North Wales Drug Charges
Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyers Fight to Protect the Rights and Interests of Clients Facing Drug Charges in PA
For decades, state and federal law enforcement officials have aggressively pursued prosecutions of drug charges in an effort to respond to public outcry to get drugs off the streets. Unfortunately, this has led law enforcement officers to engage in illegal and unconstitutional actions, including detaining and searching individuals in violation of their civil rights. Moreover, the harsh punishments handed down even for convictions on simple possession charges often fail to recognize that those people arrested and convicted suffer from addictions to the drugs in their possession.
For decades, the dedicated North Wales criminal defense attorneys of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford have fought to defend the rights and interests of clients facing drug charges, including possession, distribution, trafficking, and manufacture. We work tirelessly to defend your rights and interests so that your drug charges represent a chance to better your life rather than negatively impact the rest of your future.
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Don’t let a personal mistake of getting involved with drugs ruin the rest of your life. Contact our firm today to schedule a free case evaluation to go over the details of your case and to learn more about your legal rights and options for addressing your drug charges.
Types of Drug Charges in North Wales
Both Pennsylvania and federal law outlaw various types of conduct involving drugs and other controlled substances. Examples of drug charges that our attorneys can represent you against include:
- Possession of controlled substances, including marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, ecstasy, and other narcotics, or possession of prescription medications that are not prescribed to you
- Possession with intent to deliver, which is often charged if you are found in possession of a sizeable quantity of drugs packaged for individual sale
- Drug trafficking, or the movement of illegal drugs from one place to another for eventual sale
- Drug cultivation and manufacturing, including growing marijuana or producing methamphetamines in home laboratories
- Prescription fraud, including visiting multiple doctors to obtain numerous prescriptions for the same drug, forging prescriptions filled out by physicians, or using stolen prescription pads to create phony prescriptions to be filled out at pharmacies
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Our firm has extensive experience representing clients facing drug charges both in state court and in federal court. In addition, we have represent clients in drug cases with other complicating factors, such as the possession or presence of firearms, which can greatly increase the severity of punishments in the event of conviction.
Drug Charges Attorneys Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford Work Tirelessly to Obtain Favorable Outcomes in Your Case
When you are arrested on drug charges, your freedom and future may be on the line due to a simple mistake, potentially borne out of a debilitating addiction. Our firm understands how harsh and unfair the sentencing laws for drug crimes are, which is why we tirelessly fight to obtain the most favorable outcome in our clients’ cases. Sometimes that includes challenging the state’s evidence or legal case to obtain a dismissal of charges or an acquittal at trial, especially when law enforcement acts illegally to conduct searches or arrests. In other cases, we are able to skillfully negotiate with prosecutors to reach a plea deal that helps our client avoid a greater sentencing exposure at trial. And for simple possession charges that arise from our clients’ underlying drug addictions, we can fight to have our clients’ cases transferred to drug court where they can get the treatment they need and resolve their cases without the lasting stigma of a conviction and criminal record.
Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with Our North Wales Drug Charges Lawyer to Learn More about Your Rights and Options
When you or a loved one have been arrested and charged with drug crimes in North Wales, you need to act quickly if you want to protect your rights and put yourself in a position to secure a favorable outcome to your charges. A conviction on drug charges can follow you for the rest of your life; fortunately, there may be options for dealing with your drug charges. Contact Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford today for a free, confidential initial consultation with one of our North Wales drug charges lawyers to learn more about your legal rights and options and how we may be able to help you obtain a favorable result in your case.
About North Wales, PA
North Wales is a borough in Montgomery County, PA. A suburb of Philadelphia, North Wales is one of three historic communities that form the North Penn Valley region in southeastern Pennsylvania. Named by the Welsh settlers who came to the area in the early 1700s, North Wales developed into a suburb of Philadelphia following the introduction of the railroad to the city in the 1850s. Today, much of the borough’s historic residential and commercial architecture is maintained through the North Wales Historic Preservation District.
Frequently Asked Questions about Drug Charges in North Wales, PA
Drug crimes are typically charged as state-level offenses unless the drugs passed across state or national borders, in which case it is more likely that federal law enforcement will investigate the case and seek to charge you under federal drug laws. You should be aware that federal drug charges are far more serious than state charges and carry much more severe penalties for conviction, including prison sentences lasting 10 years or more and fines of tens of thousands of dollars for certain trafficking offenses.
Although Pennsylvania does not require possession of a minimum amount to charge an individual with possession with intent to distribute over simple possession, prosecutors will look at the facts surrounding your arrest to determine whether to charge you with PWID. Factors that can affect whether you are charged with PWID include the quantity of drugs found in your possession (even a few grams of heroin or cocaine can lead to a PWID charge), how the drugs were packaged (packaging for individual sale suggests you intended to distribute the drugs rather than use them for yourself), or whether law enforcement has evidence of you engaging in drug trafficking or sales.