Protection from a Harrisburg Drug Offense Attorney
In Pennsylvania, charges for marijuana possession vary according to the amount of the drug and the amount of any previous offenses. According 35 P.S. § 780-113(a)(31)(i), simple possession is charged as a misdemeanor. Penalties involve the following:
Less than 30 grams: up to 30 days in jail and fines of up to $500
More than 30 grams: up to a year in jail, a maximum of $5,000 in fines, and license suspension for up to 6 months
For offenders that have already been convicted of a drug-related crime, penalties are usually doubled.
Possession with Intent
If you are found with more than 30 grams of marijuana, then you are at great risk of being charged with possession with intent to distribute. This charge is a felony with much more serious consequences.
Less than 30 grams with no payment
- Up to 30 days in jail
- $500 in fines
Less than 1,000 pounds
- Between 1-3 years in jail
- $5,000-$25,000 in fines
More than 1,000 pounds
- Up to 10 years in jail
- Up to $100,000 in fines
Similarly to simple possession, charges may be aggravated if the offender has previous convictions for a drug-related offense. Marijuana possession charges can have a huge impact on your future if you are convicted. Don’t take a chance by defending yourself. Retain the services of an experienced drug lawyer in Harrisburg at Crisp and Associates, LLC.
Schedule a Free Consultation
At our firm, you can obtain an initial consultation with one of our skilled criminal defense attorneys, free of charge! Our goal is to come to an effective resolution that will protect your future. We have successfully settled and tried a number of drug-related cases, so you can be confident in our abilities. Call the office or submit an online form to get started!