Sand Hook Drug Possession Defense Attorney
Arrested for a Drug Charge at Gunnison Beach?
Were you placed under arrest at Sandy Hook and charged with a drug offense? Was it for the possession of marijuana? Cocaine? Heroin? MDMA? If so, we strongly urge that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss your options. Unfortunately, most individuals do not realize that Sandy Hook, which includes Gunnison Beach is actually part of the Gateway National Recreational Area, thus making it Federal Property. In other words, anyone arrested for a crime at Gunnison Beach will be facing Federal criminal charges and required to appear in United States District Court, which is typically located in Newark. This certainly escalates the severity of the situation and makes a bad situation far worse. If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug offenses at Gunnison Beach and are now summonsed to appear in Federal Court, the Law Office of Proetta, Oliver & Fay can help. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation today, please contact our office directly at 732.858.6959. It is important to highlight here, that the Federal criminal justice system operates differently than that of the State system, as such, it is imperative that you speak to any attorney who has experience in handling these types of matters.
Caught Possessing Marijuana at Sandy Hook?
More likely than not, anyone charged with a criminal offense at Sandy Hook will betaken into custody by the United States Park Rangers. One of the most common offenses we see being issued by the United States Park Rangers is 21 U.S.C. § 844(a), simple possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS). The vast majority of times the controlled dangerous substance in question is marijuana but that is not always the case. Sandy Hook has seen its fair share of cocaine, heroin, MDMA and of recent times, alcohol related arrests. Although this offense is considered a misdemeanor under Federal Law, if convicted, it calls for a term of imprisonment up to one year and shall be fined not less than $1,000 or both. With that being said, if the individual has a prior criminal history for the possession of a controlled dangerous substance, the individual shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment for not less than 15 days and fined not less than $2,500. Furthermore, if the individual has two or more convictions for drug possession, the individual shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment for not less than 90 days but not more than 3 years, and shall be fined a minimum of $5,000. In order for these enhanced felony penalties to apply, the government must meet the strict guidelines of 21 U.S.C. § 851. As you can see, these penalties are not something to take lightly and these types of offenses tend to be carefully scrutinized by the prosecution, especially considering the war on drugs our Country has been dealing with.
Need to Appear in Federal District Court for Incident at Sandy Hook?
As touched upon earlier, even though Sandy Hook, which includes Gunnison Beach is located in Middletown, New Jersey. Since it is considered Federal property, anyone arrested within in their jurisdiction will need to appear in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey to answer for the charges as opposed to the Middletown Municipal Court. The vast majority of the criminal complaints filed at Sandy Hook will be sent to the Martin Luther King Building & U.S. Courthouse, which is located at 50 Walnut Street in Newark. The United States Magistrate who will preside over these matters is Judge Anthony R. Mautone. For more information on this courthouse, including hours of operation, please click here.
Need to Speak to a Lawyer for Drug Charge at Gunnison Beach
Proetta, Oliver and Fay is a Monmouth County based criminal defense firm that is comprise of attorneys who have dedicated their careers to defending those accused of crimes. With our office located in Middletown, our attorneys have been representing individuals whom have been charged with various crimes on Sandy Hook, including but not limited to the possession of drugs, the underage consumption of alcohol, driving while intoxicated and lewdness. If you have unfortunately found yourself in this type of situation and would like to speak to one our Sandy Hook criminal defense attorneys today about your options, then please contact our office at 732.858.6959. As stated previously, the Federal system is run completely different than the State system, including several of their diversionary programs. We strongly recommend that you consult with an attorney who has actual experience dealing with these types of cases prior to appearing in court.