Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Distribute Charges

Marijuana Distribution Lawyers in Mercer County NJ

The Trenton Police Department was at it again this past week. According to the information released at this point in time by nj.com, Officers Steimle and Officer Szbanz were conducting “an operation” on Poplar Street in Trenton when they claim they observed the Defendant “stashing narcotics”. It is not clear at this point in time what the actual conduct was or where it took place. Based on their observations, they were able to conduct a search of the Defendant. During the search, they were able to seize approximately 20 grams of suspected marijuana. As a result of their findings, Defendant, a twenty-four-year-old male form Trenton, was arrested and charged with the possession of marijuana under 50 grams, the possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute in the fourth degree and the possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute within a park zone in the third degree.

Based on their findings the Defendant was most likely taken to the Mercer County Jail. Then it will be up to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office to decide whether they will be filling for a Detention Hearing. If they choose too, that means that they will be seeking to detain the Defendant in the Mercer County jail, without bail, pending trial. However, before that can occur, the prosecution must establish by clear and convincing evidence that in order to protect society, assure the Defendant’s appearance in Court and/or to prevent the Defendant from obstructing the prosecution of their case that they must be detained without bail. This is a substantial burden for the prosecution, that is why we strongly recommend that these hearings be contested. To speak to one of our Mercer County criminal defense attorneys about your options then please contact us at 609-789-0779.

Marijuana Distribution Attorney in Trenton NJ

Being charged with a criminal offense can be terrifying. But at Keith Oliver Criminal Law, we feel that hiring the right attorney. Someone that not only knows criminal law but someone who also knows the specific courts can go a long way to alleviating a lot of those fears. If you have been charged with distributing marijuana, possessing heroin, possessing heroin with the intent to distribute or the possession of cocaine in Mercer County, the Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. If you would like to set up a free consultation today, then please contact us at 609-789-0779. We serve all of Mercer County, including Trenton, RobbinsvillleWest WindsorEwingLawrenceEast Windsor, Princeton and Hamilton.

Author: Keith G. Oliver

Founding partner Keith G. Oliver has a passion for helping people who are caught up in the criminal justice system. He believes that everyone has a right to be presumed innocent, and that one mistake shouldn’t define a person forever. This passion drives Mr. Oliver to tirelessly fight for his clients and pursue the best possible outcome in every case.