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Heroin Distribution Charges Mount Laurel NJ

Distribution of Heroin Lawyers in Mount Laurel NJ
Heroin and opioid abuse have been a major concern amongst Burlington County towns. With the major thruways like Interstate 95 connecting major cities like Philadelphia, New York City and Boston, Burlington County has seen the access and availability of drugs like heroin increase in recent years. New Jersey State Police and local law enforcement have joined efforts to crackdown on drug distribution throughout New Jersey and Burlington County. Individuals caught transporting or distributing heroin in New Jersey will be charged with felony crimes that could carry as much as twenty (20) years in a New Jersey State Prison for a first time offender. Moreover, if you are connected to drugs that resulted in an overdose death, then you could be charged under New Jersey’s Strict Liability drug-induced death law.

The Burlington County criminal defense trial lawyers at Proetta & Oliver have spent their careers represented defendants accused of drug crimes, assault crimes, theft crimes and juvenile offenses. If you are facing criminal charges for marijuana possession, marijuana distribution, heroin possession, cocaine distribution, prescription drug possession or prescription drug distribution, contact our office. We handle cases involved all Burlington County towns, including Burlington TownshipEvesham, Bordentown, Cinnaminson, Southampton, Bass River, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Willingboro, Medford and Moorestown. For an immediate and complimentary consultation with one of the firm partners, please contact our Burlington County Office at (609) 850-8284. We are available 24/7 for your convenience.

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Professionalism & Skill. Mr. Fay handled a criminal matter for me recently. The case had varying levels of complexity, yet Mr. Fay demonstrated a resounding ability to not only successfully advocate on my behalf but also obtain a dismissal of my charges. I have had experience with other attorneys in the past and I can say with certainty that my experience with Mr. Fay was one of professionalism and skill that is seriously lacking among other attorneys. I highly recommend him to any other individual looking for assistance in their criminal case.” 

Possession With Intent to Distribute Heroin Charges in Moorestown, NJ

Under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, distribution of heroin charges can stem from multiple types of conduct. Specifically, you do not even need to actually be caught in the act of distribution or selling for the police to file charges. N.J.S.A. state that it is unlawful for any persons to knowingly or purposely:

Heroin Distribution Penalties Bordentown NJ

Heroin distribution charges will vary in severity depending upon the amount of drugs involved. Specifically:

First Degree Heroin Distribution – Involves more than 5 Ounces of Heroin

Second Degree Heroin Distribution – Involves Between ½ Ounce and 5 Ounces of Heroin

Third Degree Heroin Distribution – Involves less the ½ Ounce of Heroin

Can I Be Held On Pretrial Detention for Distribution of Heroin in NJ?

Due to New Jersey’s push to change bail guidelines, the legislature passed Bail Reform Guidelines in 2017. While the purpose of these guidelines is to keep more low-level offenders out of jail because they could not afford a monetary bail, we have noticed that more serious offenders are being detained under the guise of them posing a “risk to the community.” This means that you could be detained without the option of a monetary bail during the entire pretrial process. If the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office files a motion for Pretrial Detention, then the court will have to assess certain factors, including a Public Safety Assessment, and determine if you should be released on your own recognizance (ROR), detained or released with certain restrictions. For more information on Pretrial Detention Hearings, please visit the following link.

Heroin Distribution Attorneys Burlington Township, NJ

Drug distribution charges are always serious and require that you not take them lightly. A conviction could land you behind bars in a State Penitentiary for a significant period of time. If you are facing heroin distribution or heroin possession charges in Burlington County, contact the criminal defense attorneys at Proetta & Oliver. Firm Partner William C. Fay, IV, is a former New Jersey Deputy Attorney General. His career with the Attorney General’s Office has provided him with unique qualifications that he now provides to his clients. For an immediate and complimentary consultation, please call (609) 850-8284.

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Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. We are available weekdays during business hours. We also meet with clients on evenings and weekends by request. We have four office locations conveniently located in Mount Laurel, Point Pleasant, Princeton and Middletown. All major credit cards are accepted.

Burlington Office

309 Fellowship Road,

East Gate Center,

Suite 200, Mt. Laurel,

New Jersey, 08054

Phone: 609-850-8284

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Princeton Office

100 Horizon Center

Boulevard, Hamilton,

New Jersey, 08691

Phone: (609) 789-0779

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Point Pleasant Office

309 Fellowship Road, East Gate Center, Suite 200, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, 08054

Phone: (848) 238-2100

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Middletown Office

18 Kings Highway,

Suite 109, Middletown,

New Jersey 07748

Phone: (732) 858-6959

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