Arrested For Possession Of Drugs In Scranton? Seek Help Today.

Drug possession in Pennsylvania is a serious offense that can result in a lengthy prison sentence and thousands of dollars in fines. If you’ve been arrested for drug possession, don’t hesitate to start building your defense with a skilled Scranton drug crime attorney at Thompson Law.

In order to offer representation that is personalized and individualized, attorney William D. Thompson limits the number of cases on his docket. From the moment you hire him, he becomes personally invested in your case and works tirelessly to defend your rights so you can move forward with your life.

Consequences Of Drug Possession In Lackawanna County

Depending on the type and amount of drugs in your possession, penalties for drug possession can vary. State law divides controlled dangerous substances into five different “schedules.” Schedule I includes the most dangerous drugs, while Schedule 2-5 drugs are less dangerous and decrease in probability of addiction and abuse.

If found in possession of marijuana, charges can include:

  • Up to 30 grams: 30 days in jail and fines up to $500
  • 30 grams or more: Up to one year in jail and $5,000 in fines

If found in possession of more serious narcotics such as heroin, LSD and methamphetamines, charges can include:

  • First offense: Up to one year in jail and $5,000 in fines
  • Second and subsequent offense: Up to three years in prison and $25,000 in fines

Mr. Thompson can help you understand exactly what you’ve been charged with and what the related penalties are. He will then begin building a strong defense.

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

Attorney Thompson knows that facing the criminal justice system is frightening, which is why he proactively and aggressively pursues a favorable outcome on your behalf. Should you choose to hire Thompson Law you can expect an experienced defense focused on your best interests. To get started, call 570-846-2819 or reach out online.