Drug Crimes FAQ
At Decker Bradburn, Attorneys at Law, we know that a drug conviction can have severe repercussions on many areas of your life. That is why we work hard to defend you so that you can move on with your life. Here are some questions we frequently get asked about drug crimes in Pennsylvania.
Is Drug Possession A Misdemeanor Or A Felony?
It all depends on the type and the weight of the drug. Possession of a controlled substance can get you a misdemeanor and up to one year in jail and a $5,000 dollar fine for the first offense. Even possession of a prescription amphetamine is illegal if you do not have a valid prescription. Being charged with possession of more significant amounts of drugs can get you a felony charge of possession with the intent to deliver.
Does A Drug Conviction Affect My Financial Aid?
Yes. If you get convicted of a drug charge while receiving federal student aid, you are disqualified from receiving further student grants or loans.
What Are Some Defenses To A Drug Possession Charge?
Many times clients have told us that they did not know that a friend stowed marijuana in their car. Sometimes, our lawyers find that the search and seizure of the drugs was unlawful. Other times, entrapment is the reason why a client gets charged for possession, or worse, intent to distribute.
Fight Your Charges – Give Us A Call Today
There is no time to waste when it comes to fighting drug charges. Call Decker Bradburn today to access experienced and knowledgeable legal guidance and action. Call 800-208-9980 or contact us online to set up an initial consultation with one of our attorneys.