Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance

New Jersey Drug Distribution Defense Lawyer

Union County Drug Manufacturing Attorney

Conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance ("CDS") is a very serious crime that can lead to a first or second-degree criminal charge in addition to CDS Distribution charges. My name is Anthony N. Palumbo, New Jersey criminal defense attorney, former county and municipal court prosecutor and I have over 35 years of experience fighting drug conspiracies. At the law firm of Palumbo & Renaud, I will meticulously investigate your case from every vantage point and provide you with an aggressive defense. Contact me at my law office and obtain free legal advice by calling 1-866-664-8118 for a Free Consultation.

At the law offices of Palumbo & Renaud, I successfully defend individuals charged with conspiracy throughout New Jersey including the counties of Monmouth, Middlesex, Essex, Hudson, Ocean, and Union County including Linden, Plainfield, Cranford, Elizabeth, Garwood, Fanwood, Berkeley Heights, Westfield, Mountainside, Hillside, and Clark.

Charged with Conspiracy to Distribute a CDS

This charge will result when two or more persons engage in an agreement to distribute a controlled dangerous substance and at least one of the conspirators carries out an overt act in furtherance of the crime. If none of the conspirators commit an overt act, a conviction for conspiracy cannot result. An experienced criminal drug defense lawyer may be able to have the charges against you dismissed by proving that an overt act was never committed in furtherance of the crime.

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Penalties for Conspiracy to Distribute a CDS

Penalties for conspiracy depend on the underlying crime. For example, conspiracy to commit a first-degree crime will result in a second degree conspiracy charge. When the underlying crime is not a first-degree crime, conspiracy will be a crime of the same degree as the underlying crime. Thus, if you commit a third-degree crime as a result of a conspiracy, you will be charged with third-degree conspiracy. Despite the severity of conspiracy charges, there are many ways for an experienced attorney to mitigate the penalties. The right attorney may be able to lessen the penalties by showing that the defendant is not a public danger or that the conspiracy is only peripherally related to the main unlawful enterprise.

Defenses to Conspiracy

Abandonment is a defense against conspiracy. To abandon a conspiracy, a person must advise his fellow conspirators of his abandonment or tell the police. When an individual abandons the agreement, the conspiracy is terminated as to him only. Abandonment by all the conspirators will be deemed if neither the defendant nor the other conspirators committed any overt act in pursuance of the conspiracy. Another defense against conspiracy is renunciation and this is an affirmative defense. If a person who conspired to commit the crime tells the police about the conspiracy, and thwarts the commission of any offense in furtherance of the conspiracy, a conviction for conspiracy cannot result.

It may be possible to have your conspiracy charge dismissed by proving that an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy was never committed by one of the conspirators. To learn more about defenses in your conspiracy case, call 1-866-664-8118 for Free Consultation.

Conspiracy Defense Lawyer

Drug crime convictions are serious and can result in jail time, heavy fines, asset seizure, and a permanent criminal record. Not to mention the additional penalties that can result from a charge of conspiracy. I have significant experience investigating and defending drug conspiracy crimes and I will fight to ensure the protection of your freedom. Depending on your crime and the particular facts of your case, there may be many defenses available against your charge.

Contact me today for a Free Consultation at 1-866-664-8118 and learn which defenses may work for you.

At the law offices of Palumbo & Renaud, I successfully defend individuals charged with conspiracy throughout New Jersey including the counties of Monmouth, Middlesex, Essex, Hudson, Ocean, and Union County including Linden, Plainfield, Cranford, Elizabeth, Garwood, Fanwood, Berkeley Heights, Westfield, Mountainside, Hillside, and Clark.