Montgomery County Drug Possession Lawyer
Drug possession charges can ruin your future. Perhaps you were growing marijuana in your garage, had illegal prescription drugs in your possession, or the police found a friend’s crack cocaine in your car. In any case, your need for experienced legal counsel is real and urgent. If you have been investigated, arrested for, or charged with possession of an illegal substance, talk to an attorney.
Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, & Gifford is one of Montgomery County’s most tenacious law firms focused on defending clients facing drug possession and other drug-related charges. Every step of the process will be made clear to you, and we will give you full transparency about what to expect. Our client-focused approach requires that we get a feel for what matters most to you.
Regardless of the nature of your charges, you will know that our criminal defense attorneys will do everything possible to restore your rights and minimize the charges against you.
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Experienced Criminal Attorneys Defending Clients Against Drug Possession Charges In Montgomery County
In Montgomery County, any drug-related crime may threaten your entire life. The Pennsylvania criminal attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford fight against extreme and disproportionate mandatory sentencing guidelines by zealously advocating for you.
As seasoned criminal defense attorneys, we have successfully gotten drug possession charges reduced, withdrawn, or dismissed for our clients. Other times, we have negotiated with prosecutors to reduce charges to a less serious offense. In some cases, we have sent our clients’ cases to drug courts that put more emphasis on treatment and recovery rather than punishment. In addition, when police practices violate constitutional rights, or when the DA doesn’t bring enough evidence to prove a case beyond a reasonable doubt, we’ve helped acquit our clients of all the charges against them.
Our Montgomery County drug possession attorneys are ready to assess the strengths and weaknesses in your case, analyze it carefully from the district attorney’s perspective, and explain what our firm can do on your behalf. Contact a lawyer at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C. to schedule an initial consultation if you have been charged with possession of any illegal (or illegally obtained) drug.
Ready To Handle All Drug Possession Cases In Montgomery County
The Pennsylvania state legislature takes a strong stance against drug crimes, including drug possession and trafficking. In the same way, local law enforcement agencies don’t treat people with illegal drugs lightly either. Convicted drug offenders often face strict punishments, usually in the form of lengthy jail or prison sentences.
Taking a drug possession arrest lightly can have lasting consequences. If convicted of drug possession, you could face immediate financial ruin, and that could cause future problems when trying to acquire employment, tuition assistance, housing, or public benefits. We can help.
According to Pennsylvania law, possessing a controlled substance without a valid prescription is considered possession. This applies to drugs such as:
- Methamphetamine (meth)
- Abused inhalants
- OxyContin obtained without a prescription or used other than as prescribed by a doctor
- Drug Paraphernalia
- Gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), also known as the “date-rape drug”
If you are convicted of simple possession of a controlled substance, you will most likely be charged with a misdemeanor. The maximum punishment is up to one year in jail and a $5,000 fine. Subsequent offenses are punishable by up to 3 years in prison and a maximum fine of $25,000.
What’s more, a criminal record can have undesirable repercussions for your future. It is far better to address your criminal charges now by presenting a strong defense. Don’t hesitate to contact our Montgomery County drug possession lawyer today to get the proper legal representation you need.
What Exactly Is A Simple Possession Drug Charge In Pennsylvania?
Simple possession drug charges can be divided into two main categories: Actual Possession and Constructive Possession. Both categories involve prosecutors alleging that you possessed some type of controlled substance at the time of your arrest. Actual possession implies that authorities found a controlled substance on your physical person, such as in your pocket or handbag.
In a constructive possession charge, authorities allege that the controlled substance was discovered in a place or item that you either controlled or had the opportunity to access, such as your home, a car that you borrowed, or a motel room you reserved. Being convicted of a simple possession drug charge can have life-changing consequences, even if you’re accused of possessing a relatively small amount of a controlled substance.
Possessing Marijuana Is Still Illegal in Pennsylvania
Unless you have a valid, state-issued medical marijuana card, possessing any amount of marijuana is illegal in Pennsylvania. Being found in possession of 30 grams or less is a misdemeanor punishable with a $500 fine and up to 30 days in jail. More than 30 grams is also considered a misdemeanor; however, the punishment increases to $5,000 in fine and one year in prison. Penalties multiply considerably with the presence of a past criminal record.
Contact Our Drug Possession Attorney in Montgomery County
At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C., we offer clients in drug crime cases the benefit of our law firm’s 55-plus-year history and our knowledge gained as former prosecutors. We know the courts, we understand all aspects of Pennsylvania law, and we know how to fight drug possession charges.
We have offices located in both Colmar, PA and Newtown, PA, and can drive to your home and hospital if you cannot travel. Our drug possession lawyers in Lansdale, PA, serve clients in Montgomery County, including Cheltenham, Norristown, Upper Dublin, Abington, Lansdale and more. Call 215-822-7575 or complete a contact form to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss an aggressive defense that seeks the least possible damage to your life now and in the future.