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Jackson Township Heroin Defense Attorney

Heroin Charges in Jackson New Jersey Heroin has been described as out of control in Ocean County and Jackson is the thick of this drug problem. Despite having one of the lowest population densities in New Jersey (i.e. 436 out of 566), the township is among the 20 worst municipalities for heroin abuse in the state. While the majority of individuals arrested are users who are being charged with heroin possession, it also has a significant number of distribution offenses. If you were arrested on heroin charges in Jackson Township, hiring a competent defense attorney is an absolute must. The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, the agency responsible for prosecuting all heroin possession and distribution cases that arise in Jackson, is aggressive in enforcing penalties in hopes of deterring this controlled dangerous substance ("cds"). A lawyer who is skilled in defending personal possession and possession with intent to distribute heroin is going to be your best weapon in averting the pitfalls of a conviction. Our firm, Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, is one of the largest criminal firms in the state. Our team of attorneys includes several former county and municipal prosecutors that have over a century of collective experience defending first, second and third degree heroin offenses at the Superior Court in Toms River. For a free consultation with one of our lawyers, contact our Toms River Office at 732-286-6500.Jackson NJ Heroin Possession AttorneysMost heroin complaints and indictments arising in Jackson involve allegations of possession under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(1). This statute makes it illegal to actually or constructively possess heroin in any quantity. If you knowingly possessed this Schedule I cds, you are exposed to a third degree crime which carries a maximum fine of $35,000, up to 5 years in prison, a 6-24 month driver's license suspension and other potential penalties. The attorneys on our defense team can help you avoid these consequences by challenging the search and seizure of the drugs, your guilt under this law and/or assist you in gaining admission into Pretrial Intervention. Jackson Township Heroin Distribution Lawyer

Your case is potentially more serious if it involves a charge for distribution of heroin in Jackson. In accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, this violation can result in a first degree, second degree or third degree crime depending on the quantity of heroin sold, distributed or possessed with intent to distribute. First degree distribution of heroin carries 10-20 years in prison and a fine of up to $200,000. Distribution of heroin in the second degree results in 5-10 years of incarceration and a fine that can reach $150,000. Third degree possession with intent to distribute heroin triggers maximum penalties that include 5 years in jail and a $75,000 fine. The penalties get significantly worse if you were distributing heroin in a school zone or within 500 feet of a public park. Retaining a lawyer with experience in this area of criminal law is an imperative if you want to insure that you have the best opportunity to escape these extreme consequences.

Lawyers are available immediately to assist you with your heroin charge at 732-286-6500. Initial consultations with our attorneys are free so do not hesitate in contacting us.

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What Clients Say About Our Ocean County Criminal Defense Attorneys
Exemplary attorneys. I hired them for a DUI and an expungement. I was happy with the results for both cases. Special thank you to Samera for always answering all of my calls and questions JC
I'm 45 years old and this was my first time ever getting in trouble with the law. I was in need of a lawyer and after careful research, I called John F. Marshall Attorneys and was introduced to Abe Basch. Abe was professional, supportive and very thorough. I had three charges against me, one civil and two criminal. I was so scared and expressed that to Abe. The first day I had to go to court, I was an absolute nervous wreck but Abe prepped me and kept my anxiety levels down by going over the process of the courts thoroughly with me. He fought to get my charges dismissed and won all three cases (two court appearances). Abe is positive, confident and he ensured I felt the same way. I'd like to say thank you to Abe for working so diligently on my cases to get them dismissed. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my chest! I highly recommend Abe for any charges you may be faced with. Rose C.
I was out of state on a family emergency and I had to retain council asap as a boy friend was sitting in county jail with the new no bail point system and Mr marshal and staff made me feel Soo much better knowing that my detained loved one was in such great hands! He spoke to me as I was outta state kept in touch allowed me to work out payment due to the situation and just all out the difference in my bfs voice alone with all the medical problems and such he was going threw sounded better than he had since the first day he was there and was Soo happy that Mr marshal went that day retained to see him in the jail and have him ready for court which wasn't supposed to be till Friday but again Mr marshall and team got it so we can get him now on wendsday and all I have to say is if your looking for a real down to earth lawyer that will work with you and help in anyway possible and I can't for get the team at the office TONI and everyone else thank you again I'd give 100 stars if I could! Nicole J.
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