Drug crimes are classified as high as a felony or as low as a misdemeanor. No matter what drug charge is brought against our clients, it is important to have an experienced defense attorney involved during the entire legal process in order to have the best chance of beating the charge.
If you have been arrested for a drug offense in Southeastern Pennsylvania, contact Mullaney & Mullaney for a consultation.
Types of drug crimes in Pennsylvania include:
Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (PWID)
This is the charge used when the police believe the suspect is planning to sell drugs. If the sale is completed, suspects are charged with delivery.
Possession of a Controlled Substance
In Pennsylvania, controlled substances include illegal and prescription drugs. Suspects can be charged with possession of a controlled substance if they have a prescription drug, but no valid prescription.
Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana
A small amount of marijuana is 8 grams of hashish or 30 grams of marijuana.
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Drug paraphernalia includes anything that can be used in the sale or use of drugs.
Possession with Intent to Deliver Paraphernalia
Suspects can be prosecuted for this offense if they are believed to possess drug paraphernalia with the intent of selling it to someone else, knowing the recipient would use it for a drug-related purpose.
Possession with Intent to Deliver a Counterfeit Controlled Substance
Defendants are charged with this offense if they try to represent a controlled substance as a drug when in fact it is not.
Explore All of Your Legal Options
Even if a conviction seems inevitable, our firm helps its clients minimize the negative consequences. Alternatives to a permanent criminal record or prison time include:
- ARD – Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition
- Community Service Followed by Expungement
- Section 17
- Section 18
- IP – Intermediate Punishment