Where You're Arrested Makes a Difference
Under New Jersey statutes, if you are charged with drug distribution or possession with the intent to distribute within 1000 feet of an elementary or secondary school, you will be subject to more serious charges. The penalties and consequences of this type of conviction are more serious then those that apply to drug distribution outside the "school zone."
The attorneys at Bailey & Orozco have more than 30 years of experience in the criminal justice system. We will put that experience to work to defend you against school zone drug charges.
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We provide a vigorous defense in school zone drug charge cases, because we know how serious the penalties can be if you are convicted. Even if this is your first offense, you could be sent to prison and be ineligible for parole.
While these enhanced charges for drug crimes committed in school zones were intended to protect children, there does not have to be any indication that children were actually present or at risk for you to be charged. The police and the prosecution do not need to prove that you intended to distribute drugs to minors; or, that you were going to distribute the drugs within the "school zone." They only have to prove possession with the intent to distribute and that you were within 1000 feet of a school at that time. You can count on us to stand by your side. We will protect you. We will look for every opportunity to minimize or eliminate the penalties you may be faced with.
We Know Drug Cases
Our experience in the criminal justice system includes 25 years serving on the other side in roles including membership in the Essex County Prosecutor's Narcotics Task Force, vice-chairman of the County Narcotics Commanders Association of New Jersey, member of the Statewide Narcotics Action Plan Working Group, serving on the Attorney General's Drug Enforcement Policy Manual Committee and more. We know these matters from the inside out. We know how to defend you against charges of drug distribution in a school zone. We get results. Contact us today.