Heroin Drug Charges
If you have been arrested for heroin drug charges, you may be scared of what is going to happen to you. Calling an attorney to help you deal with this charge and minimize the penalties.
Possession of Heroin
As an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney I have dealt with many cases where college students are charged with possession of heroin. If you’re in college in New Jersey, you go to one of the universities – I’ve represented many college students around the state – and you’ve been charged with possession of heroin or a hypodermic needle or both, you’re going to have to go to court.
Heroin is illegal. It’s a controlled dangerous substance. You’re going to have to defend yourself. I’ve handled cases like this as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. I would suggest that you pick up the phone and call me or someone else that’s local who has handled hundreds if not thousands of these cases and try to get a handle on what your defense might be.
As an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney I often receive questions from college students wondering what a conditional discharge is. Let’s say you’re a university student, and you get charged with possession of heroin. You’ve had no criminal past, and you’ve never been in trouble before. You want to get out of it because you have a right to in the state of New Jersey.
There is something called a conditional discharge. You still have to go to court. My advice is you get the advice of counsel. You’d speak to an attorney so you know what leverage you do have. You could fall back on, really, what’s essentially a conditional discharge. It allows you to go to court to apply for a conditional discharge to have your case held open for a period of time no less than six months, no more than a year.
As long as you stay out of trouble and you abide by the terms and conditions of the conditional discharge, that case will be dismissed. Now, the arrest itself, you might want to get expunged, but there is no plea. You have never pled guilty to anything. There’s no trial. A conditional discharge for anybody who’s charged in New Jersey who’s never been charged before with any drug offense or paraphernalia, you’re eligible for a conditional discharge. It is a very good resolution.
If you have been arrested for heroin drug charges, please call our New Jersey criminal defense attorney Carl Spector today for a free consultation.