The opioid epidemic that is plaguing the United States is also a major concern throughout New Jersey. In an effort to save lives and slow the alarming rates of addiction, law enforcement is harsh on those who deal heroin, a dangerous drug. Not only that, the courts are also committed to trying to get heroin addicts into rehabilitation programs that can help them get sober. If you have been charged with heroin possession in New Jersey, you may be facing very serious consequences. An experienced criminal defense attorney can fight on your behalf to get into drug court if you are struggling with addiction. These crimes are very serious and require an effective Bergen County heroin possession attorney. Contact The Law Office of Attorney Conway today if you are facing heroin possession charges.
Heroin is considered a Schedule I drug, meaning that it has properties that make it one of the most dangerous and addictive drugs available. Any time an individual is convicted of possessing a Schedule I drug, they are facing serious consequences, including jail time and hefty fines. Possession consequences are based heavily on the amount of heroin that the individual had on their person at the time of the arrest. If the amount that they had was clearly just for personal use, it may just be a simple possession charge. However, if the individual had an amount of heroin that leads the court to believe they had the intent to distribute, they may be facing a first or second-degree crime, which results in serious jail time. If an individual is found to be distributing heroin to others and anyone dies as a result of drugs that can be traced back to that dealer, they can be facing even more serious penalties. No matter the situation, it is crucial to retain a quality attorney.
New Jersey understands that drug addiction is widely present throughout the state and has implemented a program that aims to stop drug abuse. Individuals who suffer from drug addiction and are involved in a nonviolent, drug-related crime may be ordered to participate in drug court. When participating in drug court, the individual may find that their time behind bars is much shorter or nonexistent. Participants are required to complete a residential drug treatment program with regular drug tests, probation officer meetings, and outpatient treatment after the residential portion has been completed. Individuals who complete drug court often find that this is a great opportunity that can allow them to beat their heroin addiction. If you have been arrested for a heroin possession charge and are struggling with addiction, your attorney may fight on your behalf to participate in drug court. Contact our firm today.
If you find yourself facing a heroin possession charge in New Jersey, your future is uncertain. However, with the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney, you may be able to participate in drug court and change your whole life. If you have questions about how we can help, contact The Law Office of Attorney Conway today.