Heroin is a highly addictive drug that is causing problems in New Hampshire and across the country.
Every day, the signs of heroin use are on the news. The couple who passed out in their car with young children in the back seat. The young man who overdosed and died at his mother’s house as she tried to get help for him.
If you have been accused of heroin possession, please call drug crimes lawyer Michael Anzalone. He can help you get the help you need and will stay by your side as the case goes to court.
In fact, he may be able to help reach a deal with prosecutors that would keep you out of jail, while getting you into a rehabilitation program.
These days, much of the drug addiction issues stem from prescription drugs. But, heroin is still a dangerous drug and overdoses happen frequently.
Heroin is among the highly addictive drugs that officials in New Hampshire counter with harsh penalties.
This is why you need to speak to criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone if you are arrested on a heroin possession charge. He believes that in most cases someone who has been arrested on a drug possession charge should receive some form of treatment rather than being thrown into prison.What are the Penalties?
In New Hampshire, state statue RSA 318-B:26 outlines the Controlled Drug Act. You should familiarize yourself with the state’s laws dealing with drugs if you have been arrested on a possession charge.
The statutes say that a first offense drug possession arrest can be prosecuted as a Class B felony in New Hampshire. Simply put, you could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison if you are convicted on a heroin possession charge. There is also a fine of up to $25,000. This is extremely harsh for a first offense and Michael Anzalone will fight for your rights, hopefully reaching a deal with state prosecutors that could get you into a treatment program through the drug court.
If you do get probation, your lawyer will tell you to complete every single requirement. You will make things much worse for yourself if you violate your probation.
But, if you do get arrested on a second drug-related charge, you need to know what the punishment could be. You may be prosecuted for a Class A felony and the judge could send you to prison for up to 15 years in prison. This is in addition to an astounding fine of up to $50,000. And, of course, you may also be ordered to a number of treatment programs for your addiction.
If you are violating the law by possessing heroin, we believe you may need some serious help in dealing with your addiction issues. At The Anzalone Law Firm, you will be treated with respect and we will help you get the help you deserve, regardless of the outcome of your case. We’ll fight for your rights.
Call Michael Anzalone today for a free consultation. We want to start helping you overcome your addiction.