NJ Drug Charges Mandatory Minimums and Extended Terms
Passaic County NJ Drug Case Sentencing Defense Lawyer
Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey, including in Paterson, Morristown, Hackensack, and Newark, who have been charged with drug-related criminal offenses such as possession of marijuana, obtaining CDS by fraud, or leading a narcotics trafficking network.
It is critical to have an experienced attorney representing you at every stage of the criminal process, including the Sentencing stage, and arguing aggressively on your behalf in order to achieve the best possible result. Contact Alissa D. Hascup today to discuss your legal options. Ms. Hascup is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and your initial consultation is always free of charge.
Waiver of Mandatory Minimum and Extended Terms in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:35-12
N.J.S.A. 2C:35- 12 sets forth:
Whenever a drug-related offense specifies a mandatory sentence of imprisonment which includes a minimum term during which the defendant shall be ineligible for parole, a mandatory extended term which includes a period of parole ineligibility, or an anti-drug profiteering penalty pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1997, c.187 (N.J.S.2C:35A-1), the court upon conviction shall impose the mandatory sentence or anti-drug profiteering penalty unless the defendant has pleaded guilty pursuant to a negotiated agreement or, in cases resulting in trial, the defendant and the prosecution have entered into a post-conviction agreement, which provides for a lesser sentence, period of parole ineligibility or anti-drug profiteering penalty. The negotiated plea or post-conviction agreement may provide for a specified term of imprisonment within the range of ordinary or extended sentences authorized by law, a specified period of parole ineligibility, a specified fine, a specified anti-drug profiteering penalty, or other disposition. In that event, the court at sentencing shall not impose a lesser term of imprisonment, lesser period of parole ineligibility, lesser fine or lesser anti-drug profiteering penalty than that expressly provided under the terms of the plea or post-conviction agreement.
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If you or a loved one has recently been convicted of a drug-related crime, Alissa Hascup can help. Ms. Hascup is prepared to use her extensive experience and knowledge of the law to your advantage. Contact Ms. Hascup now to schedule a free initial consultation.