Drug Crimes Lawyers Norristown, PA
Experienced Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Attorneys Help Clients Fight Drug Charges in Bucks County and Montgomery County, PA
In today’s “war on drugs,” federal and state task forces, whose job it is to get drugs and drug traffickers off the streets, are often ruthless. It is not uncommon for police to exceed their legal powers and ignore an individual’s civil rights through illegal stops, surveillance, searches, planting of evidence, entrapment, and more. The end result can be an arrest, a conviction, and prison time for a person accused of possessing or distributing drugs in Pennsylvania.
The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford are dedicated to vigorously protecting the rights of those charged with drug possession, trafficking, manufacturing, illegal possession of prescription drugs, and prescription fraud in Pennsylvania. With four former prosecutors and over 270 years of collaborative experience, our legal team has the skills, knowledge, and resources to provide an aggressive defense against your drug crime charges in Ambler, Chalfont, Telford, Hatfield, or anywhere else in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Our experienced Norristown criminal defense attorneys will do their utmost to defend you against your drug charges.
To start your defense, schedule a free initial consultation with one of our aggressive drug crime attorneys. You can call or email us anytime to arrange a meeting at one of our offices in Newtown or Colmar, PA.
Charged with Marijuana Possession or Prescription Drug Distribution in Upper Dublin, PA? Our Aggressive Drug Offense Attorneys Can Help You
We provide drug crime defense for all state and federal drug charges, including the following:
- Possession of drugs: including the possession of marijuana, crack cocaine, methamphetamines (meth), heroin, club drugs (ecstasy), illegal prescription drugs, and other narcotics.
- Drug trafficking: including possession with intent to deliver marijuana, ecstasy, crystal meth, cocaine, prescription drugs, and designer drugs.
- Drug cultivation & drug manufacturing: including cultivating marijuana and manufacturing methamphetamines (meth lab).
- Prescription fraud & doctor shopping: including shopping for multiple doctors to write prescriptions for the same ailment and forging prescriptions to have filled at multiple pharmacies.
Drug Crime Penalties in Abington, Pennsylvania
A recent United States Sentencing Commission report outlined mandatory minimum penalties for federal drug offenses, many of which are extremely harsh. According to the report, drug offenses account for approximately two-thirds of all criminal offenses carrying a mandatory minimum penalty. For Pennsylvania state drug offenses, the penalties can be equally unjust. But under mandatory sentencing laws, even judges who understand the absurdity of some of the sentences, especially for non-violent offenders, must hand them down.
In Pennsylvania, penalties range from 30 days to one year in jail for marijuana possession, depending upon the amount of marijuana. Repeat convictions for possession of marijuana can lead to multiple years in a state prison. (35 Pa. Con. Stat. § 780-113.)
For state drug offenses in Pennsylvania involving possession of heroin, powdered cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamines, and other non-prescribed controlled substances, as well as the compounds to manufacture them, the sentences may be harsher. First-time offenders can be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison, while repeat offenders could be sentenced to decades more behind bars.
Drug trafficking, distribution, and manufacturing have even stiffer penalties under PA law, which may even lead to a life sentence, depending on the circumstances of the case.
Former Prosecutors Will Help You Fight Drug Crime Charges in Lansdale, PA
If you have been charged with a drug crime in Southeastern PA, your entire life may be on the line. The Norristown criminal attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford oppose unfair mandatory sentencing guidelines and will aggressively, skillfully fight for your rights. As experienced criminal defense attorneys, we’ve gotten our clients’ drug charges reduced, withdrawn, or dismissed. In other cases, we have negotiated with prosecutors to agree to lesser charges. For some clients, we have had their cases transferred to drug courts that focus more on treatment and rehabilitation instead of punishment. Also, when the police have illegally conducted an arrest, or when the district attorney cannot prove a case beyond a reasonable doubt, many of our clients have been acquitted of all drug charges at trial.
When you meet with our experienced Norristown drug crime lawyers during your free consultation, we will evaluate your case, analyze it from the district attorney’s perspective, and explain what our firm can do in your defense. If you are in jail, we will meet with you there.
Contact Our Experienced PA Criminal Defense Attorneys to Discuss Your Drug Crime Charges in Norristown, Pennsylvania
The Norristown drug crime defense attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford have successfully won trials and negotiated plea bargains for clients accused of drug crimes in state and federal courts throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania.
To arrange a free, confidential consultation with an experienced PA drug crime defense lawyer, please call us or contact us online via our intake form and we will be in touch immediately. We have offices located in both Colmar, PA and Newtown, PA, and can make special arrangements to meet with you if you are unable to travel to one of our locations.