There is no sure answer to the question posed above. Every individual's case is unique because the circumstances always vary. Depending on the specific elements alleged in the formal complaint, charges in cocaine related cases in New Jersey can run the gamut from simple possession to more serious intent to sell and distribution.
The one thing that is certain is that the repercussions of a run in with the law are serious. A conviction for possession of even less than half an ounce of cocaine can bring a sentence of up to five years in prison and a fine of as much as $75,000. Penalties are harsher as the quantity involved increases. Consequences being what they are the depth and breadth of your attorney's experience is bound to make a difference.