Bergen County NJ Heroin Possession Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with possession of heroin in towns like Hackensack, Lodi, Ramsey, Mahwah, Fort Lee, Lyndhurst or elsewhere in Bergen County, you will most likely be charged with a third degree felony. Under the New Jersey criminal code, the possession of heroin can be either a first, second or third degree felony. As you will see below, the quantity of heroin possessed at the time of arrest will dictate what degree a defendant will be charged with. Irrespective of the degree, a defendant convicted of possessing heroin in Bergen County faces not only a potentially lengthy prison sentence but a high fine and license suspension as well. At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall we fully understand what a felony drug conviction can do to your life. Our office has eight criminal defense lawyers on staff, making our office one of the largest criminal defense firms in the State let alone Bergen County. If you would like to come into our office to discuss your options, please contact our Hackensack office directly at 1-800-682-4037. We can be reached 24/7.
Heroin Possession Lawyer in Englewood NJ
The governing statute in New Jersey for heroin possession charges is N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10A(1). If a Defendant is caught possessing less than a 1/2 ounce of heroin, they will be charged with a third degree felony. If convicted of a third degree felony, a defendant could be facing up too five (5) years in a State prison, a fine up to $35,000, up too a two year loss of driving privileges and a felony criminal record. If a Defendant is caught possessing more than a 1/2 ounce but less than 5 ounces, they will be charged with a crime of the second degree. A second degree felony heroin possession is punishable by up to ten (10) years in a State prison, a fine up too $150,000, up too a two (2) year loss of driving privileges and a permanent criminal record. Lastly, if a Defendant is caught possessing more than five (5) ounces of heroin, they will be charged with a first degree felony. A first degree felony is punishable by up too twenty (20) years in a State prison, a fine up too $200,000 and up too a two (2) year loss of driving privileges. With that being said, if a Defendant is caught possessing more than a 1/2 ounce of heroin they will most likely also be charged with possessing heroin with the intent to distribute or actual distribution of heroin as well. Each of with will make a bad situation much worse.
With all that being said, most drug charges revolve around some form of a search. This is where an experienced Bergen County drug possession defense attorney can make a difference. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can attack the underline search during a suppression hearing and seek to have the key evidence against you deemed inadmissible. For a free consultation with any one of the eight criminal defense attorneys on staff at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, please contact our Hackensack office.
Heroin Possession Charges in Bergen County?
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have been defending clients charged with possessing heroin in Bergen County in towns like Bergenfield, Rutherford, Elmwood Park, Saddle Brook, Lodi and Paramus for over a decade. Our team has over 100 years of combined legal experience on staff, including years of prior prosecuting experience. With that much experience, you would be hard pressed to find a legal scenerio which we have not already dealt with. To schedule a free consultation today, please contact our office directly at 1-800-682-4037.