Heroin Possession and Sale
Heroin Possession & Sale
Heroin crimes in New York have some of the most heinous reputations of all drug crimes. With heroin being a highly addictive drug, police are quick to arrest anyone accused of committing a heroin crime. The punishment for the possession and/or sale of heroin includes heavy jail time, fines, community service and probation (which can easily land you right back in prison).
The criminal defense attorneys at The Blanch Law Firm have decades of experience with drug trials involving heroin charges and have developed sophisticated defense methods in response to prosecution tactics. Many of our defense attorneys spent years in district attorneys’ offices, and as a result they developed an unparalleled understanding of the New York drug laws and federal drug laws. If you have been arrested for violating a heroin law, either for possession or for sale, you are facing serious penalties and are in need of experienced criminal defense attorneys.
Heroin Possession and Sale Penalties
Federal Penalties for Heroin possession and sale are:
- First Time Possession Charge
- 1 yr. in prison
- $5,000 fine
- Second Time Possession Charge
- 2 yrs. In prison
- $10,000 fine
- First Time Sale or Manufacture Charge
- Maximum 15 yrs. in prison
- $25,000 fine
- Second Time Sale or Manufacture Charge
- 30 yrs. in prison
- $50,000 fine
State Penalties for Heroin Possession and Sale Are:
- Up to 7 yr. jail sentence
- Up to $50,000 fine
- Sale or Distribution
- Up to life in prison, but more commonly between 10-15 yrs.
With such serious consequences facing anyone charged with felony possession or sale of heroin, having a criminal defense attorney with a successful track record of defending heroin crimes is vital. Our years of experience and unmatched drug law background allow us to provide each and every client with a top-notch criminal defense.
Notable Heroin Arrests
Some of America’s top celebrities and best performances have been unable to avoid heroin possession and/or sale charges, including:
- Singer Natalie Cole
- Actor Robert Downey, Jr.
- Performer Boy George
- Musician Keith Richards
- And countless others
Contact The Blanch Law Firm
To speak with a criminal defense attorney about your criminal heroin defense concerns, Contact The Blanch Law Firm by calling 212-736-3900 to arrange an initial consultation.