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Has a heroin charge left you in a harrowing situation?

Whether you anticipated trouble with the law at some point in your life or not, you now have criminal charges to face. No matter how you ended up in the situation, it is still unknown what your fate will be. You have legal options for creating and presenting a meaningful criminal defense if you wish to do so.

Of course, if you have never faced this type of ordeal before, you may not know whether you want to create a defense or even how to go about doing so. Most people facing first-time criminal charges likely feel this way. As a result, it is important that you understand the charges that authorities have brought against you, and from there, you can work to defend against them.

Harrowing heroin

If police suspect you of involvement in drug-related activity involving heroin, you face a serious predicament. Heroin is a Schedule I drug, which means that it has a high potential for abuse and comes with serious penalties if convicted of a crime involving it. As a result, it may be even more important for you to understand your legal options.

In Pennsylvania, you could face a simple possession charge, which means you had less than 1 gram of heroin on your person or otherwise in your possession. State law classifies this type of crime as a misdemeanor, but that does not mean that you do not face the risk of serious consequences. A conviction could result in a one-year jail sentence and other repercussions.

Additional consequences

If the accusations go beyond simple possession, you could face up to 15 years in prison and fines for a conviction of dealing or trafficking heroin. Plus, if authorities suspect that you sold the substance to a minor, you could face double the penalties.

Finding your defense route

You undoubtedly do not want to face any of these or other negative repercussions associated with heroin charges. Once you understand what is on the line, you may have an even greater drive to combat the allegations you face. In order to fully understand your legal options, you may want to enlist the help of an experienced attorney who can go over the charges, help you understand applicable state laws and work with you to build a strong defense presentation.

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