What is the law on heroin in Arkansas?

Federal laws determine which drugs are illegal to a large extent, but state laws have the power to determine how illegal drug use is prosecuted. Heroin is a highly addictive drug that is illegal in all states. Arkansas prohibits the trafficking, sale and even the possession of heroin. This means that if heroin is found in your home or your car, you could be prosecuted even if you have never used it.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) prioritizes prosecuting those who are involved in trafficking and selling heroin, and these crimes are treated extremely seriously. If you have been found in the possession of heroin, however, you should not assume that you will face only minor consequences. You must take swift action to defend yourself, because if you do not you may face jail time.

What are the consequences of being found in possession of heroin in Arkansas?

If you are found in the possession of less than 2g of heroin in Arkansas, you can expect to be charged with a Class D felony, which will possibly involve jail time. If you are found with 28-100g, you will be charged with a Class C felony. If you are found in possession of more than 200g of heroin, you will not be facing simple possession charges -- instead, you will be presumed to be involved in the sale of heroin.

What are the consequences of selling heroin in Arkansas?

You do not need to be caught in the act of selling heroin to face charges. If you are found with more than 100g of heroin, you will be considered to have possession with the intent to deliver. This means that you will face felony charges. You will face even more severe penalties if you are found to be selling heroin within 1000 feet of a school, park, place of worship, day care center, drug treatment center or another protected place.

If you are suffering from drug addiction when found in possession of heroin, you may be able to go through the drug court, and this could help you to seek treatment as an alternative to jail time. Alternatively, you may decide that you want to deny all charges and engage in an aggressive defense.

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