purchase, george & murphey.
purchase, george & murphey.
Accusations of drug possession cannot be taken lightly in this day and age—Pennsylvania law enforcement officials are serious about these crimes, and the legislature has developed equally severe penalties if you are found guilty. A conviction for drug possession is serious and can have lasting consequences that can impact every aspect of your life. In addition to monetary fines and jail time, a conviction for drug possession can result in loss of driving privileges, probation and the need to disclose your conviction to potential future employers and even landlords.
Regardless of the type of drug possession, you have been accused of, you need a skilled criminal defense lawyer by your side to fight to minimize the potential damage that conviction can cause. At Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., our veteran team of Erie, PA criminal defense lawyers have the experience necessary to build the strongest possible defense in your case and will explore every potential strategy to get your charges reduced or dismissed if at all possible.
Under Pennsylvania law, several factors will be important in determining the severity of a drug possession charge, including:
Some of the possible drug possession charges that can apply in Pennsylvania include, but are certainly not limited to:
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The experienced criminal defense lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. will immediately act to begin investigating your case to build the strongest possible defense against your Erie drug possession charges. Depending upon the circumstances, drug possession defenses that may be available include:
If you have been arrested for drug possession, or are being investigated for the crime, call our offices or fill out this online form, to schedule a confidential consultation with our drug possession defense lawyers today. For your convenience, we have three office locations located at 2525 W.26th St., Erie, PA 16506, 310 Chestnut St., Suite 111, Meadville, PA 16335 (in the Masonic Building) and 68 East Main Street, North East, PA 16428.
What if I was growing marijuana? Isn’t marijuana legal now? +
The laws governing possession of marijuana are changing all over the country, this is true. Despite this, if you are in possession of marijuana—whether because you intend to use, distribute or are growing the substance—it is still illegal in Pennsylvania without a proper license. The severity of the crime will depend upon how much marijuana you were growing (evaluated by the pound). Contact our drug possession lawyers for the most up-to-date guidance regarding the legality of, and penalties for possessing, marijuana in the state of Pennsylvania.
Will I have to go to jail if I am convicted of drug possession in Erie, PA? +
Mandatory jail terms for drug possession have been challenged in several recent Pennsylvania court cases. Whether you will actually have to spend time in jail will depend upon the severity of the charge, and whether you have ever been convicted of a criminal offense before. The judge will have some discretion in determining whether jail is appropriate, and our lawyers can fight to help you avoid jail time even if conviction is unavoidable.
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