Heroin Possession Charges in Burlington County

Cinnaminson NJ Heroin Attorneys

Heroin is highly addictive and can cause a vicious cycle that can end tragically. The problem is that teenagers, those reliant on opiate pain medication and others, fail to appreciate the dangerous nature of heroin when they take their first hit and they are often on their way from there. The drug is extremely cheap at little more than $5 a fold, making it extremely affordable to not only direct users but also those addicted to prescription drugs like Oxycodone, Percocet, and Hydrocodone (a.k.a. Roxycontin, Oxycontin, etc.). The aggression to heroin can be seamless along with its devastating effect on the body. Prosecutors and police are well aware of this epidemic and are aggressively targeting both distributors and end users of this drug. They are much tougher than ever when it comes to possession or distribution heroin, often imposing special conditions or restrictions on what will be allowed in terms of plea bargaining. This can be problematic for anyone charged with heroin possession as this is always a felony offenses that carries a state prison term. Whether you were arrested in Pemberton, Willingboro, Evesham, Mt. Laurel, Bordentown or Florence, it is crucially important that you therefore seek proper representation. Our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, is comprised of former prosecutors and other experienced criminal attorneys that make up a team with over 100 years experience. Call our Mount Laurel Office at (856) 234-8900 if you would like to discuss your case with a heroin lawyer at the firm free of charge.

Heroin Possession & Penalties Under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10

The law that applies to a possession of heroin offense is N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. This statute makes it illegal to possess any quantity whatsoever of heroin as this Schedule I drug is not capable of being possessed legally under any circumstance. There is no valid medicinal use for heroin so any effort to possess it represents a third degree crime under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. What this means is that you can be subjected to rather serious penalties if you are found guilty of possession of heroin. You may be placed in jail for a term that can reach 5 years if you are convicted of third degree heroin possession. You may also be fined up to $35,000.. As with any drug offense, New Jersey Law imposes a mandatory driver’s license suspension for heroin possession. The suspension applies whether you were in a motor vehicle or not and can range from from 6 to 24 months by law.

Bordentown Possession of Heroin Lawyer

The is no doubting that heroin is the biggest drug issue confronting us today. When you are attempting to deal with something as cheap and accessible as this drug and addiction that sets in the first or second time you use, within one or two times, there is a sense of urgency. From bottom to top, we witness this almost every day in our dealings with clients, family members and loved ones, police, prosecutors and judges. With so much experience and thousands of cases having been handled over the years, we have developed an approach to generate success for our clients. Whether you are faced with simple/personal possession, heroin distribution, a school zone charge, or even a drug kingpin indictment, we know how to effectively handle your charge. Our attorneys have the knowledge to identify and win on a investigation or arrest issue like improper search or seizure of your car, home or person (i.e. bodily, clothing, pockets, handbag, purse, etc.). We are also adapt in gaining admission into programs like Pretrial Intervention and Drug Court to allow you to avoid a record and/or jail. Our staff is ready to tackle heroin cases anywhere in Burlington County including Medford, Southampton, Lumberton, Delran, Maple Shade and Palmyra. An attorney who is highly skilled in heroin defense is available in our Mt. Laurel Office at (856) 234-8900.