Employing a Juvenile in a Drug Distribution Scheme
NJ Drug Charges Defense Attorney With Offices in Passaic County and Morris County, New Jersey
Being charged with a drug offense, such as employing a juvenile in a drug distribution scheme, can have serious consequences, including hefty fines and a term of incarceration. Having an aggressive, experienced defense lawyer to guide you through the legal process is invaluable. Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with a variety of criminal offenses, including drug offenses, weapons offenses, sexual assault, arson, and theft by extortion in Paterson, Newark, Morristown, Hackensack, and Elizabeth.
Ms. Hascup has successfully defended thousands of cases in New Jersey’s Superior Courts (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Courts (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). Ms. Hascup is a former Assistant County Prosecutor, Special Deputy Attorney General, and Municipal Prosecutor, who handled a variety of serious drug-related cases during the course of her distinguished career. She knows what it takes for the State to prove a drug case beyond a reasonable doubt – and will use that knowledge to defend the charges filed against you.
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Employing a Juvenile in a Drug Distribution Scheme in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:35-6
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-6 sets forth:
Any person being at least 18 years of age who knowingly uses, solicits, directs, hires or employs a person 17 years of age or younger to violate N.J.S.2C:35-4 (Maintaining or Operating a Controlled Dangerous Substance Production Facility) or subsection a. of N.J.S.2C:35-5 (Manufacturing, Distributing or Dispensing), is guilty of a crime of the Second Degree (punishable by a term of incarceration between 5 and 10 years in New Jersey State Prison) and shall, except as provided in N.J.S.2C:35-12 (Waiver of Mandatory Minimum and Extended Terms), be sentenced to a term of imprisonment which shall include the imposition of a minimum term which shall be fixed at, or between, one-third and one-half of the sentence imposed, or five years, whichever is greater, during which the defendant shall be ineligible for parole. The court may also impose a fine not to exceed $500,000.00 or five times the street value of the controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog involved, whichever is greater.
It shall be no defense to prosecution under this section that the actor mistakenly believed that the person which the actor used, solicited, directed, hired or employed was 18 years of age or older, even if such mistaken belief was reasonable.
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If you are facing charges for Employing a Juvenile in a Drug Distribution Scheme, there are serious consequences associated with a conviction, including hefty fines and exposure to jail time. Don’t delay in hiring legal representation to protect your freedom and your rights.
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