Penalties for Drug Trafficking Crimes
Drug trafficking charges are a serious matter under Pennsylvania law, and the criminal penalties associated with these offenses are very harsh. Pennsylvania, due to its proximity to
NYC and I-95, is considered a major drug trafficking route, and these charges are taken very seriously by PA law enforcement.
If you are charged with drug trafficking, drug possession with intent to distribute or deliver (PWID), or obtaining a controlled
substance by fraud or misrepresentation, you could be facing a long prison sentence, extraordinary fines, a criminal record, treatment programs, community service and a driver's license suspension. Depending upon the arresting agency involved in your
case, you could be subject to not only Pennsylvania drug crime charges, but to federal drug charges as well. In any case, if you have been charged with drug trafficking, possession with intent to distribute, or obtaining a controlled substance by fraud
or misrepresentation, you should consult an experienced criminal lawyer as soon as possible following your arrest.
Criminal Penalties for Drug Trafficking Crimes in PA
The penalties listed below are for any person who violates
Pennsylvania law under 35 P.S. 780-113(a)(12), 35 P.S. 780-113(a)(14), or 35 P.S. 780-113(a)(14) with respect to:
Schedule I or II which is a narcotic drug
Felony, up to 15 years in jail, maximum $250,000 fine, or both, or such larger amount as is sufficient to exhaust the assets utilized in and the profits obtained from the illegal activity.
Specific Drugs or Amounts:
PCP; methamphetamine (meth), including its salts, isomers and salts of isomers; cocaine and its derivatives; and marijuana in a quantity in excess of 1,000 pounds
Felony, up to 10 years in jail, maximum $100,000 fine, or both, or such larger amount as is sufficient to exhaust the assets utilized in and the profits obtained from the illegal activity.
Schedule I, II, or III not listed above
Felony, up to 5 years in jail, maximum $15,000 fine, or both
Felony, up to 3 years in jail, maximum $10,000 fine, or both.
Misdemeanor, up to 1 year in jail, maximum $5,000 fine, or both.
Minimum Sentences for Drug Trafficking in PA
Pennsylvania law, specifically §7508 of the PA Crimes Code, addresses mandatory minimum sentences for drug trafficking crimes. Mandatory minimum sentences under PA law provide little flexibility
upon conviction. There are also additional factors that may amplify or aggravate the sentencing in your case, such as possession of a firearm. It is imperative that you retain an experienced Pennsylvania criminal defense attorney if you have been
charged with a drug trafficking offense listed on this page. Learn more about mandatory minimum
sentencing for PA drug crimes.
Drug Trafficking Criminal Defense Attorney is Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties
Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin Mark Wray is an experienced criminal
defense attorney representing clients in Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties. Kevin Wray has been defending individuals charged with drug crimes, including Possession with Intent to Deliver (PWID) and obtaining a controlled substance
by fraud or misrepresentation, for nearly a decade. The Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray will thoroughly examine your case, exploring what options, defenses, or mitigating circumstances may be available to you. Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin Mark
Wray is committed to reaching the best possible outcome for his clients charged with felony drug trafficking charges.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for a drug trafficking or other drug-related offense, you do not have to face this situation
alone. The Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray is an experienced in representing people accused of drug possession and drug trafficking offenses. Contact the Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray at (610) 810-2999 for a free initial consultation about your alleged drug offense in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.
of Kevin Mark Wray
200 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063
(610) 800-5487 (mobile)
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contain a full legal analysis of the matters presented. It should not be construed as legal advice or relied upon as legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. The invitation to contact Kevin M. Wray, Esquire is not a solicitation to
provide professional services and should not be construed as an availability to perform legal services in any jurisdiction in which Kevin Wray is not licensed to practice.