Determined Defense Against Drug Charges
Being charged with a drug crime can mean drastic and lasting impacts on your life. From losing driving privileges, being sentenced to a long jail term or paying hefty fines, facing drug charges in Pennsylvania is a serious situation. Securing a vigorous, tenacious, experienced and tested legal defense is extremely important in pursuing a beneficial plea deal or dismissal of the charges.
Contact the attorneys at Wolfe, Rice & Quinn, LLC, to discuss your case by calling 717-253-9182 today. From our offices in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, we provide seasoned criminal defense to clients charged with a range of drug crimes.
Defending Against A Range Of Charges
From low-level possession to possession with intent to deliver and drug trafficking, drug crimes encompass a range of charges carrying with them a range of penalties.
A possession charge arises when authorities believe the defendant knowingly possessed a non-prescribed controlled substance like marijuana, cocaine, opioids or methamphetamine. Penalties for possession vary depending on the type of drug and how much of the substance was found. For marijuana, a small amount could result in a fine, costs and a misdemeanor on your record. misdemeanor, with 30 days in jail and/or a $500 fine.
Possession with intent to deliver, manufacturing or cultivation of a controlled substance charge alleges the defendant knowingly manufactured an illegal drug without the proper license or possessed it with the intent to give or sell it to another person. This can range from growing marijuana to selling cocaine or another controlled substance to operating a full methamphetamine lab. Manufacturing is usually a misdemeanor but is punishable by up to three years in prison and/or a fine of up to $25,000. Possession with intent to deliver is a felony and, like possession, the penalties vary with the type of substance and the amount found in the defendant’s possession. These charges can carry up to 20 years in prison.
Trafficking or distribution charges come after authorities believe someone knowingly manufactured or obtained an illegal drug and delivered it or intended to deliver it to another person. These charges are usually felony offenses and carry penalties up to 20 years in prison.
Advocating For You
The attorneys at Wolfe, Rice & Quinn, LLC, know the moments after you have been charged with a crime are often tumultuous and anxiety-provoking. Attorney Kristin Rice has handled hundreds of possession and possession with intent cases in her twenty years as a public defender and now can bring that experience to your case. It is our sincere belief that each client deserves the right to a vigorous defense. We also believe that treatment for addiction, when appropriate, should always be a substitute for jail time, and we are proud to help ensure that happens. To set up a consultation, call our Gettysburg office at 717-253-9182 today or use our online contact form.