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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