Do the penalties for misdemeanor possession vary depending upon the type of drug involved?

Centre County Drug Possession Attorney

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In Pennsylvania, one law prohibits the possession of all types of drugs and grades the offense as a misdemeanor. This misdemeanor drug offense carries a maximum sentence of one (1) year incarceration, a $5,000.00 fine, and a suspension of Pennsylvania driving privileges. If the drug involved is marijuana and the quantity is less than thirty (30) grams, the police may file a slightly less severe misdemeanor possession offense that carries a maximum sentence of thirty (30) days incarceration, a $500.00 fine, and a suspension of Pennsylvania driving privileges. Aside from the exception for relatively smaller amounts of marijuana, possession of all other drugs is prohibited by one statute.

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