Harrisburg Drug Crimes Lawyer
Effective Defense Strategies in Dauphin County
Drug crime convictions can cause immediate and irreparable harm to your future. For many employers, landlords, and loan officers, a criminal history is a red flag that can cause them to scrutinize your application with more suspicion. You need to prevent a conviction. Get help from the Harrisburg drug crime lawyer at the Dorward Law Firm today. We offer free consultations to help you better understand the charges you face and the legal options you have available.
Drug Penalties in Pennsylvania
There are effectively two types of drug charges: misdemeanor crimes and felony crimes. The difference lies in the amount found on the accused at the time of the arrest and what police suspect they were trying to do with it. For example, if you were in possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana, you could be charged with a misdemeanor and fined up to $500. However, if you are caught with more than this and are traveling across state lines, you could be charged with trafficking and sentenced to up to one year in prison with fines of up to $5,000.
You could be charged with a drug crime if police believe you were:
- Manufacturing, selling, or in possession of a controlled substance
- Adulterating or misbranding a known legal substance
- Falsifying information about a drug
- Failing to register a controlled substance
Penalties are worse for subsequent offenders. In order to avoid a conviction, it is crucial that you have an effective defense strategy to clear your name.
How We Can Help
Your case is contingent on the police’s account of what happened. There are plenty of cases where police unlawfully searched a car and wrote up charges against a person. As your advocate, we are here to make sure you get the chance to tell your side of the story.
We may be able to help you prove:
- The substances in question did not belong to you
- The substances in question are not illegal
- The evidence does not exist for a conviction
- You were unfairly arrested through entrapment
- Your property was unlawfully searched
Let the Dorward Law Firm help you plan your defense. The sooner you get started, the better your chances will be at a favorable outcome. We want to help you protect yourself, so get started now.
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