Drug Charges Attorney in Long Branch, NJ
Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer in Monmouth County & Surrounding Areas
If you have been arrested and charged with a drug crime in a New Jersey Municipal Court, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights.
William J. Connelly, III, Esq., is a municipal court criminal defense attorney who represents clients charged with drug possession in Monmouth County. A former municipal court prosecutor, he spent 14 years working to convict the accused. Today, he uses the knowledge and experienced he gained during those years to build a powerful defense for each of his clients.
Protecting Your Rights, Advocating in Your Best Interest
If you are facing drug charges in municipal court, please contact us online or call our office to arrange a free initial consultation. Mr. Connelly understands that, in some situations, innocent people can be accused of criminal activity. He also knows that the police may fail to follow procedures properly before, during and after arresting a suspect. He will listen to your explanation of events, review the police report, examine the evidence, interview witnesses and work diligently to achieve a positive outcome in your case.
Mr. Connelly defends clients charged with possession of marijuana, ecstasy and other synthetic drugs.
Depending on the facts of your case, his defense may focus on:
- Suppression of evidence: If the evidence against you was obtained illegally, it cannot be used against you in court. If Mr. Connelly can prove that you were a victim of an illegal search and seizure of evidence, the court must suppress the evidence against you which may lead to the dismissal of your case.
- Police conduct: Did the police follow proper procedure? Did they have reasonable cause to stop your car or search your house? If they had a search warrant, was it executed properly? If they did not, the evidence may be dismissed, the charges may be dropped and the case dismissed.
- Conditional discharge: First-time offenders may be eligible for conditional discharge which is a diversionary program to help protect your record wherein a successful completion of a program that typically includes a period of probation results in the charges against you being dismissed.
Quality Legal Representation and Personal Service
Mr. Connelly has a record of success defending drug possession clients who range from adolescents to adults. Clients appreciate the personal service they receive. When you hire Mr. Connelly, you will know that an experienced criminal attorney will handle your legal issue personally. Your case will not be handed off to a low-level associate or paralegal. If he is not available to speak to you, he will return your calls promptly. He offers flat-fee representation on most legal issues so that you will know upfront how much resolving the issue will cost.
To put the strength of Mr. Connelly’s experience on your side, please call our law firm directly or fill out our form online. From offices in Tinton Falls, near Red Bank, New Jersey, he represents clients throughout Monmouth County and surrounding counties.