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Prescription drug addiction issues

When many New Jersey residents think about drug addictions, they may think only about illegal drugs like heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine. While certainly these drugs are known to be addictive and related to many serious criminal charges, they are far from the only substances that could contribute to such situations. As WebMD explains, many prescription medications with viable medical uses may be highly addictive

Defendant given a chance with drug court

Many people in New Jersey who find themselves arrested for and charged with crimes involving drugs know that the root cause of their situation is a serious addiction to drugs. Successfully treating and overcoming drug addiction is no easy feat and sadly the problem can and does lead some into a downward spiral if they are not given the help they need when they need it.

Man's eligibility for drug court to be evaluated

In New Jersey, crimes involving drugs may result in a variety of penalties for people who are ultimately convicted of their offenses. The sentences may be influenced in part by the nature of the offenses, if they are felonies or misdemeanors and whether or not any violence was used. 

Criminal exemptions for medical marijuana in New Jersey

New Jersey may not be one of the states that has yet to legalize recreational use of marijuana but it does allow the legal use of marijuana for medical purposes. According to the New Jersey Courts, the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act provides people approved for participation in the state's Medicinial Marijuana Program an exemption from civil and criminal prosecution or liability related to the drug. It also protects physicians, Alternate Treatment Centers, caregivers and parents of minor patients from prosecution or liability related to the purchase or possession or transportation of marijuana or paraphenalia.

Physician and wife accused of drug, other charges

Many people in New Jersey either knowingly or unknowingly hold stereotypes in their minds about the types of people who might be charged with drug crimes. In general the stereotypical drug crime defendant might be part of a gang, potentially unemployed or employed in a low-wage position and may even have a prior criminal record related to other types of offenses. However, the reality is that many people who have legal access to obtain or prescribe controlled substances may also be accused of criminal activity related to those substances.

Man arrested for drug crimes near park and school

Before a New Jersey resident can be arrested and charged with a crime, officers must be able to show that there is probable cause to support such action. This probably cause can come in a variety of forms. For one man from View Court, reports indicate that the witness of police officers was part of what was put forth as probable cause to arrest him recently.

Man avoids persistent offender sentence

Among the many concerns that New Jersey residents may face when arrested for crimes after they have been convicted of other offenses previously is the designation as a persistent offender. This label may result in harsher sentences and even lifetime supervision depending upon the circumstances.

New Jersey resident accused of drug crimes in New York

When hearing reports about criminal charges, many stereotypes about the defendants involved can come to mind for New Jersey residents. However, these stereotypes are sometimes far from accurate. For example, many people immediately think that anyone accused of selling drugs has no job and uses drug sales as a way to make money to live on or to avoid otherwise contributing to society.

Eight people arrested on drug charges in Camden

Illegal drug activity is nothing new to the streets of New Jersey and for some people may even represent a means of earning income when other legal job opportunities may not otherwise be available. This, in addition to the realities of addiction, may be part of how people get involved in drug businesses. When a person is arrested on suspicion of being involved with illegal drug sales, it is important to understand the criminal defense process.

Defendants offered detox option

New Jersey residents who have ever been arrested and charged with crimes relating to drugs know that the state can crack down hard on people convicted of these types of offenses. From time in jail to fines and criminal records, the penalties can have a serious impact on a person's life.

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