When you use a phone or computer to complete a drug transaction, it is a separate crime.
Criminal Use of a Communication Facility Criminal Defense Attorney serving Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties
If you have been arrested for a drug crime under Pennsylvania law, you may also be charged with an additional drug crime known as “criminal use of a communication facility” if a communication device was used in the commission of a felony drug charge.
If you have been charged with criminal use of a communication facility in relation to an alleged drug crime in Pennsylvania, you should contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. The Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray has been representing individuals charged with drug-related offenses, such as criminal use of a communication facility, for over a deacde. Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin Mark Wray will thoroughly examine the circumstances of your case and can explain what options, defenses or mitigating circumstances may be available to you. Contact the Law Office of Kevin Mark Wraytoday to schedule a free initial consultation for your pending drug offense charges.
Criminal Use of a Communication Facility under Pennsylvania Law
Pennsylvania law, at 18 Pa.C.S.A. §7512, states the following: “A person commits a felony of the third degree if that person uses a communication facility to commit, cause or facilitate the commission or the attempt thereof of any crime which constitutes a felony under this title or under the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L.233, No.64), known as The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act. Every instance where the communication facility is utilized constitutes a separate offense under this section.”
Under Pennsylvania law, the term “communication facility” means a public or private instrumentality used or useful in the transmission of signs, signals, writing, images, sounds, data or intelligence of any nature transmitted in whole or in part, including, but not limited to, telephone, wire, radio, electromagnetic, photo-electronic or photo-optical systems or the mail. In recent years, this section of Pennsylvania law has come to include the use of a cell phone, text messages and email.
Penalties for Criminal Use of a Communication Facility in Pennsylvania
Visit my Drug Crime Penalties page for information regarding the criminal penalties for criminal use of a communication facility under Pennsylvania law.
Drug Offense Attorney in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties
The Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray understands the stress and anxiety associated with an arrest for felony drug charges. Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin Mark Wray has been representing individuals charged with felony drug charges, including a charge of criminal use of a communication facility under PA law, for over a decade. Kevin Wray will take the time to gain a thorough understanding of your case and will walk you through each stage of your criminal proceeding in the Pennsylvania courts. Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin Mark Wray is committed to reaching the best possible outcome for you, including a reduction of your charges, acceptance into an alternative sentencing program such as ARD, or dismissal of the criminal charges against you.
Contact the Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray today at (610) 810-2999 for a free initial consultation regarding your alleged drug offense in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.
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