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PENNSYLVANIA PWID DRUG LAWYER

Facing drug possession charges in Pennsylvania of can be a frightening and stressful situation. Your future is uncertain and the penalties and fines can be harsh if you are convicted.

This is especially true if you face Possession with Intent to Deliver (PWID) narcotics charges. There are serious repercussions of a PWID conviction, which usually results in a felony on your record.

Possession with Intent to Distribute could include anything from allegedly manufacturing illegal narcotics to cultivating illegal drugs (such as growing marijuana) to sale/distribution of drugs or even drug trafficking (transporting illegal drugs).

Unfortunately PWID charges are quite common in Pennsylvania and the police may charge you for simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

It is important to remember that an arrest is not a conviction. You have to be proven guilty to be convicted.

That is why at Shrager Defense Attorneys we do everything possible to fight for your rights and minimize sentencing or have your charges completely dropped. When the world is on your shoulders, we’ve got your back.

Attorney David J. Shrager provides FREE CONSULTATIONS – Call or text him direct on his cell phone – 412-969-2540.

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A PWID CHARGE DOES NOT HAVE TO
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CONTACT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY FOR A
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IF YOU ARE FACING PWID CHARGES IN PA

You could be arrested and charged with PWID (Intent to Deliver) if you were found with a large quantity of illegal drugs, if you were allegedly found to be part of a drug trafficking operation, or if the police found circumstantial evidence such as suspicious packaging or manufacturing or distribution paraphernalia.

You may also be charged with PWID if the police allegedly saw you “dealing drugs” or for simply sharing drugs with friends, without charging for them.

A first time offense for even a small amount of illegal narcotics can result in a minimum of one year in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Whether you were arrested for marijuana charges, cocaine PWID, or possession with intent to deliver heroin, you face serious penalties.

Depending on the quantity of the drugs and the nature of the charges (manufacturing drugs, distribution of drugs, drug trafficking), as well as whether this is a second or third offense, serious consequences can result upon conviction.

A second PWID offense of two to ten grams of cocaine can lead to up to three years in prison.

Discussing your case with an experienced Pittsburgh drug attorney like David J. Shrager will help you determine the best course of action — call or text him today on his personal cell phone – 412-969-2540.

WHAT IS PWID?

A criminal charge of Possession with Intent to Deliver (PWID) narcotics differs from simple possession of drugs because it means that the police suspected that the illegal drugs you were charged with possessing were not intended for your personal use, but for you to distribute to others.

Any type of illegal drug can fall into this charge – heroin, cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy, LSD and methamphetamine – and even illegally obtained or manufactured prescription drugs.

The word “Deliver” in PWID can mean:

Being charged with PWID is a much more serious offense than simple possession charges and is usually considered a felony if convicted. Depending on the quantity of drugs or whether a large amount of cash was also discovered, among other factors, you may be charged with PWID.

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A PWID CHARGE DOES NOT HAVE TO
MEAN THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

CONTACT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY FOR A
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.
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SENTENCING GUIDELINES FOR PWID CHARGES IN PENNSYLVANIA

Drug trafficking charges or PWID charges usually means that you will face prosecution in both the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Federal Court system. Both state and federal courts have minimum sentencing requirements for a PWID conviction.

Discussing your individual circumstances with a drug crime attorney who is experienced in both Pennsylvania and the U.S. Federal trial court is the best way to fully understand your rights and prepare a strategic defense. Attorney Shrager’s law office focuses on drug crimes at both the state and federal level.

Below are the general sentencing guidelines for PWID. These guidelines only include prison sentencing and general fines. They do not include other fees, such as court costs, or other penalties such as license suspension.

Contact David J. Shrager today for a free consultation and get a more detailed understanding of your individual circumstances.

MARIJUANA PWID*

Cultivation/Growing Marijuana – Minimum Sentencing

  • First offense, 10-21 plants: Felony, one year in prison and a $5,000 maximum fine.
  • First offense, 22-51 plants: Felony, three years minimum in prison and a maximum $15,000 fine.

Marijuana Hash and Concentrates – Minimum Sentencing

  • Manufacturing: Felony, five years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

COCAINE PWID*

First Offense PWID:

  • Two to Ten grams: Felony, minimum of one year in prison.
  • 11 to 99 grams: Felony, minimum of three years of prison.
  • 100 grams or more: Felony, minimum of four years of prison.

Second Offense PWID:

  • Two to Ten grams: Felony, minimum of three years in prison.
  • 11 to 99 grams: Felony, minimum of five years of prison.
  • 100 grams or more: Felony, minimum of seven years of prison.

HEROIN – PWID SENTENCING*:

  • One to five grams: Felony, mandatory two years in prison for a first offense.
  • Six to 50 grams: Felony, minimum three years in prison for a first offense.
  • Over 50 grams: Felony, minimum five years in prison for a first offense.

ILLEGAL PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION – PWID SENTENCING*:

The penalties for illegally manufacturing prescription medication can be just as harsh or more so than manufacturing illegal drugs. Each type of drug falls under a “Schedule” under Pennsylvania’s Controlled Substances, Drugs, Device, and Cosmetic Act.

Minimum penalties for distribution of illegal prescription meds by schedule include:

  • Schedule V drugs: Misdemeanor, up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.
  • Schedule IV drugs: Up to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
  • Schedule I, II, or III drugs: Up to five years in prison and a $15,000 fine

*Penalties could be more severe if this is your second or subsequent offense, if you are found with drugs in a school zone, were selling drugs to a minor or carrying an illegal weapon. 

INFORMATION ON FORFEITURE OF PROPERTY

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

Talk to an experienced attorney like David J. Shrager who understands the ins and outs of the legal system and will fight for what is rightfully yours.

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A PWID CHARGE DOES NOT HAVE TO
MEAN THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

CONTACT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY FOR A
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.
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HOW A PITTSBURGH DRUG ATTORNEY CAN HELP

Many people who are charged with PWID did not even commit a crime; they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. But the prosecution will work every angle to get a conviction and the maximum sentence that goes with it.

An experienced criminal lawyer who will conduct a full investigation into your case and work hard to fight for your rights and your freedom can be instrumental in winning a case.

It is not uncommon for police to have conducted an illegal search for drugs or to have not followed proper procedure when making arrests. A good defense attorney is going to dig deep into how the arrests were made and look for missteps by the police or arresting officers.

If it can be proven that the police did not have probable cause for your arrest, made an illegal search without a warrant or did not follow procedure, your entire case will be dismissed.

If you have not yet been arrested or charged, but think you are under surveillance or may be charged soon, call me immediately to discuss your situation. Do not talk to police or detectives. Your freedom and your rights are my number one concern, regardless of the type of situation you may be in.

OTHER PENALTIES FOR PWID OF ILLEGAL DRUGS

Being convicted of PWID can take a huge toll on your personal freedom and the freedom and wellbeing of your family. Your possessions could be take away from you and your family, including your home. Your driver’s license could be suspended. You will have a felony on your permanent record. Not to mention the fines and time spent in prison.

Having an aggressive and determined attorney on your side could make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Talk with me about your situation at no cost – call or text 24/7 – and then decide whether you want me to represent you. No one will work harder to defend your rights and protect your freedom.

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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: