How are drug crimes treated in Pennsylvania?

The state of Pennsylvania has very strict anti-drug laws. If you find yourself accused of any drug-related crimes, the penalties could be quite harsh. For this reason, Marros Law Office is here to help you defend yourself from these accusations and avoid the harmful consequences of a conviction.

The first thing to know is that convictions for crimes of drug possession can result in penalties just as harsh as those found in convictions for intention to sell, or actually selling or distributing drugs. The notion that people buying drugs can get lighter sentences than people selling them is not entirely true. In many cases, penalties are equally harsh. Drug possession, for example, is not considered a minor crime and can result in high fines, time in jail, and suspension or revocation of your license.

Possession with the intent to deliver does have a minimum jail sentence, however. This means that no matter what your conviction is, you will have to spend a certain amount of time behind bars. This is usually in addition to fines and fees, license suspension or revocation, and more. Complex drug charges can usually net you a higher penalty as well.

Regardless of the charges you face, understand that any drug-related crime conviction could have a serious impact on your future, especially in this state. To read more about drug offense charges and their potential penalties, you can take a look at our web page, linked here. Learning about your charges will help prepare you to face them in court.