New Jersey Loitering for CDS Law
We represent clients charged with N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2.1; New Jersey loitering for cds complaints in central New Jersey municipalities including East Brunswick, New Brunswick, Woodbridge, Edison, Old Bridge, North Brunswick, South Brunswick, South River, Monroe and Sayreville.
CDS is controlled dangerous substance like marijuana, cocaine or heroin.
This is a disorderly persons offense.
This offense applies to persons on foot or in motor vehicles.
The person must wander, remain or prowl in a public place - any place to which the public has access - with the purpose of unlawfully obtaining or distributing a controlled dangerous substance.
The obtaining or distributing must be unlawful so there is no offense if defendant is waiting to obtain a substance pursuant to a valid prescription.
Defendant must engage in conduct that manifests a purpose to obtain or distribute a controlled dangerous substance.
The state must prove five elements.
First, defendant was in a public place.
Second, defendant either on foot or vehicle wandered, remained or prowled.
Third, defendant had a purpose of obtaining or distributing a controlled dangerous substance.
Fourth, obtaining or distributing was unlawful.
Fifth, defendant engaged in conduct that manifested a purpose to obtain or distribute a controlled dangerous substance.
If you have any questions for a New Jersey criminal defense attorney about a New Jersey loitering for cds charge, please do not hesitate to contact us.