Drug Charges in Pennsylvania - The Basics
Drug crimes are taken very seriously in Pennsylvania. Drug charges under PA law can result in serious penalties, including incarceration, fines, forfeiture of your personal property, suspension of your driver’s license, and court ordered drug counseling. Facing drug charges can be an extremely stressful and frightening experience, especially if you are unfamiliar with the Pennsylvania criminal justice system. If you have been arrested for drug charges, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Drug Crimes Attorney Kevin Mark Wray
The Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray represents individuals facing drug charges in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties. Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin Mark Wray is committed to helping his clients resolve felony and misdemeanor drug charges on the most favorable terms possible. At the Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray, we understand that you are uncertain and anxious about your freedom and your future. Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin Mark Wray has the experience, legal skills and knowledge to give you the legal guidance that can help to remove much of this stress from your life.
If you have been charged with a drug crime in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, you should contact the Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray as soon as possible. The earlier the Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray can begin to work for you, the greater the chance of a successful outcome for your case. Contact the Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray for a free case evaluation at (610) 619-0011 or by completing our free case evaluation form by clicking above.
Drug Crime Laws in Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, a person may be charged with many different offenses involving the possession, sale, or manufacture of different classified controlled substances. Penalties for these violations vary drastically under Pennsylvania law depending upon the type of drug and the amount at issue. Convictions for drug crimes in Pennsylvania can result in harsh penalties, including a prison sentences. Conviction of a drug-related criminal offense may also lead to federal prosecution and impact many other areas of your life, including your employment and your ability to obtain insurance.
What is a Controlled Substance Under Pennsylvania Law?
A controlled substance is any substance listed in the schedules designated by the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health. These substances are typically those that have a likelihood of abuse. Each controlled substance is assigned to a schedule based on its severity for abuse. These different schedules each carry different penalties and standards. If you have been charged with a drug crime in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, it is important to talk with an experienced criminal defense attorney to get a detailed explanation of the penalties you face, as a number of other factors can play a part in this determination. These factors include, but are not limited to, the weight of the substance, your proximity to a school zone, or possession of a weapon.
Drug Crimes under Pennsylvania Law
Pennsylvania law defines several different drug offenses for which you may be charged. The most commonly charged drug offenses are listed below. You can select from the list to learn more. Drug offenses in PA include, but are not limited to the following:
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Manufacture, Delivering or Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substances (PWID)
- Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana
- Drug Paraphernalia
- Criminal Use of a Communication Facility
- Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud or Misrepresentation
- Prescription Drug Crimes
Drug Crime Penalties in PA
Please visit my Drug Crime Penalties page to learn more.
Contact the Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray about any Drug Charges in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties
If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug crime in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin Mark Wray is here to help. The Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray is committed to helping clients resolve drug charges on the most favorable terms possible. Contact The Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray today at (610) 810-2999 to speak with criminal Defense Attorney Kevin Mark Wray and to learn how he can help expand your options for a favorable outcome in your case. Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin Mark Wray offers a free initial case evaluation, reasonable rates, and flexible appointment schedules.
Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray
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Media, PA 19063
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