Heroin Possession Lawyers in Lodi, New Jersey

The team of Lodi, NJ heroin possession lawyers at the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver have the experience required to successfully protect your freedom. Our office has eight heroin possession attorneys on staff, making our office one of the largest drug possession defense firms in the State let alone Bergen County. The offense of heroin possession can be either a first, second or third degree felony. The quantity of heroin possessed will control what degree of offense you will be charged with. For more information on the offense of heroin possession and the applicable penalties if caught possessing in Lodi, New Jersey please click the link. If you have any further questions and would like to discuss your matter with any one of our eight Lodi criminal defense lawyers, please contact any one of our Bergen County offices at 1-800-682-4037. Our initial consultation is always free and we are available 24/7 to answer any questions you might have. Now here is a recent article about a Defendant who was charged with possession heroin in Lodi, New Jersey.

Defendant Charged with Possessing Heroin in Lodi, NJ

According the reports released out of Lodi, New Jersey, a quality of life street initiative led to the arrest of a thirty-six year old Lodi resident. It appears that once the Defendant realized that the police were watching him he attempted to discard 119 bags of heroin by throwing it over a nearby fence. The drugs were collected and seized by the officers and the Defendant was arrested and charged with the unlawful possession of heroin, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. It is unknown at this time whether the female that the Defendant was observed walking with when he attempted to discard the heroin was arrested too. The Defendant is currently being held in the Bergen County Jail on a $10,000 bail. Due to the quantity of drugs possessed, the Defendant will most likely be charged with possession of heroin in the third degree. If convicted, the Defendant could be sentenced up to five (5) years in a State prison. Furthermore, based on the quantity possessed, the Bergen County prosecutor’s office may decide to also charge the Defendant with possessing heroin with the intent to distribute as well. 

If you or a loved one has been charged with possessing heroin in Lodi or elsewhere in New Jersey, the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver can help. For a free initial consultation, please contact any one of our Bergen County offices at 1-800-682-4037.