Narcotic-related offenses are a serious crime in the state of Pennsylvania. Whether someone has been arrested for possession, having drug paraphernalia or up to and including selling or even trafficking in narcotics, there are a number of factors that come into play which will determine the seriousness of the charge.
Obviously, possessing drugs such as marijuana for personal use is a much lesser charge than an intention to sell or distribute other drugs. Drug offences are for the most part considered to be felonies in the state of Pennsylvania. However, even in cases such as a recent mass arrest of 84 people, the drugs, weapons and other evidence seized must meet certain criteria for the charges to stick. The Constitutions of both the United States and the state of Pennsylvania require that all searches and seizures be “reasonable”. Any evidence obtained that does not meet these criteria can by law be suppressed.
If any of these people are first or second time offenders, there could also be Diversion Programs available for them if they meet certain criteria for those programs. In a Diversion Program, there may be several treatment or education programs or both that are available for them.
If you have been accused of a narcotics related offense, the Law Offices of Steven E. Kellis has the advantage of knowing both sides of the law. Kellis Law can handle all aspects of your narcotics case. Having an experienced Pennsylvania DUI lawyer on your side that knows all aspects of the legal system in the Pennsylvania courts and has a demonstrated track record is what you want. Kellis Law’s past successes can make all the difference when you are facing narcotics charges. Call today for solid professional advice and your initial case analysis. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.