Bergen County NJ Drug Court Defense Attorneys
Drug Crime Defense Lawyers in Bergen County, New Jersey
The skilled criminal defense attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm, located in Hackensack, New Jersey, have dedicated years to the practice of criminal and drunk-driving (DWI) defense in New Jersey, challenging case after case as they defend the liberties of their clients facing charges such as possession of marijuana, prescription drug fraud and cocaine distribution. With offices located in the heart of Bergen County’s justice complex, just steps from the Hackensack Municipal Court and Bergen County Superior Court, our attorneys appear in these courts, as well as others such as Lyndhurst, Lodi, and Teaneck on a regular basis. Our primary focus on criminal defense allows us to remain at the forefront of current case law, which we leverage to achieve the best possible results for our clients. For a free consultation about your case with one of our attorneys, contact the Hackensack offices of The Tormey Law Firm today at (201)-330-4979. You are just one phone call away from finding the representation you need to move on with your life.
The Drug Court Program in Bergen County Superior Court
The Bergen County Superior Court is one of several counties in New Jersey with a Drug Court program. Drug Court is a program in which the State works with defense attorneys to help non-violent, addicted drug offenders by facilitating their road to recovery, as opposed to imposing a harsher sentence, such as fines and jail time. According to guidelines of the Drug Court Manual, a defendant may be eligible for drug court under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-14 (Special Probation for prison-bound offenders) or N.J.S.A. 2C:45-1 (Ordinary Probation).
Drug Court requires that an offender be employed and under intense supervision, which includes random and frequent drug testing and court appearances. Additionally, a court will impose any counseling and drug treatment programs which they deem most beneficial. The amount of time that the probationary period lasts varies from case to case.
The essential Bergen County Drug Court Program Information is as follows:
- Bergen County Courthouse: 10 Main Street, Room 134, Hackensack, NJ 07601
- Drug Court Judge: Eugene Austin, J.S.C.
- Criminal Division Manager: Alan Quintavella
- Drug Court Coordinator: Barbara Morgan
Drug Court in New Jersey as a Sentencing Alternative
Drug Court is a valuable alternative program that allows addicts with multiple drug convictions on their record to avoid state prison and receive rehabilitative treatment for their drug issues. The attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm have represented numerous defendants charged with serious drug possession and/or distribution offenses who were facing significant state prison sentences and instead were admitted into the Drug Court Program. Drug Court requires that these individuals maintain employment, avoid any further arrests or convictions, attend drug counseling and treatment facilities, and be subject to random drug testing to ensure that they stay clean during the program. If they fail to comply with these conditions, they are rejected from the Drug Court Program and must serve their previously negotiated state prison sentence. If, however, they complete the program, they are allowed to avoid jail and to overcome their often very serious drug problems. Obviously, this is an extremely beneficial program for the defendant and the State, with the potential to effect significant positive change in the lives of many.
Contact these Bergen County Drug Court Attorneys for Immediate Assistance
If you have been charged with a drug crime in New Jersey, contact our criminal defense attorneys to learn about all of the avenues that may be available to you. For additional information about the charges you are facing and/or a free consultation about your drugs and guns law case, contact the Hackensack, NJ offices of The Tormey Law Firm anytime at (201)-330-4979.