Penalties of Heroin Possession

Heroin, along with morphine and opium, are derivatives of the opium poppy. Although initially marketed as a pain reliever in the early 1900s, heroin possession has since been outlawed because it has been determined to have no medical value. Over the years, however, heroin has been used increasingly as a recreational depressant. Because heroin use is incredibly dangerous and potentially lethal, its possession is penalized heavily under law. If you’ve been charged with possession of heroin, you stand to face severe consequences. Thankfully for Dallas residents, the lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter  know how to get an individual accused of heroin possession a reduced punishment.

List of Penalties for Heroin Possession

The following is a list of penalties for Penalty Group 1, which includes drugs that have a high chance of addiction and abuse, including heroin:

  • Under one gram – fine up to $10k, at least 180 days in jail, or both
  • One gram or more, but under four grams – fine up to $10k, at least two years in prison, or both
  • Four grams or more, but under 200 grams – fine up to $10k, at least two years in prison, or both
  • 200 grams or more, but under 400 grams – fine up to $100k, at least five years in prison, or both
  • 400 grams or more – fine up to $100k, at least ten years in prison, or both

Drugs in Penalty Group 1 have no recognized medical value, are deemed highly dangerous, and have greater penalties compared to other drugs as a result.

Discuss Heroin Possession with a Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney

Everyone accused of a crime has the legal right to defend him or herself against that crime. Fortunately for people accused of heroin possession in Dallas, our lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter have the experience necessary to possibly get our clients reduced penalties or dropped charges. Call our offices today at (214) 845-7007 to speak with an attorney about what defense options you may have.

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