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Leader of Narcotics Trafficking Network: N.J.S.A. 2C:35-3

Bergen County Criminal Lawyer with Offices in Paramus, New Jersey

leader of a drug trafficking networkTravis J. Tormey is an experienced defense attorney who serves on behalf of clients facing a vast array of charges, ranging from harassment to receiving stolen property. With centrally located offices in Paramus and Morristown, he appears in courts throughout Northern New Jersey, including Teaneck, Bergenfield, and Palisades Park. Having represented clients in such a wide variety of cases, Mr. Tormey has specifically formulated tactics to combat drug-related charges such as possession of drug paraphernalia, prescription drug offenses, and charges for leading a narcotics trafficking network.

Mr. Tormey’s practice concentrates on criminal law, which has facilitated him in developing a breadth of knowledge in the area of criminal defense. This repository of information regarding New Jersey law enables him to identify the nuances involved in each case and thus, to best represent his clients. In fact, Mr. Tormey has been cited as a legal resource in a number of publications, including The Daily Record and The Bergen Record, as well as the AOL News. Feel free to contact him at his office at (201) 556-1570, as he provides free legal consultations.

Leader of Narcotics Trafficking Network: N.J.S.A. 2C:35-3

According to N.J.S.A. 2C:35-3:

A person is the leader of a narcotics trafficking network if he conspires with two or more other persons in a scheme or course of conduct to unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, bring into or transport in this State methamphetamine, lysergic acid diethylamide, phencyclidine, gamma hydroxybutyrate, flunitrazepam or any controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule I or II, or any controlled substance analog thereof as a financier, or as an organizer, supervisor or manager of at least one other person.

As used in this section, “Financier” means a person who, with the intent to derive a profit, provides money or credit or other thing of value in order to purchase a controlled dangerous substance or an immediate precursor, or otherwise to finance the operations of a drug trafficking network.

It is important to note that in these cases, the prosecution is not required to establish that any intended profit was actually realized in order to prove its case.

Leader of Narcotics Trafficking Network: Potential Penalties

Violations of the aforementioned statute are classified as first degree crimes, which are typically punishable by a term of incarceration ranging from 10 to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison. However, if you are convicted of charges for Leading a Narcotics Trafficking Network, the New Jersey Criminal Code stipulates that you should be sentenced to a term of life imprisonment, with a 25-year period of parole ineligibility. Further, sentences for these crimes can include a fine of up to $750,000 or five times the street value of the substance involved.

In addition, these offenses are subject to specific sentencing guidelines known as the “Brimage Guidelines,” which eliminate the defense attorney’s opportunity to argue for a downward departure at the time of sentencing. This means that a judge cannot reduce the defendant’s sentence during the sentencing hearing, regardless of extenuating circumstances that may otherwise warrant such a request.

Finding Representation for Your Leader of Narcotics Trafficking Network Case

Leading a Narcotics Trafficking Network is considered among the most egregious of crimes in New Jersey and as such, convictions in these cases can result in some of the most severe of penalties. In order to protect yourself if you have been charged with this offense, it is critical to hire an experienced defense lawyer to serve on your behalf. With Mr. Tormey’s tried and tested defense tactics in cases involving drug charges, he is the kind of attorney you want on your side. Contact The Tormey Law Firm, LLC. today to for a free consultation: (201)-556-1570.

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Areas We Serve

Bergen County, Essex County, Morris County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Somerset County including Morristown, Denville, Dover, Mount Olive, Parsippany, Hackensack, East Rutherford, Elmwood Park, Englewood, Fort Lee, Garfield, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Palisades Park, Paramus, Ridgefield Park, Saddle Brook, Teaneck, Clifton, and Wayne.

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Hackensack Location

254 State Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Morristown Location

55 Madison Avenue Suite 400

Morristown, NJ 07960

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