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Have you been charged with a drug crime? There are some things you should know before pleading guilty.

The amount and type of drug you are accused of possessing, selling, trafficking or intending to sell can be a huge factor in the type of sentencing that you might face. Drug crime convictions can result in a wide range of penalties, including:

  • Large fines
  • Jail time
  • Community service
  • Drug abuse treatment programs
  • Loss of Driving Privileges

You must consider that any conviction for a drug charge will seriously affect your future and may make you ineligible for many important things like home or car loans, jobs, and security clearances. You need a tough and experienced drug defense attorney to take your serious drug charges head-on.


Whatever your feelings about recreational marijuana use or possession, know this: simple drug possession charges send thousands of Americans to jail each year. In New Jersey, possessing any amount of an illegal drug or even a prescription drug without a valid prescription, is an automatic criminal offense and can even carry a state prison sentence.NJ Drug Defense Lawyer Dennis Calo

Depending on the type and quantity of drugs involved, a drug possession charge may be handled in a local court or in the Superior Court of the county in which the offense occured. In New Jersey, narcotics are divided into a drug schedule, and each schedule has its own set of punishments.

Drug possession lawyer Dennis Calo is one of the most experienced drug attorney you will find in the state of New Jersey. While in the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Mr. Calo supervised the Narcotic Task Force. In private practice, Mr. Calo has represented men and women who have been charged with major drug offenses and possession of CDS (Controlled Dangerous Substances) including:

  • Marijuana
  • Designer Drugs
  • Cocaine Charges
  • Heroin Possession
  • Prescription Drug Offenses
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Intent to Distribute in a School Zone
  • Distribution of narcotics within 500 feet of a public park or housing development.
  • Maintaining a CDS Production Facility
  • Failure to Make Lawful Disposition
  • CDS in a Motor Vehicle (2 year mandatory license suspension)

Punishments for distribution or possession charges can range in severity. If incarcerated, jail sentences can be lengthy, with mandatory terms of parole ineligibility and large fines.  It is critical to your future that you find a drug defense attorney who will focus on your case, and fight for your freedom.


If you have been charged with a drug crime it is crucial to speak with a knowledgeable and experienced defense attorney as soon as possible.

With more than 40 years of experience, Dennis Calo has fought on both sides of serious drug cases, and he knows his way around the Bergen County and NJ state court system. As an experienced drug crimes lawyer and former Bergen County prosecutor, he will pro-actively evaluate each aspect of your case to achieve the best outcome possible.

Regardless of your circumstances, Mr. Calo can take the time to review the facts of your case and build the strongest defense possible. If you or a loved one has been charged with any type of drug crime, contact Dennis Calo today.

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