Defenses to Drug Charges in New Jersey
“A defense attorney can potentially challenge the chain of custody documents to get your drug charges dismissed. The State must be able to show when the drugs were seized, signed into the police station, and signed back out and taken to the State police lab for testing. If they can’t do that, the chain of custody is broken and the drugs can be dismissed in court.”
“Challenge The Chain Of Custody”
(Click Here to watch the next video or scroll down see your options)
That little bag (or big bag) or marijuana has to go through a number of hands before it’s enough to convict you of a drug crime. The officer has to take it to the station, then it’s checked into the evidence room, then it’s taken to a lab where a scientist tests it, then it’s sent back to the station… all the while everyone is putting their dirty little mitts on it, and possibly making any number of errors in the paperwork or just presenting an unclear “chain of custody”. If any of this stuff just doesn’t add up, your case can be dismissed entirely.