Selling Controlled Substances in Scranton
Arrested? Hire a Trusted Scranton Drug Crime Attorney
If you’ve been arrested for the selling of a controlled substance,
you can expect little leniency from the legal system – drug crimes
often carry some of the harshest punishments, and you should not hesitate
to put a fierce litigator on your side to protect your rights and liberties.
Law Offices of William D. Thompson, our attorney has successfully defended clients throughout Lackawanna
County. When your future is hanging in the balance, your choice in defense
can significantly impact the outcome of your case. Our
Scranton criminal defense lawyer is available 24/7 to advocate on your behalf.
Put us on your side of the courtroom! Call the Law Offices of William D.
Thompson at (570) 666-1068 today.
Penalties for Drug Sales
Pennsylvania’s drug laws classifies not only well-known drugs as
controlled dangerous substances (CDS), but also the materials used to
manufacture the drugs. These compounds and drugs are divided into five
“Schedules.” Schedule I consists of drugs that have a high
abuse and addiction rate, while Schedule V drugs consists of drugs that,
while dangerous, do not pose imminent threat.
If convicted for selling CDS, penalties can include:
First offense: Up to one year in jail and fines of up to $5,000
Subsequent offense: Up to three years in prison and $250,000 in fines
If the offense involves amphetamine or methamphetamine: Up to two years in prison
If the offense involves GHB: Up to $250,000 or 15 years in prison
Let Us Stand By You
Your choice in representation has never been more important than when you’re
facing serious criminal charges. In a system that can feel rather isolating,
you can trust that you will never feel alone with our firm by your side. Our
Scranton drug crime attorney takes the time to get to know you, your story, and your goals.
We’re ready to hear from you! Contact the Law Offices of William
D. Thompson to
schedule a free consultation.