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Drug Possession Attorney Serving
Paterson, New Jersey & the New York Metropolitan Area

Strong Defense Against Drug
Possession Charges

If you or someone you know is here reading this right now, chances are there’s been an arrest for a drug-related crime. A drug possession arrest in New Jersey can have a serious impact on your future, and lead to uphill challenges when job hunting, application filing and so on.

At The Law Offices of Joel M. Bacher, we have been defending drug defendants for over 40 years. We understand the anxiety and uncertainty that is in the air. But rest assured, many charges just don’t stand a chance in court and are pled down, downgraded or dismissed altogether.

What to Do if You Are Arrested for
Drug Possession

Do not talk to the police. Period. Do not try to negotiate with the police. Ever. Exercise your right to remain silent and get a criminal defense lawyer at your first opportunity. The police, when questioning you, despite what your mother may have told you, are not your friends. Although they appear as such, that is how they do their job to get information to hold against you if you do talk. Oftentimes, drug charges are bundled with other charges, such as paraphernalia, as well as distribution, or possession in a school zone. Do not start plea bargaining reduction of charges without counsel. Be polite, yes, but be firm, and request a call to a criminal defense lawyer at your first opportunity and continue to remain silent.

In some cases, with the help of a lawyer present, charges can be downgraded by plea. Other more serious charges such as felonies can lead to heavy fines and lengthy jail sentences, and a criminal record. Do not take on drug possession charges by yourself despite what you think or whom you know. Defending a drug charge is not a do-it-yourself project. The punitive approaches the legal system can assess to your case are not something to be taken lightly in New Jersey.

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Why Choose Us?

For more than 40 years, The Law Offices of Joel M. Bacher has successfully defended hundreds of drug possession and drug distribution cases ranging from individuals who include addicts, students, professionals and executives. We proudly offer:

  • Free initial consultation

  • Extensive trial experience

  • Certified for civil trial by the New Jersey Supreme Court

  • 24/7/365 call center and availability

  • Evening hours for personal meetings

  • Fully licensed in New York and New Jersey, and all federal courts as well

We have achieved numerous acquittals, dismissals and downgrading of charges for a wide range of cases, including one-timers to serious offenders, as well as those in need of serious counseling. We prepare thoroughly for every case in the event of a trial. We believe the way to beat a drug possession charge is to negotiate and litigate, if necessary, always from a position of strength.

Build Your Defense Sooner, Rather than Later

For strategic criminal defense in Wayne, Paterson and all of Passaic County, contact The Law Offices of Joel M. Bacher for a free consultation. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential.