What should we do if my 28-year-old son has a municipal court date in 2 days because he was arrested for possession of heroin and a needle?

He was only a few blocks from a school (but school was out for the summer). It’s his first offense. He went to county jail and bail was set at $5,000. We bailed him out and he went to detox.

Asked on July 14, 2014 under Criminal Law, New Jersey

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

He needs an attorney to determine if he qualifies for analternate sentence or delayed conviction which will include counseling. A criminal defense attorney should be able to help him. 


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