Heroin, of all illegal street drugs, is considered one of the most dangerous, being responsible for substantial illness, injury, and death in the United States. Crimes that involve heroin are usually swiftly and harshly punished, and even simple possession can result in a person facing steep penalties, as it is considered a third degree felony. Should the person be found in possession of over 4 grams, they can automatically be charged with trafficking, a first degree felony which results in fines of up to $50,000 and three years in prison. As the amount of heroin found increases, so too do the penalties, up to the point that one can face life imprisonment.
At Katz & Phillips, P.A., we provide legal help to individuals who have been charged with crimes that involve all manner of dangerous drugs, including heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine. We investigate each client’s arrest for any possible rights violations that may have been committed against them, as well as errors or mistakes that may have been involved in the investigation against them. This is not an uncommon occurrence, as prosecutors will frequently employ clandestine methods in such cases, leading to a situation of entrapment against the accused. Contact an Orlando drug crimes lawyer at our offices right away if you are facing heroin charges, and we will work diligently to build a defense that casts the prosecution’s case into doubt, and increases your chances of a successful outcome.
Drug crimes, especially those that are felonies, will often remain on your criminal record for the remainder of your life. Such a mark can severely hinder your ability to lead a normal, successful life, as certain goals may become out of reach. You may be unable to secure a good job, due to employers’ being unwilling to hire you, and you may also find it difficult to acquire a home or vehicle. Should you secure representation in your drug crime case, you might be able to avoid these consequences, as a lawyer will be able to fight on your behalf in seeking an exoneration of the charges against you.
Contact an Orlando Heroin drug crimes attorney for immediate help in defending yourself against your heroin-related criminal charges.