispense, a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog.” Controlled dangerous substances include:

  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • Phenyl-2-propanone (P2P)
  • Any other drug listed on Schedule I, II, III, IV or V

Possessing ingredients, compounds and chemical equivalents of naturally-occurring controlled dangerous substances can lead to charges for drug manufacturing as well. For example, with respect to cocaine, New Jersey law prohibits possession of, “coca leaves and any salt, compound, derivative, or preparation of coca leaves, and any salt, compound, derivative, or preparation thereof which is chemically equivalent or identical with any of these substances, or analogs,” with limited exceptions for decocainized extractions. While possession of one of these substances alone will not necessarily serve as evidence of intent to manufacture, prosecutors will often attempt to infer such intent from the fact that there are few other known reasons for possessing these types of ingredients.

Defending Against Drug Manufacturing Charges in New Jersey

When defending against drug manufacturing charges, multiple strategies may be available. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to challenge the government’s case in its entirety, or you may need to focus your efforts on obtaining a more favorable offer to plead guilty to a lesser charge or a reduced sentence. During your free initial consultation, attorney Scott Gorman will help you understand your options, and, if you choose to retain Scott for your case, he will begin working immediately to protect you.

Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation with an Essex County Drug Manufacturing Attorney

If you need a criminal defense attorney to defend you against drug manufacturing charges in New Jersey, call (201) 489-9199 or inquire online now to schedule your free initial consultation. We will arrange for you to meet with attorney Scott Gorman as soon as possible at our Essex County or Morristown location.

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