Readington NJ Heroin Lawyer
The heroin epidemic that has been tearing through New Jersey for the last decade or so has even hit affluent areas like Hunterdon County. Heroin, which was once thought of as an “inner city” street drug, has been rearing its ugly head in towns throughout Hunterdon County, including Clinton, Union, Readington, Flemington, Raritan, Bethlehem and East Amwell for years now. As such, law enforcement throughout the State has been out in full force trying to combat the epidemic. It is well known by now that Hunterdon County is extremely tough on crime. So it should be no surprise to hear that they tend to prosecute heroin possession offenses to the fullest extent of the law. If you have been charged with the possession of heroin in Hunterdon County, we strongly recommend that you speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible about your options. If you would like to speak to one of the lawyers at Keith Oliver Criminal Law about your options today, then please contact us at 908-533-1064.
The abuse of heroin tends to lead to an increase in theft related crimes as well, especially burglary, theft by deception, shoplifting, theft of moveable property and credit card fraud offenses. You combine the increase in crime with the sheer destruction that heroin does to it is users and their loved ones, its not hard to understand why the Hunterdon County prosecutor’s office takes these offenses so seriously. If you have been charged with the possession of heroin in Hunterdon County, the Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. Our law firm offers its clients the experience and poise typical at big firms, but with the individual client service of a smaller firm. Mr. Oliver, one of the firms founding partners, personally handles all criminal matters that arise out of Hunterdon County. So at our firm, your case will not be juggled back and forth between attorneys who do not know you or the facts of your case. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation with Mr. Oliver, then please do not hesitate to contact our office at 908-533-1064.
Facing a Heroin Charge in Hunterdon County New Jersey?
The possession of heroin is considered an indictable offense (felony) in New Jersey. So, all heroin related offenses that occur within Hunterdon County must be transferred to the Hunterdon County Superior Court, which is located in Flemington for disposition. Pursuant to NJSA 2C:35-5, regardless of the quantity of heroin, anyone caught possessing heroin will be charged with a third degree felony offense. In other words, even a single glassine that only has residue left inside of it will be considered a third degree felony offense. A third degree heroin possession charge will expose a Defendant to a potential three to five year prison term, a $35,000 fine, a six month loss of driving privileges, court mandated rehab and a felony criminal record. For more information on heroin possession charges in New Jersey, including how to defend a heroin possession charge, please click the link. Like all other drug offenses, heroin possession charges tend to be heavily litigated offenses. That is due in large part to the fact that almost all drug possession charges stem from some form of a search or seizure. That will open the door for an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney to look to attack.
Clinton NJ Heroin Defense Attorney
Heroin has claimed so many lives throughout New Jersey over the years that the state as a whole is dumping a tremendous amount of resources into trying to combat this problem. That includes aggressively prosecuting anyone and everyone that is associated with the drug, especially anyone alleged to have been distributing heroin. If you have been charged with the possession of heroin, the distributing of cocaine, the possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute or the possession of MDMA in Hunterdon County, it is crucial that you speak to an experienced drug possession defense attorney as soon as possible. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation today, then please contact us at 908.533.1064. Our attorneys understand the stress and pressure that most feel when they have been charged with a drug offense, so we try to make ourselves available around the clock.