Have you or your child been arrested for heroin possession? A criminal conviction for drug charges can lead to harsh penalties, including prison time and fines. An experienced Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer can help you fight these charges and work to keep your record clean.
At Patrick Artur & Associates, we aggressively defend clients from drug charges. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of cases involving the possession or distribution of heroin. We will fight to have your charges dismissed or your penalties reduced.
Experience Criminal Defense Attorneys
We will be thoroughly prepared to take your case to trial. Our founding attorney, Patrick Artur, personally represents all of our clients at trial. He has successfully defended hundreds of clients in jury trials throughout his 35 years of practice. Attorney Artur will vigorously defend you or your child from these heroin charges.
In a free initial consultation, we will help you understand your legal options. Contact a Philadelphia heroin possession and distribution charges attorney at our firm to discuss your case.
Sentencing Guidelines for Heroin
If you are convicted for a heroin-related charge, your sentence could depend on a number of other factors, including:
- Amount of heroin
- Your criminal record
- Use of weapons
The Pennsylvania state courts follow a set of sentencing guidelines, which sets the mandatory minimum sentences for each specific crime. For example, if you are convicted of possession with intent to deliver one to five grams of heroin, you will face a mandatory minimum of two years in prison on your first offense.
Federal courts follow a similar set of guidelines, although the penalties for drug crimes have severer sentences in federal court. While federal courts aren't required to follow the guidelines, most judges still follow them.
Contact a Chester County Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been arrested for possession or distribution of heroin, contact a Chester County criminal defense lawyer online or call us at 215-530-6666. In case of emergency, you can reach Patrick Artur personally by calling his cell phone at 215-530-6666.