Possession of Heroin Lawyers in Elmwood Park, New Jersey

The offense of heroin possession has become an all to common charge for the Elmwood Park police department. Over the recent years, Bergen County, New Jersey as a whole has seen a sudden increase in heroin overdoses. As a result, law enforcement throughout the County, including Elmwood Park, has been on heightened alert trying to put an end to this epidemic. If a Defendant is caught possessing heroin in a quantity of less than 1/2 ounce they will be charged with a third degree felony. A third degree felony in New Jersey is punishable by up to five years in a New Jersey State Prison, a fine up to $35,000 and a potential license suspension of up to two (2) years. For more information on the offense of heroin, please checkout our Bergen County, NJ heroin possession practice series by clicking the link. If you or someone you know has been charged with possessing heroin, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)1, the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver can help. Our office has over 100 years of combined experience on staff, including over twenty-five years of prior prosecuting experience. For a free initial consultation with any one of our eight Elmwood Park, NJ heroin possession defense lawyers, please contact any one of our Bergen County office’s at 1-800-682-4037. Now here is a recent article about a Defendant who has been charged with possessing heroin in Elmwood Park, NJ.

Elmwood Park NJ Police Arrest Defendant & Charge him with Possession of Heroin

According to the initial reports released by the Elmwood Park police department, they have arrested and charged a Teaneck resident with possession of heroin. It appears that one of the Elmwood Park police officer’s observed the Defendant acting suspicious while he was sitting in his parked car. Based on his observations, the officer approached the Defendant’s car. It is unclear what happened next, whether the officer observed in plain view the heroin or whether the Defendant consented to a search of his vehicle, but the Defendant was discovered to be in possession of fifty-eight (58) bags of heroin and syringes as well. The Defendant has formally been charged with the possession of heroin, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)1 and possession of drug paraphernalia, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:36-6. If convicted of both charges, the Defendant could be sentenced up to 5 1/2 years in State prison. 

If you or someone you know has been charged with heroin in Elmwood Park or elsewhere in Bergen County, it is imperative that you speak to an experienced drug possession defense attorney. The Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliverhas eight Bergen County, NJ criminal defense attorneys on staff, making our office one of the largest criminal defense firms in the State, let alone Bergen County. For a free initial consultation, we can be reached at 1-800-682-4037.