Throughout the Philadelphia area, law enforcement has been placing extreme efforts to control the illegal possession and manufacturing of drugs. All drug crimes are taken extremely seriously in the eyes of the law; however, some can result in harsher penalties than others. Criminal possession and distribution for example, show up in numerous ways throughout Philadelphia. The punishment for this offense can be as minor as a fine or as life altering as a prison sentence. The type of penalties you face will be determined by how hard– and successfully your attorney fights for you, which is why you should seek council with one of our Criminal Defense Attorneys here at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin.
Drug possession charges, especially those which involve the intent to distribute or deliver drugs, are very serious. As such, they require a serious defense. Depending on the overall weight of the drugs, and the manner in which they are packaged, some convictions may carry significant prison sentences, which can take years, if not decades, of your freedom away. 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 215-543-7220 in Philadelphia or 609-775-9567 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 that involve:
- 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 in defending cases involving Guns and Drugs.
Penalties for Drug Distribution and Possession
The penalties for drug distribution are significant, and can 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 is not to 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 both under the state laws of Pennsylvania and 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 which 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 that your rights have been violated. We may then be able to make a motion to either suppress evidence or raise other strong defense arguments. In some cases, these strong defense arguments 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 crucial to protect your rights, and speak with legal counsel before speaking with the police or prosecutors. Contact Our Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorneys Online, or call 215-543-7220 in Philadelphia or 609-775-9567 in New Jersey to schedule a free initial consultation, and discuss your situation.
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