We aggressively defend those charged with drug crimes:
Conspiracy to traffic narcotics
LSD crimes Drug use
Possession with Intent
Pennsylvania has strict drug crime laws. Never take a drug charge in Pennsylvania lightly. The consequences are far more severe than what you’ve ever imagined. The penalty for a drug crime in Pennsylvania is generally a prison term, a fine or both.
Drug Sentencing Penalties: Factors and Federal Offenses
Factors that affect the penalty for a drug crime include:
- Quantity – Penalty depends on the quantity found in your possession.
- Selling – Penalties are more severe if you are intending to sell drugs.
- Growing – Growing or cultivating drugs carries more severe penalties than mere possession.
- Location – The location where you are caught with drugs in your possession will also play a key role in determining the penalty. For example, if you are arrested near a school, you will face severe penalties.
- Prior convictions – If you have been previously convicted for drug crimes, the penalties will be more severe.
What Makes a Drug Crime a Federal Offense?
- Transporting drugs across a state line
- Distributing drugs across a state line
- Shipping drugs across a state line
- Shipping drugs in the US mail
- Transporting, shipping or mailing illegal drugs across the US border
- Conspiracy with a person in another state to sell drugs or transport illegal drugs
- Using the Internet to sell or distribute illegal drugs
- Transportation of illegal drugs on airplanes
- Transportation of illegal drugs in boats on federal waters
- Drug crimes involving large amounts of illegal drugs
- Money laundering of profits from drug crimes
If you are facing drug charges, you will need the services of an experienced criminal attorney. Do not forgo your rights. You can fight the drug charges against you. You have the right to challenge the method of search and seizure. The United States Constitution protects you from unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement officers. This is known as your Fourth Amendment rights. If a search and seizure is conducted by police without a valid search warrant, and does not fall under an exception to the warrant requirement, then the search and seizure is considered unreasonable.
Contact our Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyers now. Our experienced criminal attorneys along with our team of experts can fight the drug charge for you. Even if the evidence is overwhelmingly against you, our criminal attorneys can use effective strategies to reduce the negative consequences. In some cases, alternatives such as drug courts may be available. If you qualify for any alternative, our Montgomery drug crime attorneys will assist you to avail those alternatives.
From our offices in Montgomery County, PA, we represent clients all over Pennsylvania.