Marijuana Trafficking Lawyer Chester County
It is important to understand the impact of delivery, trafficking or possession with intent to deliver of marijuana charges in Pennsylvania. The difference between an individual facing misdemeanor possession charges and felony charges of delivery or intent to delivery is often the difference of a police officer or district attorney’s judgement call and a few feet.
Attorneys Ready to Fight Your Drug Delivery Charges
Marijuana delivery charges are seriously punished and impact many more actions than the stereotyped corner drug dealer. Under Pennsylvania law, a delivery is the “actual, constructive, or attempted transfer from one person to another of a controlled substance, other drug, device or cosmetic whether or not there is an agency relationship. What that means is that a college student at Villanova or Penn State or West Chester University “shares” his marijuana joint with another, he is in fact “delivering” marijuana. Pennsylvania’s marijuana delivery charges do not require the transfer of money or services.
Often the police and or prosecutors will try to proof a Felony County of PWID but using items that they may have found on the defendant, on his person, or in his vehicle, such as sales, baggies or money to show that he was a drug dealer. When facing prosecution for marijuana drug delivery charges in Chester County or throughout Philadelphia, it is important to have an experienced and aggressive attorney to fight for your rights, contest the prosecution’s evidence and suppress any illegally obtained evidence from an illegal search or illegal interrogation. Get help now and contact us for an initial consult.
Penalties for Marijuana Trafficking in Chester County
Delivery of Marijuana carries Significant Penalties including:
- Jail time including mandatory minimum sentences;
- Impact on your family, your job and your future;
- A permanent criminal record for your marijuana offense
- Loss of drivers license privileges
- Parole or probation and fines
- Marijuana Simple Distribution (30g or less without monetary exchange) (Misdemeanor) – punishable up to thirty days/$500.00
- Marijuana PWID (Sale, Delivery or Distribution) 1,000 lbs or less of marijuana is a felony – punishable from one to three years in Pennsylvania State Prison, up to statutory maximum of five years and fines from $5000.00 to $25,000.00
- Marijuana PWID (Sale, Delivery or Distribution) of more than 1,000 lbs of marijuana is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in state prison, and a fine up to $100,000.
- School Zone Violation: Marijuana PWID (Sale, Delivery or Distribution) marijuana within 1,000 ft of a school, or within 250 ft. of a recreational playground – punishable by two to four years in prison.
- Marijuana PWID to Minor (Sale, Delivery or Distribution) of marijuana to a minor when the seller is over the age of 21 is felony – double the possible penalties for the amount of marijuana sold.
Marijuana Delivery Sentencing Guidelines
Any second or subsequent marijuana offense conviction can increase the penalties to twice those for first time offenders. A prior drug conviction can carry a minimum mandatory prison sentence of Three years for convicted PWID Marijuana charges.
Distribution of 30g or less of marijuana for no remuneration is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $500.
Sale of less than 1,000 lbs. is a felony punishable by up to 3 years in jail and a $25,000 fine. If the offender has a prior drug conviction, then the mandatory sentence is 3 years and the mandatory fine will be $25,000. The court is authorized to increase the fines beyond the maximum to exhaust the proceeds of the crime.
Selling 2-10 lbs. of marijuana carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 1 year in jail and a $5,000 fine. These penalties are doubled if the conviction is a second or subsequent drug offense or if the sale is to a minor. The court is authorized to increase the fines beyond the maximum to exhaust the proceeds of the crime.
Sale of more than 1,000 lbs. is a felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. These penalties are doubled if the conviction is a second or subsequent drug offense or if the sale is to a minor. The court is authorized to increase the fines beyond the maximum to exhaust the proceeds of the crime.
Delivery of marijuana within 1,000 ft of a school or within 250 ft. of recreational playground is punishable by 2-4 years in prison.
Distribution to a minor by one over the age of 21 is a felony and brings doubled penalties upon conviction.
Contact Our Marijuana Trafficking Attorney in Philadelphia
Contact our team of defense attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices when you need an experienced lawyer to fight your Marijuana related delivery or trafficking charge. We look forward to fight for your rights before, during and after an arrest. Our reputation for successful defense strategy and tactics coupled with one-one-one client interaction makes us the Pennsylvania defense attorneys of choice for individuals facing serious felony criminal charges.
We represent clients charged with the following offenses:
- Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
- Sale or Delivery of Marijuana
- Delivery of Marijuana by a College Student
- Delivery or sale of Marijuana by a high school student
- Sale of Marijuana in a School Zone
The drug defense attorneys at Ciccarelli Law offices fight for our clients and their families facing serious drug related charges in Pennsylvania. Our Philadelphia criminal defense lawyers have been handling drug cases for over 30 years and we have helped our clients avoid having these charges lead to serious jail time.
For more information or to schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our criminal defense team, contact our office at (610) 692-8700 or toll free at (877) 529-2422. You’ve got nothing to lose!