Charged with Drug Crime ? What should you expect:   You will face serious consequences when police prosecute you for the unlawful possession, distribution, cultivation or manufacturing of a controlled substance in Pennsylvania.  Depending on the quantity and quality of the drugs found in your possession, the County District Attorney, Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation, and/or Drug Task Force may be called to investigate you as a part of a larger criminal conspiracy.  Marinaro Law Firm with their vast experience in dealing with drug crimes can help you take the steps necessary to mitigate or prevent the possibility of a conviction.

If you are questioned by police or indicted as a subject in a drug crime, you should understand how Pennsylvania’s substance abuse laws apply to your case. You could be prosecuted for illegal possession or sale of marijuana, prescription drugs, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, methadone, or any type of paraphernalia under 35 P.S. 780-101–780-144 of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act.  Sentencing Guidelines are set forth under 204 Pa. Code 303, and can range toward the upper and lower end of the scale, depending on factors such as:  (1)  Is the crime a Felony or Misdemeanor; (2)  Are there aggravating or mitigating circumstances;  (3)  Does the defendant have a history of criminal convictions.

When you are prosecuted for a drug crime, you have no greater advocate than The Marinaro Law Firm.  There are some opportunities in which we can have you released into a Drug Diversion or Treatment Program, rather than having you face a possible prison term. Depending on the facts of your case and your history of drug abuse and convictions, we can discuss opportunities with you in detail to avoid jail and/or reduce your sentence substantially.  Furthermore, if the police lack probable cause to substantiate the charges we will have all charges dismissed.