How can I be charged with drug dealing when I only gave the drugs to someone else and did not get paid or make money?
Being Charged with Drug Dealing
In Pennsylvania, the law prohibits a person from the “delivery” of a controlled substance and not necessarily the sale of a controlled substance. Delivery is defined in the drug act as being the “actual, constructive, or attempted transfer from one person to another of a controlled substance, other drug, device or cosmetic whether or not there is an agency relationship.” Pennsylvania case law discusses that “transfer” includes giving the drug to another person. Whether or not a profit was made or money was exchanged is immaterial. If you handed drugs to another person, you can be charged with a felony charge of delivery of a drug. If you are charged with any drug offense, you should contact an experienced drug lawyer such as State College criminal defense lawyer Jason S. Dunkle.