Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Crimes
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People accused of a drug crime in Pennsylvania will be met with a zealous prosecution and a social biasness tilted against them. If you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor drug crime, you need to do everything you can to stand up for your rights, starting with coming to O’Malley Law Office, LLC. We have a team of drug crime lawyers in Lackawanna County ready to get to work on your case and act on your behalf.
Want a free case evaluation to see how we can help? Contact us at any time. Our attorneys serve Lackawanna, Wyoming, Luzerne, Monroe, Wayne, and Susquehanna counties.
Is Selling Drugs a Felony in Pennsylvania?
Yes, selling drugs is a felony in Pennsylvania. In addition, the charges for drug trafficking or drug distribution are typically a felony, even if it is a first-time offense for the defendant in their criminal case.
Representation for Different Types of Drug Crimes
When you are staring down a drug crime charge, it can be intimidating, if not outright frightful. A conviction could place you behind bars for months or years, force you to pay thousands of dollars in fines and follow you around as a negative cloud for the rest of your life. Empower yourself and find confidence in your future again by coming to our criminal defense lawyers for representation and moral support. We make it simple to begin your defense because we can handle virtually any drug crime case.
Some examples of drug crime cases we can manage include:
- Possession: If you have any amount of an illicit or illegal substance in your possession or your private property, then you can be charged with drug possession. Depending on the substance in question, the penalties will typically escalate, with “harder” drugs being penalized worse than less dangerous substances. Defendants must note that marijuana possession is still illegal in Pennsylvania. Possessing even one gram of marijuana is a misdemeanor.
- Possession with intent to distribute: Someone found with a large quantity of an illegal substance may be charged with possession with intent to distribute or a similar crime. The underlying connotation is that an individual would not have tremendous amounts of drugs for their use and would likely be planning to distribute or sell them to others.
- Trafficking: Moving an illegal substance from one location or one person to another can constitute drug trafficking. This offense may be broadened to distribution, manufacturing, and cultivation, depending on the circumstances surrounding an arrest.
Hard-Hitting Advocacy When Everything Is on the Line
At O’Malley Law Office, LLC, our Lackawanna County drug crimes attorneys work together to carefully create an effective defense strategy tailored to the specifics of your case. We never approach a situation with a cookie-cutter solution. Personalizing your defense is the only way to ensure it has the best chance of success in and out of court.
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