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Heroin Charges

Heroin is a highly addictive opioid that knows no socioeconomic or ethnic boundaries. From well-known musicians and ordinary teenagers to successful professionals and responsible parents, heroin users can be found in all corners of our society.

If you were arrested on a heroin related charge, the experienced attorneys at Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law can help.

Addiction Can Follow Prescription Drug Use

The use of heroin causes thousands of fatalities in the United States each year. Some people become addicted to heroin after being prescribed painkillers (like oxycodone) for back injuries and surgeries. The possession and distribution of heroin — or allegations regarding possession or sale of heroin or any illegal drug — can lead to serious criminal charges. Conviction can mean an extended period of time in jail or prison.

If Your Case Involves Heroin, We Can Help

If you or a loved one is facing heroin charges, it is important to get help — focused criminal defense representation and, when necessary, treatment for a life-threatening addiction. We can help you reach the most favorable possible outcome in your case. Our lawyers have successfully handled New Jersey and New York drug cases involving or alleging:

  • Possession of heroin
  • Possession of heroin with intent to sell — usually charged when the amount of the drug in a person’s possession is thought to be high, even if it was only for personal use
  • Distribution or trafficking of heroin
  • Heroin offenses that occur within a school zone, which can greatly enhance penalties

In addition to defending you in court and exploring all viable options to keep you out of jail, which may include drug court, our firm can connect you with helpful resources like age-appropriate treatment programs.

Contact Us | The Consultation Is Free

Let our attorneys get you the help you need. To schedule a free consultation at our Wayne, Hackensack or Bronx office, call us at 201-212-4532 or reach us by email. We help clients throughout Bergen County, Passaic County and the New York metro.