Possession with intent to deliver is a serious but common crime in Pennsylvania. Federal sentencing guidelines can lead to severe penalties and mandatory sentences that go up to life in prison. At State College law office of Masorti & Donaldson, P.C., we provide aggressive defense for clients faced with serious criminal charges, including drug possession with intent to deliver. Our experienced representation has helped clients in central Pennsylvania to effectively resolve complex criminal law issues since 1992.
Many factors are used by law enforcement to make a determination of possession with intent to deliver rather than simple possession for personal use. Considerations used to establish drug charges include:
- Weight of the drugs
- Packaging of drugs
- Large quantities of cash
- Owe sheets, written accounting for drug dealer debts
- Presence of guns or other firearms
While most possession with intent to deliver charges involve a large quantity of drugs, if other factors are present, even a small quantity of drugs could invite a felony charge. Still, if a large quantity of drugs was involved, possession with intent to deliver will usually be the charge made even if no distribution was intended. What is considered a large amount also varies depending on the illegal substance involved. For prescription drugs, a handful of pills can be considered enough to lead to a possession with intent to deliver charge.
Clearly, if you are facing possession with intent to deliver charges, you need strong legal guidance and our attorneys can defend your case. It is possible through strong case preparation and aggressive defense to reduce the impact of felony drug charges. We will question all factors leading up to the arrest, including use of confidential informant information to defend the charges against you and mitigate any potential damage. Our goal is to attain the most favorable solution possible for your case.
Contact Our Drug Crime Defense Lawyers
To discuss possession with intent to deliver or other drug charge in Pennsylvania, call 814-317-0011 or 877-233-3148 toll free or send an e-mail to arrange a free initial consultation. For the convenience of our clients, we accept all major credit cards.