Protecting Your Rights When You Are Facing Charges For Drug Violations

Conviction for drug crimes can negatively impact your future education prospects and job opportunities. Depending on the type of drug and amount possessed, penalties for drug violations can range from probation to time in prison and high fines. Your college financial aid may be revoked if you are still in college, but if you are already on your way up the professional ladder, a drug conviction can seriously derail your career and family life.

In today’s economic environment, there is tremendous pressure to succeed. The competitive nature of doing well in school and on-the-job expectations are driving the use of “study” drugs or cognitive neuroenhancers to help users with memory retention, alertness and motivation. At the Law Office of Ronald F. Saupe, Esq., I give my undivided attention to protect the rights of clients who have been arrested for drug violations. Call my office for a trustworthy attorney if you have been arrested for possession of a controlled substance, intent to sell or sale of drugs such as:

  • Methylphenidate medications — Ritalin, Concerta, Focalin, Vyvanse
  • Amphetamines — “smart pills,” including Adderall
  • Marijuana
  • Ecstasy
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin

In a drug possession case, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you knowingly and intentionally possessed the controlled substance. If the drug did not belong to you, you have a prescription or another license, or you experienced unlawful search and seizure or entrapment, I may be able to mitigate the charges.

Decriminalization Of Marijuana Is Within The Borough Of State College

If an individual has been arrested for a small amount of marijuana in the Borough of State College, local police will charge a person with an ordinance violation, a fine of $100, rather than a criminal misdemeanor. However, this decriminalization is only effective in the Borough of State College. If you are arrested for marijuana possession in the surrounding communities in Centre County, police will continue to charge marijuana possession as a misdemeanor offense.

Confused About Pennsylvania’s Drug Laws? Call An Experienced Attorney Today.

I understand how local drug laws have changed in Pennsylvania. I will be honest and tell you whether or not you have a solid defense. As your lawyer, I work with you or your family member from the first moment you are detained. Call my office at 814-983-0017, or email me to get started. I make jail visits throughout the greater Centre County area.

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