State College Drug Delivery Lawyer
In Pennsylvania, the delivery, possession with intent to deliver, or manufacture of a drug is a felony offense. It doesn’t matter if the person charged is a first-time offender giving a few grams of marijuana to a friend or is a drug kingpin selling tons of heroin to elementary school kids. In both situations, the person would be charged with delivery of a controlled substance, a felony offense. The type and quantity of drug involved does impact the criminal sentence that could be imposed if a person is convicted, but those factors do not change the grading of the delivery or possession with intent to deliver charge from a felony offense.
Felony Drug Charges Carry Severe Penalties
A felony drug charge involving even a few grams of marijuana has a recommended sentence that includes the possibility of jail time, so even the least severe felony drug charge could result in a sentence that included a period of incarceration. Aside from the penalties directly imposed by the court, a felony drug conviction would result in additional penalties that defense attorneys call collateral consequences, such as the:
- Difficulty finding a job with a felony record
- Loss of financial aid for students
- Loss of gun rights
- Deportation for immigrants
- Inability to obtain security clearances
Need An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney? Call Now
Given the severe consequences associated with felony drug charges, it is extremely important that you retain an experienced drug defense attorney. State College criminal defense attorney Jason S. Dunkle has successfully represented clients in the various stages of drug possession cases, including precharge, preliminary hearing, pretrial, trial, and appeal. He will take an informed and calculated approach to evaluate your case, build your defense and achieve the best possible outcome on your behalf. Contact an attorney at JD Law for a free consultation by calling (814) 954-7622 or by email.
For additional information about drug delivery cases, check out the Frequently Asked Questions section.
“Jason Dunkle was a beacon of hope to me at a time when my options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed unlikely and impossible. Not only was he able to defend me from an unjust accusation, his calm and empathetic demeanor, as well as quick replies to my worried questions and thoughts offered emotional support and peace of mind to me. Unlike many attorneys, he genuinely cares about his client and their life after being involved with the police, not just his fee. I am eternally grateful for Jason’s service and I recommend him without reservation.” – John