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Heroin: A serious problem in Oklahoma

Heroin addiction is a very serious matter that must be addressed quickly. The issue with it is that most addicts aren't willing to get help. Unfortunately, they might not be able to make this decision on their own if they face criminal charges. For one thing, they will be arrested and detained if they are facing a criminal charge. This means that they won't be able to access the drugs and might suffer from withdrawal.

One thing to remember in these cases is that a person who is facing a heroin possession charge without being accused of a violent crime might qualify for drug court. This program puts the criminal justice system in control of the person's rehabilitation action. With this oversight, the person might be successful.

Possession of heroin is a felony that comes with two to 10 years in prison. Any subsequent convictions come with double that amount.

There are also two instances in which you might face double penalties. These are when there are children under 12 years old around you or if the possession of heroin happens within 1,000 feet of a school. Subsequent convictions can have up to triple penalties.

Selling heroin is another charge that has harsh penalties. You can face five years to life if you are convicted. Subsequent convictions come with double penalties and a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison.

If you are facing a heroin charge, make sure that you know the possible sentences you are facing. This might help you address the problem. It also gives you a chance to review how your side might be perceived by a jury.

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