Philadelphia Lawyer for Drug Possession With Intent to Distribute
Drug possession charges, particularly those that involve the intent to distribute or deliver drugs, are very serious and require a serious defense. Depending on the overall weight of the drugs, and the way they are packaged, some convictions may carry significant prison sentences, which can take years, if not decades, of your freedom. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our Philadelphia Drug Possession with intent to distribute defense lawyers will fight to protect your rights. We have been defending people against drug charges for more than 25 years.
If you have been charged with a drug crime, it is very important that you get legal help right away . Contact our Philadelphia criminal defense attorneys online, or call 215-437-3058 in Philadelphia or 609-257-4976 in New Jersey to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.
We Handle All Types of Drug Distribution Charges In Philadelphia
The lawyers at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., have extensive experience handling all types of drug distribution charges, including those involving:
- Synthetic Drugs
- Prescription Drugs
Regardless of which drug you have been accused of possessing, we can help build a strong defense against any type of drug crime. We also have extensive experience defending cases involving guns and drugs.
Penalties for Drug Distribution and Possession
The penalties for drug distribution are significant and could carry substantial jail time. For example, a person possessing six packets of cocaine would face drug distribution charges and potential mandatory minimum sentences under the current Pennsylvania statute. A second conviction for a similar offense can also significantly enhance a sentence.
Even the distribution of marijuana should not be taken lightly. Although the City of Philadelphia and other jurisdictions have either decriminalized or legalized marijuana, the distribution of marijuana is an escalating penalty offense, where a second and subsequent conviction may increase your jail time and exposure to jail time.
Finally, it should be noted that prescription drug distribution also carries significant penalties, sometimes even heavier penalties than distributing "street drugs" like cocaine and heroin. For example, a person obtaining 100 oxycodone pills could face very significant state prison time, and more often not, many years in state prison. This time could be enhanced further if the person obtained the pills by forging a doctor's prescription.
Regardless of the type of drug an individual is accused of distributing, the penalties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and at the Federal level are onerous and are likely to deprive you of your freedom for years, possibly decades.
Fighting to Protect Your Rights
Whether you have been arrested for an illegal drug sale or have been caught with a large amount of drugs in your car or on your person, we can fight to protect your rights. There are certain procedures that law enforcement must follow when stopping a person or making an arrest. Our Philadelphia Drug Crimes Defense Lawyers will go over the arrest record and look for any evidence of rights violations. We may then be able to make a motion to suppress evidence or raise other strong defense arguments. In some cases, these strong defense arguments can mean the difference between a lengthy prison sentence and a dismissed case.
Free Consultation With a Philadelphia Drug Charges Defense Lawyer
If you have been arrested for a Drug Crime, it is important to protect your rights and speak with legal counsel before speaking with the police or prosecutors. Contact our Philadelphia drug possession defense attorneys online, or call 215-437-3058 in Philadelphia or 609-257-4976 in New Jersey to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation
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