Drug Delivery & Manufacturing
Possession with Intent to Deliver, Delivery or Manufacture of a Controlled Substance
If you have been charged with manufacturing or delivering drugs, or possessing drugs with the intent to deliver, you may be facing a felony conviction and significant penalties. The penalties include mandatory minimum periods of incarceration, fines, court costs, and driver’s license suspensions. When determining the possible penalties, the court considers the following factors:
- The type of controlled substance
- The weight of the controlled substance or the number of pills
- The location of the transaction
- Whether you have any prior convictions for similar activity
- Whether you possessed a firearm and (6) other factors
In certain cases, there are mandatory minimum penalties that the court must impose following a conviction. Our firm has a great deal of experience handling cases in which an individual has been charged with a drug offense. As a service to our website visitors, below we have provided a chart which outlines the instances in which a criminal charge involves a mandatory minimum sentence. If after reviewing the chart you have any questions or would like to discuss a specific case, you are welcome to call our office at 215-348-1776 to schedule a free consultation.
- Mandatory Minimum Drug Penalties (View PDF)
In addition to the above, if an individual is charged with a firearm offense in connection with a drug charge, a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in jail may also apply. Also, if an individual is charged with committing a drug offence in a school zone, an additional two year jail sentence may also apply.
If you have been charged with a drug offense, it is essential that you contact a knowledgeable and experienced attorney immediately. You may have certain constitutional rights that need to be asserted concerning improper search and seizures conducted by the police. In addition, there may be legal defenses that can be raised on your behalf to achieve a not guilty verdict.
Clemons Richter & Reiss has a team of attorneys who have extensive experience handling drug delivery cases. Scott A. MacNair, former Senior Deputy District Attorney, and Daniel M. Keane, former Chief Deputy District Attorney, have handled numerous drug delivery cases both as prosecutors and defense attorneys and are prepared to use their collective experience to defend you. Both Mr. Keane and Mr. MacNair formerly served as the Chief of Narcotics within the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office. They frequently appear in court in counties throughout the Philadelphia and Suburban areas, including Bucks County and Montgomery County, and they understand how important your matter is to you.
Please contact our firm at 215-348-1776 to schedule a free consultation.