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Heroin charges are common but must be addressed

Heroin is a highly addictive drug that requires help to get off of it. For most people, this means needing help during the withdrawal period. The issue that comes up with this is that addicts sometimes get thrown into the court system without being able to access the assistance that they need.

People who are facing heroin charges are looking at misdemeanors for possession or felonies for selling or trafficking. One thing to remember is that your defense should be based on what type of charge you have and what the case against you is comprised of.

Some defendants won't have to go through a trial for the charges they are facing. Instead, they might be able to resolve the matter through a plea deal or by being accepted into drug court. These options are handled early in the process, so anyone who is facing a heroin charge should explore these options.

While treatment programs aren't going to do much for people who are selling and trafficking, they can be a great help to those who are using and charged with possession. Being able to address the addiction to heroin can help the person get back on the right path and avoid more criminal charges in the future.

Because the basis of drug court is treatment for the addiction and monitoring to ensure that the person isn't using drugs, it is used primarily for possession cases. The felony charges for selling heroin are more than likely going to mean probation or time in prison, depending on the circumstances of the case and how things are worked out.

Source: FindLaw, "Pennsylvania Heroin Laws," accessed May 31, 2018

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