Newark, N.J. Leader of Drug Trafficking Defense Lawyer
This crime is aimed at the upper-level person who controls a drug distribution operation. On conviction after trial, without any prior criminal conviction to lengthen the sentence, a client is exposed to a prison sentence of 25 years to life. The prosecution usually conducts a very extensive investigation in these types of drug lord cases, including wiretapping. If you think you are under investigation or have been charged in a case with a drug crime, STOP TALKING. ASK FOR A LAWYER. What you say will be used against you if the State is listening on your phones, texts, push-to-talk, emails, Facebook, etc.
If you are charged with being a Leader in a Drug Distribution Operation, or are charged in a case where someone else is charged with this crime, consult with a lawyer who has represented clients charged with this offense before. Contact Howard Bailey at 973-982-1200 for a free consultation.
Defending a Client Charged as a Leader in a Drug Distribution Network
Mr Bailey was a cop before he became a criminal defense lawyer, and he investigated people who were Leaders of Drug Trafficking Networks. Mr Bailey was a prosecutor before he became a defense lawyer, and he prosecuted people charged people with being Leaders of these types of groups. As a defense attorney, Mr Bailey has represented clients charged with being a Leader operating a drug distribution network throughout the State of NJ, including Essex County, Morris County, Union County, Monmouth County and Ocean County. In every case, the prosecutors used wiretapping and other types of electronic surveillance to build their case against drug kingpins and other upper level defendants.
Do You Need a Mutual Defense Agreement…or a Plea Deal?
This type of operation involves at least three people (the Leader and at least two others). Because there are other people charged, you and your lawyer need to discuss whether you need a mutual defense agreement, or whether you want a plea deal. Because the average trial in these cases will take months to complete, most prosecutors will try to resolve the case with a plea deal rather than take the case to trial. Whether fighting the case through the use of Motions to attack the State case will result in a lower plea depends on how strong the State’s case is, and whether you and your co-defendants will stick together to fight it.
If you are facing this type of charge, consult immediately with an experienced criminal defense lawyer before deciding what you want to do to defend your rights and your freedom. Call Howard Bailey at 973-982-1200 for a free consultation.