Philadelphia Drug Possession Lawyer
A charge of drug possession, regardless of the actual drug, can alter the course of your life. You could easily be faced with significant prison time and hefty fines that may be impossible for you to pay.
Working with a Philadelphia drug possession lawyer from the beginning of your case is the single best way to improve your chances of getting out from under a charge such as this.
Marijuana-Related Drug Crimes
While many states have become far more liberal in how they approach marijuana use, in Pennsylvania it is still a misdemeanor that can result in a year in prison and a $5,000 fine.
If you are caught selling or distributing marijuana, you could face up to ten years in jail and a $100,000 fine. If you are caught with marijuana, you should immediately begin working with a Philadelphia drug possession lawyer to build your defense. Marijuana is just one example—and not even the most serious. Fortunately, your attorney can assist you whatever the drug.
What are the Penalties for Selling Drugs in Philadelphia?
If you are accused of possessing drugs, you will face a far lesser penalty than if you are accused and convicted of selling them. Whether you are accused of possessing or selling drugs will be determined by the quantity that you have on you at the time of your arrest.
For example, if you are convicted of having thirty grams or less of marijuana, the chances of you being accused of selling drugs are very slim. However, if you have ten to fifty pounds of marijuana on you, you could be facing felony charges, three years in prison, and a $25,000 fine.
If you are accused of possessing cocaine, you could end up spending one year in prison and paying a $5,000 fine. However, if you are convicted of selling cocaine you could spend up to fifteen years in prison and have to pay a $250,000 fine.
Since possession and selling are determined by the quantity of the drug you had on you, it is entirely possible for the charge to not match your intent. It is absolutely critical to hire an experienced Philadelphia drug possession lawyer who can work to have the charges reduced from selling to possessing whenever possible.
What are the Penalties for Manufacturing Drugs in Philadelphia?
A charge for manufacturing drugs carries an even stiffer penalty than possessing or selling them.
Under marijuana laws, cultivation can result in a felony with one to five years in prison and a $15,000 fine. This is significantly higher than the typical consequences for using or selling smaller quantities of the same drug.
For example, if you are distributing less than 1,000 pounds of marijuana, the maximum time in jail you’ll receive is three years in comparison to the potential five years resulting from cultivating it. With harder drugs like crystal meth, you can be convicted for manufacturing drugs by simply having the ingredients required for doing so.
Consult a Philadelphia Drug Possession Defense Attorney Today
If you have been accused of using, selling, distributing, or manufacturing drugs, call Young, Marr & Associates at (215) 701-6519. It may be possible to either reduce your charges or successfully contest them in court with the aid of a Philadelphia drug possession lawyer.
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Commonwealth v. "H" (DUI case)
Client was charged with three separate DUI cases calling for mandatory minimum imprisonment of 90 days on each case. Client was advised to seek immediate intensive alcohol counseling. Client was sentenced to 1 year of house arrest after serving 3 days in the county prison.
Commonwealth v. "C" (Felony drug/Firearms case)
Client was charged with felony Delivery of drugs and illegal gun possession and was facing a mandatory 3-6 year prison sentence in the State prison system. Client was sentenced to one year of house arrest.
Commonwealth v. "S"
Client was charged with simple assault, domestic. After a hearing where evidence and testimony was presented, the entire case was dismissed by Judge Leonard Brown.
State of New Jersey v. "H"
Charges for young man charged with second degree aggravated assault were downgraded to third degree and he was accepted into the County Pretrial Intervention program with charges to be dismissed and record expunged after one year of misconduct free behavior.
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