98%* Success Rate of Winning, Reducing or
Eliminating the Penalties
for all 1st Offense Heroin drug charges!

The Penalties in NJ for Possession of Heroin in NJ:

  • Quantity Needed To Be Charged with Heroin Possession: Dusting up to 1/2 ounce
  • Type of Offense: 3rd Degree Criminal Offense
  • Ordinary Jail Term: 3 to 5 years
  • Standard Fine: Up to $35,000.00
  • Additional Possible Penalties: Probation, Random Drug Testing, Mandatory Drug Treatment or Psychiatric Evaluation, Loss of Drivers License for up to 6 months

What is a Heroin Possession Charge in New Jersey

Heroin Possession NJSA 2C:35-10 is the possession of Heroin for your own personal use. The quantity must at least weigh a trace amount so that it can be tested to prove positive for heroin. The maximum quantity for a possession of heroin charge is up to 1/2 of an ounce or 14.17 grams. Generally a pack, hit, cut or bubble is between .1 to .25 grams but because it is not sold or packaged by machines it is generally not accurately measured and the quantity of actual heroin can be very small since it is generally used with a carrier to bulk it up. But the carrier bulk will be considered heroin if enough heroin exists in the package to test positive. We have found in many cases that the heroin the charged person may possess did not test positive for heroin. This is a complete defense to your charge but unless you have a lawyer and unless your lawyer asks for these test results you may never know you had a complete defense to your heroin charge.

If you do get charged with possession and the heroin in fact does tests positive to be heroin. Don’t expect the courts or law enforcement to be on your side and treat you as a victim or just another drug addict. You will be treated as a criminal. The courts have taken a zero tolerance for heroin drug charges. Thus, you can be charged and convicted of having even a trace of heroin and the court will charge you the same as if you had 3 decks (30 packets of heroin). A strong defense to a heroin possession charge cannot and should not rely on what you did but what the police and prosecutors did in the stop, arrest, questioning if any, and the laboratory testing.

Since a possession charge for heroin can encompass up to 1/2 oz of heroin you could have even more than 100 hits, packs, cuts or bubbles or up to 10 bundles and still only be charged with personal use. However, generally any quantity over a bundle even if under 1/2 oz would be
considered both personal use and distribution since most users don’t purchase in this quantity size. However, the state must prove more than just mere possession but intent to sell this type of charge can many times be won by a strong and experienced heroin defense lawyer. BUT, Whether you have been arrested with one hit or ten bundles you face jail, don’t let this happen to you, let Attorney
Aalsberg put his 98%* success rate to work for you, Don’t let an addiction to heroin or other drugs
ruin your future, help with your Heroin charge is only a phone call away.

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Defenses to NJ Heroin Possession Charges:
Improper Handling of Drugs, Improper Testing Procedures, Improper Arrest, Improper Stop, Improper Arrest,
Violation of NJ Overdose Protection Act, Coerced and or Forced Confessions. Get the best heroin defense call 1-800-9-RIGHTS

In New Jersey every charge for Heroin Possession is a criminal offense subjecting the charged to 3 to 5 years in Jail. Don’t give up we can help. If we accept your case Attorney H. Scott Aalsberg has a 98%* success rate of winning, reducing or eliminating the penalties you face with a heroin possession offense. But remember the sooner we get started fighting your case the more we can do to help reduce your penalties, eliminate jail or even win your heroin charge. Call 1-800-9-RIGHTS to setup your free in office consultation. Past performance is not indicative of future results. 

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*98% Success rate of winning, reducing or eliminating the penalties refers to either winning or reducing the penalties the client was facing for a first offense heroin charge in the State of New Jersey for charges not occurring in a school zone, pubic housing project or park. Past performance is not indicative of future performance and by law no attorney can guarantee any result in a particular case. Additional penalties apply if person is charged with possession of heroin in a NJ School Zone, Public Hoousing or Park. This web site is not intended to give legal advise, therefore, if you have a legal question concerning a New Jersey Heroin Drug Charge Offense, please call our office at (732) 257-5040 or 1-800-9-RIGHTS to set up a an in office consultation with one of our New Jersey Criminal Lawyers. Free office consultations are limited to those charged with Heroin 2C:35-10 or other Drug Charge Offenses in the State of New Jersey with our usual consultation fee of $175.00 waived during normal business hours if you mention this website when making the consultation. If you have been busted, arrested or charged with heroin possession or distribution, the most important part of your defense is choosing the right lawyer and choosing that lawyer quickly. The more time the lawyer has to work on your case the better the result. This gives the lawyer time to choose the best options for your defense and to try more defenses. Legal Disclaimer: Before Making your choice of an Attorney, you should give this matter careful thought. If this Advertisement is inaccurate or misleading, you may report same to the Committee on Attorney Advertising at Hughes Justice Complex, P.O. Box 037. Trenton, New Jersey 08625.

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