Bergen County Heroin Possession Attorneys
Serving NJ Clients Charged With Heroin Possession
New Jersey is one of many states combatting the effects of the opioid epidemic. One of the many ways in which New Jersey is cracking down on addiction is to get heroin dealers off the streets and heroin addicts into the rehabilitation programs they need. If you are arrested on a heroin possession charge, it is important to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. If faced with addiction, your attorney may be able to fight for you to participate in drug court. Possession of heroin is a very serious crime and it is of the utmost importance that you have strong legal defense on your side. Contact Rem Katcher Law Group today if you have been arrested for heroin possession in New Jersey.
Penalties for Heroin Possession
When an individual is charged with the possession of heroin in New Jersey, they will face harsh penalties. The consequences associated with possession of a Schedule I drug, such as heroin, often include fines and incarceration. Typically, the court considers the amount of heroin in one’s possession. While small amounts may constitute simple possession, a crime of the 3rd degree, if the individual possesses so much heroin that it exceeds personal use, he or she could be charged with possession with intent to distribute or distribution charges, which could be considered a 1st or 2nd-degree crime. These offenses come with the possibility of overwhelming fines and jail time. When convicted of heroin distribution, especially if there are any deaths tied to that distribution, one’s future could effectively be destroyed. It is essential to retain the services of an experienced drug possession defense attorney as soon as possible when charged with any heroin offense.
Drug court aims to stop drug and alcohol abuse throughout New Jersey. Some individuals may be ordered to participate in drug court. If an individual is determined to suffer from a drug addiction and was involved in a nonviolent drug crime, he or she may be eligible to participate in the program. It may allow the individual to have a shorter sentence or avoid jail altogether, as long as they fulfill all requirements of drug court. Those who participate in drug court will be subject to completion of a residential treatment program, frequent drug tests, meetings with probation officers, and outpatient treatment programs. Drug court can be the opportunity of a lifetime to overcome the struggles of a heroin addiction. If you are struggling with heroin abuse and are arrested for possession or another crime related to heroin, your attorney may be able to advocate for your participation in this life-changing program.
Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney
If you have been charged with possession of heroin, you may feel as though the odds are stacked against you. Retaining the legal services of an experienced criminal defense attorney can make a difference in the outcome of not only your case but your entire future. Rem Katcher Law Group is ready to take on your heroin possession case. We are prepared to explore every means of defense available. Contact Rem Katcher Law Group today if you need strong legal representation for a heroin possession charge.