In the state of Pennsylvania, illegal drug use is highly frowned upon and anyone who is charged with a related crime is likely to be treated with contempt and suspicion by law enforcement. If you’ve been accused of or charged with an illegal drug related crime, the smart thing to do is to hire an experienced drug crimes defense attorney right away, even before you respond to questioning. This attorney can navigate the local judicial system for you and can thoroughly investigate your case to find any procedural errors like illegal searches or similar. An expert drug crimes attorney will use his/her skill and knowledge to give you defense options that will bring a more positive outcome to your case.
Penalties for Drug Crimes
Penalties for drug crimes range in severity according to the type of crime. In general, possession of an illegal drug is the least serious, but this also varies according to the type and classification of the drug. Illegal drug manufacturing and trafficking or sale are even more serious crimes. Crimes that involve Schedule 1 drugs, or ones with the highest potential for abuse, are the most serious. Schedule 1 drugs include heroin, ecstasy, LSD and many others that have no medical purpose. The penalties for manufacture or sale of these drugs can be up to fifteen years in prison and fines of up to $250,000. In addition to this, having this type of crime on your record can greatly hurt both your business and personal reputation.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Pennsylvania Drug Crimes Defense Attorney Today
If you’ve been charged with an illegal drug related crime, call to schedule a free consultation with a Pennsylvania drug crimes defense attorney today. The professional legal staff at the Peters Law Firm will use their experience and resources to build an effective defense for your case that protects your rights. We serve the cities of Scranton and Clark Summit as well as Wyoming County, Tunkhannock County, Luzerne County, Wayne County, Susquehanna County, and Lackawanna County. Visit our web page at peterslawfirmpa.com or give us a call at 570-585-0707 and let us be your strong legal advocates today.