Morris County NJ Leader of a Drug Trafficking Network Lawyer
Drug Charges Defense Attorneys in Morristown, New Jersey
Being charged as the Leader of a Drug Trafficking Network is one of the most serious drug-related crimes in New Jersey. You need a skilled and experienced criminal lawyer to craft the best defense for your case. This is a crime of the first degree, which means that you could be facing serious prison time if you are convicted.
The Morris County Drug Defense Team at the Tormey Law Firm is prepared to attack the State’s case and put you in a position to achieve the best possible result. Our managing partner, Travis J. Tormey, has handled thousands of cases in New Jersey. He has extensive experience representing clients charged with drug-related offenses, including possession of cocaine, prescription fraud, and heroin distribution. Another one of our partners, Christopher Perry was recently named a SuperLawyer Rising Star in the area of criminal defense in 2018.
The Tormey Law Firm is available 24 hours a day – 365 days a year to answer any and all questions you have regarding your New Jersey drug crime case. Contact us today at 866-949-6948 for a free consultation, or you can use the online contact form.
Leader of Narcotics Trafficking Network Charges in NJ
When a defendant is indicted for the crime of being a leader of a drug trafficking network, it is an extremely serious charge. The relevant section of the New Jersey criminal statutes provides, in pertinent part, that:
A person is a leader of a narcotics trafficking network if he conspires with two or more other persons in a scheme or course of conduct to unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, bring into or transport in this State methamphetamine, lysergic acid diethylamide, phencyclidine, gamma hydroxybutyrate, flunitrazepam or any controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule I or II, or any controlled substance analog thereof as a financier, or as an organizer, supervisor or manager of at least one other person.
Being a leader of a narcotics trafficking network is a crime of the first degree. As a result, upon conviction a person may be sentenced to an ordinary term of life imprisonment, with a minimum of 25 years which must be served before being eligible for parole. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection a. of N.J.S.2C:43-3, the court may also impose a fine not to exceed $750,000 or five times the street value of the controlled dangerous substance, controlled substance analog, gamma hydroxybutyrate or flunitrazepam involved, whichever is greater.
Penalties for Leading a Drug Trafficking Network in New Jersey
A conviction for being a leader of a drug trafficking ring is a first degree offense. Normally, first degree crimes are punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison. However, the statute mandates a sentence of life in prison, with a mandatory 25 years to be served without the possibility of parole. As such, it is imperative that a defendant avoids being convicted under this section – either through a negotiated plea to a downgraded charge or through a not-guilty verdict at trial.
Contact a Dover NJ Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney to Discuss Your Case
A charge of being a leader of a narcotics trafficking network in NJ is extremely serious and carries harsh penalties. It is imperative that you speak with an experienced drug crime defense lawyer if you are facing this charge. If you or a loved one has been accused of being a leader of a narcotics trafficking network in New Jersey, contact the Tormey Law Firm in Morristown at 866-949-6948 for a free consultation, or use the online contact form. A member of our criminal defense team will be happy to answer any questions you have and provide you with an honest assessment of your case.