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Pittsburgh Drug Possession Lawyer

Being charged with drug possession is a frightening situation. Even what seems like a small offense could mark your permanent record and have long-term negative effects, making it difficult to apply for jobs, obtain housing or even apply for student loans or obtain car insurance.

A one-year prison sentence, a $5,000 fine and a license suspension could be applied if you are found guilty of simple possession for a first offense, depending on the type of drug and quantity.

Possession with Intent to Deliver (PWID) charges are much more serious and have even worse consequences.

The type of drug and the quantity will determine what type of sentencing you face. It is important to remember that you are innocent until proven guilty.

An experienced Pittsburgh Drug Lawyer can fight your charges with the intent of having your sentence reduced or your charges completely dropped and your record wiped clean.

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DRUG POSSESSION CHARGES
DO NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE GUILTY
OR WILL BE CONVICTED.

An arrest is not a conviction.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY FOR A
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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PENNSYLVANIA DRUG CONVICTION PENALTIES

If you have been charged with possession of illegal drugs such as cocaine, marijuana, heroin, illegal steroids, MDMA (Ecstasy), Acid, LSD, “Shrooms” or PCP, methamphetamine or even illegal prescription drugs in Pennsylvania you face serious penalties and fines, no matter the quantity or intent of use.

If you have been charged with intent to sell, share, manufacture/grow, or distribute illegal drugs or controlled substances (Referred to as ‘PWID’ or Possession With Intent to Deliver), you face a felony and could spend considerable time in prison.

It is also illegal to unlawfully obtain, share or sell prescription medication such as Xanax, Vicodin, Adderall and Oxycontin. You face serious repercussions if convicted of prescription fraud or illegal prescription PWID.

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DRUG POSSESSION CHARGES
DO NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE GUILTY
OR WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY FOR A
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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WHAT CAN A PITTSBURGH DRUG LAWYER DO FOR YOU?

Calling an experienced Pittsburgh drug lawyer like David J. Shrager is the first step in an attempt to get your life back on track and win back your freedom. He will investigate your case thoroughly in an attempt to find fault with the prosecutor’s case to seek a full case dismissal or have your charges reduced.

Shrager Defense Attorneys fights aggressively for the rights of our clients. We have successfully won numerous drug possession cases.

Read what Attorney Shrager’s clients have to say. Also see our Avvo reviews – Attorney Shrager has a 10.0 Supurb Avvo rating.

DIVERSIONARY PROGRAMS – REDUCING DRUG CONVICTION SENTENCES

Even in the most seemingly dire of circumstances, there are plenty of options available that only an aggressive attorney can push toward, like The Allegheny County Drug Court Program, which is a rehabilitative program that can shorten your sentencing.

The Probation without Verdict Program (PWV) could also allow your charges to be dropped completely and your criminal record expunged.

You may also be eligible for ARD Program (Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition) if you are a first time offender.

If you think you may be eligible for any of these rehabilitative programs, you should contact an experienced Pittsburgh drug possession attorney like David J. Shrager to help you more fully understand these programs and how they work.

SIMPLE DRUG POSSESSION PENALTIES & FINES

If you are charged with Simple Possession of Drugs in Pennsylvania, this means that there was no intent to deliver the drug (manufacture, sell or traffic the drug). Simple Possession drug charges are considered a misdemeanor and not a felony, depending on the amount of the drug found in your possession.

A one-year prison sentence and a $5,000 fine could be applied if you are found guilty of simple possession for a first offense, depending on the type of drug and quantity.

In addition, and maybe more importantly, a simple drug possession conviction will cause your PA driver’s license to be suspended, making it difficult if not impossible to get to work and/or care for your family.

Fines and prison sentencing are much harsher for multiple offenders or if you were found with drugs in a school zone, if you were engaged in another illegal activity, or if you were carrying an illegal weapon.

An arrest is not a conviction. Call me and I will help you defend your rights if you have been charged with any of the following:

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DRUG POSSESSION CHARGES
DO NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE GUILTY
OR WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY FOR A
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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Possession of Drugs with Intent to Deliver (PWID)

Being charged with PWID is a much more serious offense and is usually considered a felony, if convicted. Depending on the quantity of the drug, or whether you were found with a large amount of cash on your person, or if you were intending to pass the drug to another person, among other factors, you may be charged with PWID.

Attorney Shrager is an experienced Pittsburgh PWID lawyer and can help you fight the charges.

You face a PWID if you have been charged with any of the following:

Information on Forfeiture of Property

If your home or car is searched for controlled substances the government will often try to seize the property where the alleged drug crime occurred. However, they cannot legally seize your property unless you are convicted.

Talk to an experienced Pittsburgh Criminal Lawyer who understands the ins and outs of the legal system and can help you fight for what is rightfully yours.

Attorney Shrager understands that you and your family should not also have to worry about where to live and how to get to work on top of other legal battles.

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DRUG POSSESSION CHARGES
DO NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE GUILTY
OR WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY FOR A
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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Penalties Upon a Possession Conviction

If you are convicted, there are many sentencing rules depending on the quantity of the drug you were charged with possessing. Speaking with an experienced Drug Possession Lawyer is the only way to know for certain what type of sentencing you face.

Read more specific information about penalties and sentencing in PA for:

Contact David J. Shrager for a free consultation to find out what type of penalties and sentencing you face and how to best fight your charges.

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FREE Legal Consultation

Call or Text 412-969-2540 right now for a FREE initial legal consultation. Speak directly with David J. Shrager 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Shrager Defense Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA will attack your criminal charges in order to protect your good name. Have a sound and solid case prepared by David J. Shrager and his legal team so they can fight for your rights.

If you or a family member have been arrested or charged with a drug crime for any of the following, call Shrager Defense Attorneys today: