Search and Seizure in NJ Drug Cases

Trenton NJ Drug Crime Search and Seizure Attorney

Law Firm with Offices in Pennington, NJ

Constitutional issues are often implicated in drug cases. In fact, New Jersey drug cases often turn the legality of the police search and whether the police had a warrant to conduct the search. Since the penalties for a drug crime conviction in the State of New Jersey are severe, it is imperative that you are represented by an attorney who understands the nuances of NJ drug laws and who can effectively challenge the evidence in your case. If the police violated your constitutional rights while search your person or your property, an attorney might be able to get any evidence seized by the police declared inadmissible in court.

Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson is a well-respected law firm with a track record of success when it comes to challenging evidence in New Jersey drug cases. Our criminal defense attorneys have successfully contested police search and seizure techniques in drug possession cases throughout Mercer County, NJ, including Hightstown, Robbinsville, and Trenton. Additionally, our litigation team includes a New Jersey Certified Trial Attorney and a New Jersey “Super Lawyer,” so you can count on us to get the job done for you in the courtroom. If you have been accused of a serious drug crime in the State of New Jersey, call KCR now to speak with an experienced attorney about your drug crime charge.

Challenging Search and Seizure in Mercer County Drug Cases

New Jersey police officers must follow proper protocol and adhere to strict procedural guidelines when searching a person or premises. In order to search a suspect’s property for marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or any other illegal drugs, a police officer must have probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed. If probable cause does not exist, then there must be exigent circumstances which require the officer to conduct the search immediately. This usually means that the officer believes the evidence will disappear while they wait for a search warrant to be issued.

If the police used improper search and seizure techniques in your drug possession case, an attorney can potentially challenge the admissibility of any evidence the police discovered as a result of the search.

Other Evidentiary Challenges in Lawrence NJ Marijuana Cases

In addition to challenging the legality of the police search and seizure, an attorney can potentially raise a number of other evidentiary challenges in New Jersey drug cases. For example, all evidence in drug cases needs to be handled properly, and at every step of the process, by qualified investigators. If more than one person handled the drug evidence which was seized in your case, the prosecutor will be required to establish a clear chain of custody. An attorney can potentially challenge the chain of custody and get the evidence against you dismissed.

Additionally, the prosecution must prove that the substance seized by police in your case was, in fact, a controlled dangerous substance (CDS). An attorney should scrutinize the drug evidence in your case and thoroughly examine the testing procedures performed by law enforcement. If investigators failed to follow protocol throughout the drug testing procedure, it might be possible to challenge the evidence of drugs.

Free Consultation with a Princeton Marijuana Possession Lawyer

The criminal defense lawyers at Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson are committed to serving the best interests of clients. That’s why we will do whatever it takes to challenge the evidence in your drug possession case and help you beat the charges. Call us day or night to speak with a member of our litigation team, or fill out the online contact form to schedule a confidential consultation at our offices in Trenton or Pennington.

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