Defense Of Drug Charges
Possession of a small amount of marijuana was decriminalized here in Harrisburg in 2017. It is now a summary offense where offenders will get a ticket, no arrest and there is no criminal record. However, the judges in town will still levy serious penalties and fines for other types of drugs as well as illegal actions involving marijuana. In addition, of course, marijuana possession outside of Harrisburg can still be a criminal issue.
How We Help Clients
At The Hoover Firm, LLC, we focus exclusively on criminal defense law, and often represent clients facing charges involving drugs. We understand that a drug charge comes with serious penalties, but it can also affect one’s standing in the community as well as future job and education prospects. It is always important to use a knowledgeable attorney to protect your rights and reputation if you are charged with a drug-related offense.
Typical Charges We Handle
The charges below come with strict penalties in Harrisburg and the surrounding communities of Pennsylvania:
- Drug trafficking, distribution and sales
- Possession of heroin, cocaine, crystal meth and illegal prescription drugs
- Possession with intent to distribute or sell
- Manufacturing or cultivation
It Is Best Not To Wait
It is always in your best interests to proactively fight a criminal charge, whether it is to lessen the fine, reduce the penalty or get the charge dismissed. It is important because repeat drug offenders will get increasingly severe sentences with each new conviction.
By using a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer like attorney Hoover, you get an advocate who understands how the legal systems and its penalties work, how the prosecutors and judges work, and how to ensure your rights are protected to the fullest extent of the law.