New Jersey Statute N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10 governs possession of heroin in the state of New Jersey.  In most instances, possession of heroin in the state of New Jersey is a third degree offense.  This means that an individual convicted of the crime of possession of heroin, may face between three and five years in a New Jersey state prison and or probation and mandatory various financial penalties.


Heroin is an opioid analgesic.  It is a powerful chemical, which is often altered with other substances and sold illegally.   The use of the drug creates euphoria and a subdued feeling.  Use of heroin is associated with dependency and tolerance mainly because users of the drug need to continuously ingest the substance to achieve the same euphoric feeling.


Heroin can be ingested in many different ways, which include, injecting, sniffing or smoking the drug.  In most instances, injecting the drug causes the most intense reaction with the human body.  It is therefore the preferred method for many users.  Injecting the drug has obvious risks as the use of non-sterile needles or syringes can lead to various diseases including the HIV virus.


One obvious risk of heroin is the potential for overdose, which may in some circumstances lead to death.  Overdose is always a known risk as heroin bought on the street has various potencies, some substantially stronger then others.


If you or someone you know has been charged with possession of heroin in any New Jersey county or city call our experienced heroin possession defense lawyers today.


If you decide to hire our firm for your possession of heroin case, our lawyers will meet with you and discuss all of your options. Our lawyers will explain the various ways in which you may be able to defend or resolve a possession of heroin case.  Some of these ways include, admission into the pre-trial intervention program or the drug court program.  Additionally, if the individual charged with possession of heroin was the subject of an illegal or unconstitutional search or seizure, our lawyers may be able to file a motion to suppress the heroin, which was seized unconstitutionally.  This would mean the heroin recovered could not be used and the case would likely be dismissed.  If a sufficient pretrial resolution is not reached, our attorneys will continue to prepare the matter for trial.


If you or someone you know is in need of an experienced possession of heroin defense firm, with a track record of success, call our law firm or click on the contact us tab.  One of our attorneys will get back to you as soon as possible.