Pittsburgh Drug Possession/PWID Lawyer - Criminal Defense Attorney
Have you been Charged with a Drug Offense in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania?
Every county, state and federal government has drug laws against the possession, manufacture, distribution, and abuse of a controlled substance, such as narcotics - crack cocaine, powder cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and other illegal drugs such as the abuse of prescription drugs.
The Pennsylvania Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act provides authority and criteria for classification of illegal substances. The most serious drug offenses, i.e., those receiving the greatest punishments, include producing illegal drugs, manufacturing drugs, and selling drugs; although, the ultimate punishment for a drug offense depends upon the quantity of the drugs, its classification under the
federal drug law schedules, and the purpose for its possession.
Some of the most common illegal drugs sought in a criminal investigation, include, but are not limited to:
Certain sentencing enhancements calling for mandatory prison sentences can be applied to cases involving a deadly weapon. For Example, a person convicted of possessing crack cocaine with the intent to deliver while possessing a firearm, or delivery of heroin, while possessing a firearm, can be subject to a
mandatory term of imprisonment.
Also, a person convicted of possessing an illegal narcotic can be subject to additional penalties such as fines, suspension of license, random drug screening and counseling.
If you have been arrested and charged with possession of illegal narcotics or drugs in Allegheny County or surrounding counties of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania metropolis area, you need to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately to review the evidence against you and prepare your defense and the protection of your freedom.
Having an attorney during the early stages of your case will improve your chances of defending against drug distribution charges because your lawyer will also be able to make sure your rights are protected during the investigation. For example, sometimes investigators, agents and officers violate individual rights as they seek out evidence to prosecute for drug offenses by:
Unlawfully stopping a vehicle
Searching a residence without a valid search warrant
Unlawfully searching a vehicle without a warrant, probable cause or any other legal justification
Unlawfully searching a person without legal justification
Searching a constitutionally protected area based on an unreliable informant
An experienced Pittsburgh Drug Attorney should review your case immediately to point out possible constitutional infractions and defenses. Pittsburgh Drug Attorney Frank Walker has the proven experience to zealously represent your interest in your arrest for possession and distribution of illegal narcotics.
Contact Pittsburgh Lawyer Frank Walker at
1-800-496-4143 or (412) 212-3878 to schedule a consultation and a review of the drug charges pending against you. While waiting for your free consultation,
please visit our Legal Tips Section to learn more about your rights.