Denver Heroin Possession Defense Lawyer
Are You Facing Drug Charges Involving Heroin?
Heroin is a drug that is used by many people because of its ability to
cause deep relaxation and extreme states of euphoria. It can be used in
a number of ways, including the use of a needle into the veins, snorting,
and smoking. Over time, the amount that is needed to achieve a high increases
and users can become heavily dependent on the drug.
If you have been accused of a heroin charge in Denver, I am a lawyer
who can help. I am attorney David L. Owen Jr., and I have more than 30
years of experience. When it comes to defending persons accused of crimes,
I am honest and respectful, always keeping you aware of your options as
we go through the process.
If you would like a free consultation regarding your
drug charges, call me at 303.622.3281.
Penalties of a Conviction
Heroin cases can be difficult as the charges are often coupled with other
criminal accusations, including violent crimes, theft, prostitution, and
homicide charges. It is a drug that comes from morphine and the opium
poppy. On the street, heroin is often called black tar. Heroin is considered
a Schedule I drug under federal law, and the federal penalties for trafficking
heroin can be severe. In most cases, the penalties are based on the amount
of heroin confiscated by law enforcement.
For cases involving 100 to 999 grams of heroin, the penalties will likely include:
- Minimum of 5 years in prison
- Fines of up to $10 million
If your case involves more than 1 kilogram of heroin, the penalties may include:
- Minimum of 10 years in prison
- Fines of up to $20 million
All heroin cases that result in a conviction will also likely include mandatory
drug rehabilitation and counseling, a suspended driver's license,
lengthy probation, and parole reporting periods, as well as a permanent
criminal record. I can help you minimize the consequences you face and
even fight to have your charges dismissed.
Aggressive Denver Federal Criminal Defense Attorney for 30 Years
I represent people accused of all types of drug charges. Heroin accusations
can lead to both state and federal charges, meaning you could face extreme
consequences from law enforcement agencies, including the DEA. I have
experience fighting charges in front of all governmental drug agencies
and know what steps to take to build a solid case for you.
I offer same-day, and weekend and evening appointments. Call me at 303.622.3281 today.