Drug Charges Defense Attorney in Erie, PA

Drug Crime Lawyer Defends Clients Against Marijuana: Possession Charges in Erie County, PA

In Pennsylvania, the “war on drugs” continues to be waged — with many of those charged being people who suffer from addiction and who are in need of treatment. Drug crimes can include possession with the intent to deliver (PWID), simple possession of marijuana, heroin, cocaine, or other controlled substances, and possession of drug paraphernalia like pipes, bongs, and even Ziploc baggies.

“Tim was recommended by another lawyer, and I’m really really glad he was.  Tim and his assistant (Angelina) treated me with the utmost respect, not like a criminal.  The result was unbelievably no jail, but the completion of an ARD program. I would highly recommend Tim George for a criminal case.”
S.R. (Drug Crime) 

Accused of a drug crime, or about to be arrested for a drug crime, in Pennsylvania? You need help now. The penalties for a drug crime conviction can wreck your ability to get and maintain employment, suspend your driver’s license, blemish you with a permanent criminal record, and take away your freedom. Need answers now? You’ve come to the right place.

“I full-heartedly recommend Tim George. He got the results that I wanted both times that he defended me.”
James G. (Drug Crimes) 

Drug Cases We Defend in Pennsylvania: Marijuana, Heroin, Cocaine, Prescription Drugs

These are just a few of the different types of drug crime cases that our experienced criminal lawyers defend clients against in Erie and elsewhere in Pennsylvania:

  • PWID (Possession with Intent to Distribute)
  • Cocaine, Heroin, Marijuana, K2, “Molly” & Prescription Pills
  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Trafficking & Distribution
  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • Prescription Fraud
  • Pharmacy Act Violations

Why Your Lawyer Can Make a Difference in Your Erie, PA Heroin Distribution Case

Your ability to defend drug allegations depends upon your success identifying possible defenses. Were the police justified when stopping your car, searching your home or business, or searching your belongings? Your understanding of all of these factors is essential to preparing your defense. And what lawyer you choose is a critical first step in what could be a difficult fight for your freedom and your future.

About the Experienced PA Drug Crime Defense Attorneys at Purchase, George & Murphy, P.C.

For more than two decades, we have defended people accused of drug offenses. We work to remain ahead of changes in the law and the sentencing code in order to ensure that we provide you with the best defense possible and the best results available. The Erie drug crime lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. bring a unique and extensive background to bear on the problems you face:

  • Former assistant district attorney.
  • Former U.S. Army trial counsel in Iraq.
  • Rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for highest ethics and legal ability, based upon reviews by judges and other lawyers.
  • Rated 10.0-Superb by Avvo.com, based upon our experience and endorsements by other lawyers.
  • Awarded Client’s Choice Award by Avvo.com, based upon the number of favorable reviews by other lawyers and clients.

Let’s Get Started Today: Speak with Experienced Erie, PA Drug Possession Lawyers

Call today to get started and to discuss your Pennsylvania drug charges. Dial (814) 580-5017, complete the quick contact form, or use the “live chat” service. We’ll let you know how we can help.

Criminal Defense Case Results

Charges Dropped

Aggravated Assault

An Erie man faced a maximum sentence of 27 years in prison after he stabbed another man with a butcher knife in an altercation. The wounds required the man to be admitted to a local hospital.


Criminal Mischief

A man claimed that a woman kicked his car repeatedly, resulting in damage. It was successfully argued that the evidence presented at the hearing was not sufficient to hold the case for trial.

Charges Dropped

DUI, Lane violation & Careless driving

Late at night, a driver turned right at a stop light and crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic. His BAC was over the legal limit. He was charged with DUI, a lane violation and careless driving.

Not Guilty

Sex Offense

An instructor at a local high school was accused by a student of indecent assault on the last day of school. After four days of trial, the jury acquitted the instructor of all charges.

Criminal Defense Client Reviews

  • "I contacted Tim during a difficult time in my life. I was pulled over and charged with a DUI (thankfully no collisions, property damage or the like). I started researching lawyers in the area, and it became clear that there was a gold standard: Purchase Murphey and George. Tim personally consulted with me over the phone, sending my comprehensive packages of material to read up on what exactly I was being charged with, and what my options were. I live outside of Pennsylvania, but Tim and his office acted as an essential liaison between the police/court system and myself. We didn't miss a beat, and the process moved smoothly."

  • "I chose Atty. George based on his stellar reputation and record in helping with criminal defense. My situation was handled just as I had hoped. Tim was very responsive to my needs, was very clear with my options and very specific about what would happen next. Tim and his staff were very very responsive and that is something you do not see these days. They took every question I raised and answered them quickly and thoroughly and I was never once wondering when I would hear back from either Atty. George or his staff. I would highly recommend Atty. Tim George and I would definitely use his services again in the future."

  • "I hired Tim as my attorney to get my criminal record expunged of two charges (harassment and assault) from 2007. He did a great job explaining the process and what was required of me. His support staff was also extremely helpful and responded to all my concerns promptly. I was so happy and relieved when I found out my petition was granted! Tim did an excellent job and I would recommend his services to anyone in a similar situation."

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Mr. George and his entire office staff were very kind and helping me through my first ever experience with the law. He was able to get me exactly what he said he would in the outcome of my trial. The entire staff was very informative and kept me up to date on everything. Very pleased with my experience and would most definately recommend him to others.

Allison, July 8, 2017