Drug Crime Penalties
The penalties you could face for a drug crime in Pennsylvania depends on the type and amount of substance involved, number of previous convictions, and whether or not you had intent to deliver. Possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana, for example, is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine. If the amount is over 30 grams, the penalties are increased to a maximum fine of $5,000 and up to 1 year in jail.
Possession of certain illegal substances, such as cocaine, PCP, and meth, can result in felony charges, carrying thousands of dollars in fines and multiple years in prison. If you are charged with possession with intent to deliver, sentencing may involve up to $250,000 in fines and 25 years in prison.
Get an Aggressive Advocate on Your Side
Whether you are a juvenile, a college student, or an adult, facing a drug charge can negatively affect your life in a number of ways. From preventing you from obtaining a scholarship to hurting your chances of getting a job, you want to give your case the best chance now so that you avoid these potentially ruinous outcomes.
Call the Law Offices of Patrick F. Lauer at (717) 775-6110 to discuss your case with one of our Cumberland County drug crime lawyers.