Heroin Possession Defense Lawyers in Bayonne New Jersey
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10, unlawful possession of heroin is a third degree felony in New Jersey. Which means, if convicted of possessing heroin in Bayonne or elsewhere in Hudson County, a Defendant could be sentenced up to five (5) years in a New Jersey State Prison and fined up to $35,000. However, depending on the Defendant’s prior criminal record and the circumstances surrounding the arrest, the Defendant may be eligible for the Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI). For more information on the unlawful possession of heroin, please checkout our Bayonne, New Jersey heroin possession practice series. Furthermore, if you would like to discuss your options with any one of the eight Bayonne, NJ heroin possession on staff at the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall, please contact our Jersey City office directly at (201) 309-1800. Now here is an article about two Bayonne men who were arrested and charged with possession of heroin and distribution of heroin.
Two Bayonne, NJ Men Arrested & Charged with the Unlawful Possession of Heroin
Bayonne police officers were conduct regular foot patrol when the noticed what appeared to be a drug transaction taking place. It appears from the reports, that once the officers were spotted, one of the Defendant’s took off on foot and the other, who was sitting in a car, sped off. At this point in time the officers split up as well. Both Defendant’s were eventually apprehended and both were determined to be in possession heroin and cash. The driver of the car was apprehended and charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public park and distribution of heroin. The Defendant was also charged with the unlawful possession of heroin and possession of heroin with the intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public park as well. Both Defendant’s were taken to the Hudson County Jail and issued a $75,000 cash only bail.
If you or someone you know has been charged with heroin distribution in Bayonne, New Jersey the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. Our office has over 100 years of combined experience on staff, including over twenty-five years of prior prosecuting experience. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation, please contact our Jersey City office at (201) 309-1800.