Skilled Drug Crime Defense

Getting caught with drugs — any drugs — is a serious situation. But it does not mean all is lost. There are legitimate defenses to drug charges and in some cases opportunities to avoid jail and a criminal record.

You can turn to The Law Office of Rajeh A. Saadeh, L.L.C., for solid advice and proactive representation if you are accused of drug crimes. Our lawyers will turn over every stone to dismiss the charges or limit the consequences.

Facing drug charges? We can make a difference.
We handle drug offenses in the superior courts and municipal courts of Somerset County and surrounding Middlesex Metro jurisdictions. Get a free consultation at 908-864-6889.

We Handle All Drug Offenses

We can help if you have been arrested, indicted or questioned in relation to:

  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of heroin, cocaine or other controlled substances
  • Possession of prescription drugs (OxyContin, Xanax, etc.)
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Drug trafficking

Charges of "possession with intent" or trafficking are typically based on the amount of drugs rather than actual evidence of dealing drugs. Whether it is simple possession or more serious charges, you could be facing jail or prison time.

Drug Charges Can Be Challenged

Once we get involved, we look at all facets of the case for opportunities to change the outcome:

  • Can we get bail reduced so our client does not have to sit in jail?
  • Was there probable cause for the traffic stop or arrest?
  • Did police violate the Fourth Amendment (illegal search and seizure) in finding drugs?
  • Was the chain of custody or the testing of evidence compromised?

If we find grounds to challenge the underlying charges, it gives us leverage to negotiate with the prosecuting attorney. If the prosecution will not budge, we have the wherewithal and the skill set, and the willingness to go to court to fight for an acquittal.

Exploring All Avenues

At the same time that we are building a defense, we explore alternatives to avoid a courtroom showdown. Certain nonviolent drug offenses may be eligible for pretrial intervention (PTI). If the person stays out of trouble, the conviction is eventually dropped. We can then pursue an expungement after the fact to erase the records of the arrest and court proceedings.

Our goal is to prevent drug charges from ruining your life. We know that a conviction will have a long-lasting impact on employment, housing, lending and other areas of life.

If you or a family member is facing drug charges, call us immediately at 908-864-6889 or contact us online, and our drug crime defense attorney will call you back soon. Based in Somerville, we serve surrounding New Jersey, including Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Union and Mercer counties.