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Denver Heroin Possession Defense Lawyer

Serving Denver and Surrounding Counties

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 33 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 so we can discuss the details of your case.

What Are the 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 Heroin Defense Attorney for 33 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, as well as jail visits. Call me at (303) 622-3281 today.

Tough Defense Strategies for Tough Criminal Charges

  • Fight to reduce, dismiss, or acquit your charges.

  • Keep you informed of your case at all times.

  • Available for evening, weekend appointments and jail visits.

  • Former first assistant federal public defender.

  • Complimentary and confidential consultations.

  • Will travel to you to hear your side of the story