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Advocacy for Drug Charges in Bergen County

If you were charged with a drug crime in New Jersey, you could be facing many years in prison and/or many years of probation/parole. Even if the charge seems relatively minor, the consequences of a conviction could be long lasting.

At Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC, we provide vigorous defense for those facing drug charges. As a former prosecutor, our attorney Joseph R. Donahue knows the arguments the government is likely to use to obtain a conviction. With that knowledge, our firm is often able to counter those arguments and work toward dismissing the case or having the charges reduced

To speak with an experienced drug crimes defense lawyer located in Bergen County, please call (201) 574-7919 or contact our law firm online.

Defense Against a Full Range of Drug Crimes

Our drug crimes attorney defends adults and juveniles against all state and federal drug charges, including:

  • Drug possession
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Drug sales and trafficking
  • Narcotics manufacturing and distribution
  • Marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, steroids, Ecstasy and all other drugs
  • Prescription drug charges including forged prescriptions, illegal sale of prescription drugs and others
  • Probation and parole violations

Get Thorough and Comprehensive Defense

Drug charges are often filed with little corroborating evidence. In many cases, the government only has the word of another defendant or a confidential informant (usually a criminal trying to get a lesser sentence).

Our New Jersey drug crime defense team will investigate thoroughly and marshal the evidence to determine if the prosecution has strong evidence against you. If they do not, we will not hesitate to take a case to trial. If they do, we will give you honest advice about your chances at trial and seek the best possible result with your input and direction.

Information for First-Time Criminal Offenders

In New Jersey, first-time drug offenders may qualify for Pre-trial Intervention (PTI) or a Conditional Discharge if they have no history of criminal activity. These diversion programs act as a period of probation, after which charges are dismissed (assuming full compliance with the terms and conditions of the program(s)). Contact us for more information.

Contact a Bergen County Drug Crime Lawyer

If you have been arrested for drug possession, distribution, trafficking or another drug charge, call Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC at (201) 574-7919.

Our attorney is based in Bergen County but are able to practice statewide with a focus on the courts of Northern New Jersey, including the Federal courts in Newark, and the State and Municipal courts of Bergen County, Essex County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Union County, Morris County, Middlesex County, Hackensack, Paterson, Passaic, Jersey City, Newark, Elizabeth, Morristown, Union City, Allendale, Alpine, Bergenfield, Bogota, Carlstadt, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, East Rutherford, Edgewater, Elmwood Park, Emerson, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fair Lawn, Fairview, Fort Lee, Franklin Lakes, Garfield, Glen Rock, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Hasbrouck Heights, Haworth, Hillsdale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Leonia, Little Ferry, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Maywood, Midland Park, Montvale, Moonachie, New Milford, North Arlington, Northvale, Norwood, Oakland, Old Tappan, Oradell, Palisades Park, Paramus, Park Ridge, Ramsey, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Ridgewood, River Edge, River Vale, Rochelle Park, Rockleigh, Rutherford, Saddle Brook, Saddle River, South Hackensack, Teaneck, Tenafly, Teterboro, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, Wallington, Washington Township, Westwood, Woodcliff Lake, Wood-Ridge, Wyckoff, and beyond.

Hear From Our Happy Clients

Reviews & Testimonials

At Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "The best lawyer I could have ever asked for"

    The best attorney I have ever met in my life. I was facing four felony gun charges and ended up paying a $100 fine with a ...

    - Patrick
    "An outstanding lawyer who I will always recommend to my family and friends."

    He handled my case effectively. An outstanding lawyer who I will always recommend to my family and friends. He displays a lot ...

    - Recent Client
    "TRUST me and go to him if you need anything, he won't let you down"

    My experience was beyond amazing. I always thought going through the court process and finding a lawyer would be the hardest ...

    - Recent Client
    ""the superior court judge issued a written order reversing the municipal court's guilty decision""

    Our son was arrested and charged with DUI in early December of 2015. We got a lawyer who helped us gather evidence (arrest ...

    - Anonymous Client
    "You and your staff were exemplary in your efforts and performance."

    Dear Joseph: I wish to thank you and the staff for all of your efforts, professional knowledge and timeliness in performing ...

    - Criminal Client
    "Outstanding Legal Professional"

    As a Case Management Consultant, I have referred a number of clients to Mr. Donahue over the years. He is an outstanding ...

    - Advocacy Support Network LLC
    "restored my faith in lawyers"

    Mr. Donahue defended me in DWI,it would have been my 3rd.I would have lost DL for ten years and 180 days in jail. I would ...

    - Ken
    "Outstanding Litigator"

    I am a legal consultant who works with many of the top criminal defense lawyers primarily in Northern and Central New Jersey. ...

    - Client
Our Trial-Tested Approach

We always strive to put our clients in the best position possible, so our immediate goal is to obtain a case dismissal or acquittal. If this cannot be done, we seek to minimize the consequences by all legal means possible, perhaps by pursuing a plea agreement, which could include alternate sentencing that improves the impact on our client’s record. Our Bergen County criminal defense attorney is a resolute advocate who never hesitates to take a case to trial if we feel it is in the best interests of our client. No matter how complex your charges may be, we have the proven expertise and passion to help you achieve a positive outcome. Discover how we can help you today.