A Skilled Attorney in Hazleton for Drug Possession Charges

The "War on Drugs" has put thousands of Americans behind bars over the years based on allegations of possession of controlled substances such as:

  • Marijuana
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • LSD or acid
  • Ecstasy
  • Methamphetamines ("meth")
  • Prescription drugs, such as Vicodin and OxyContin, obtained without prescriptions or transported outside of labeled pharmacy packaging

In general, the higher the amount of alleged illegal drugs, the more serious the charges are. For example:

  • Penalties in Pennsylvania for possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana may land you in jail for up to 30 days, a fine of $500 and a misdemeanor on your record.
  • Penalties for possession of more than 30 grams of pot will likely mean one year in jail and $5,000 in fines as well as loss of your driver's license. Because of the higher amount of marijuana involved, you may be charged with possession with intent to distribute.
  • A conviction for selling marijuana to a minor will mean up to two years in prison and a felony on your record.

Discuss the particulars of your charges with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Begin down the path toward the most favorable outcome attainable in your case. If you have been charged with a drug crime, your future and your freedom may hang in the balance. It is essential that you treat your criminal charges as a matter of urgency. We at Laputka, Bayless, Ecker & Cohn, PC, remind you that key elements of evidence that are most accessible soon after a drug bust should be identified and examined by your lawyer as soon as possible. There is no time to waste.

Pennsylvania Drug Charges Lawyer

We understand what is at stake if you have been charged with possession of a controlled substance. For a free consultation regarding any criminal matter, email us or call us at 570-861-5905. Hazleton drug possession lawyer Bruce Miller is available to speak with you personally or respond directly to your e-mail inquiry.