The Law Office of Jeffery A. April, Esquire
contact us for quick responses to your legal questions
Toll-free: 800-724-7232 Local: 609-736-2203
E-Mail Us Today Click Here

Stafford mayoral candidate charged with distributing marijuana

We've started this blog to discuss various topics related to criminal defense that we think you may find interesting. Since our firm handles situations related to drug charges, drunk driving, juvenile crimes, white collar crimes, sex crimes and more, what better way to get the ball rolling than to address the recent arrest of a candidate for mayor in New Jersey?

The mayoral hopeful was recently arrested and charged with a number of drug-related crimes in Stafford Township. Specifically, he is accused of distributing marijuana to an undercover cop, possession of synthetic cannabinoids, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana.

A local news site did not offer any details as to the exact circumstances of the arrest, and that may be a matter that calls for further analysis as the 43-year-old puts forth his criminal defense. Police officers do make mistakes, and defendants in any case would do well to ensure that an error on the part of investigators doesn't result in a conviction.

The accused candidate was in Ocean County Jail in Toms River at the time of a local report. His bail was set at $50,000.

While news stories often paint a black and white picture of drug arrests, not every case is as simple as it seems. In this particular situation, the reputation of the accused has already been compromised, and he, like anyone else facing criminal charges, should be aware of his rights as a defendant.

If you would like to learn more about defending against drug charges, please visit our New Jersey criminal defense site. Our firm addresses the struggles of those who have been accused of a drug crime.

Source: NBC New York, "NJ Mayoral Hopeful Busted for Selling Weed: Cops," Aug. 21, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

200 South Shore Road
Marmora, NJ 08223

Toll Free: 800-724-7232
Phone: 609-736-2203
Fax: 609-390-9363
Marmora Law Office Map