Free Initial Consultations Available : 800-822-1066

drug charges Archives

Intent to distribute charges pending against Pennsylvanian couple

There is a saying that a "family that plays together, stays together." While that might be true, some activities are probably best left unshared. Being in possession of large quantities of illicit substances may be one of these, as one Allentown resident recently discovered.

Drug crimes are serious charges in need of a defense

Drug crimes are serious criminal charges that require a skilled defense, strong criminal defense strategy and knowledge of the criminal justice process and the rights of the accused individual. This blog recently discussed some of the rights individuals accused of crimes have when facing criminal accusations, allegations and charges. It is important for individuals who have been accused of committing a crime to understand their criminal defense rights and the right to respond to the charges they are facing.

What are my Miranda Rights?

In 1966, the United States Supreme Court made a landmark ruling that assured those accused of a crime the right to not self-incriminate. The term is called the Miranda Rights, and it is likely something you have heard before, whether it was during an arrest, or on the television or in a movie, where it is common. The saying goes, "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can, and will, be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you."

On suppressing evidence

During the process of an arrest and criminal trial, it is incumbent upon the law enforcement officers to act in a professional manner, and follow all police procedures per legal protocol. These are among the right entitled to every American, whether you live in California, Alaska or Pennsylvania.

How are marijuana manufacturing charges determined?

Over the last few years, the United States showed a gradual increase in the acceptance of medicinal and recreational marijuana in certain states. Although still illegal on a federal level, it was not aggressively enforced and generally unofficially left at each state's discretion. The current administration, however, has made a few subtle suggestions that they might not be as apathetic toward drug usage. This can be applied to both drug use and drug possession, as well as drug trafficking and drug manufacturing.

Understanding the different drug crime types

Being accused of a crime means more than just potential penalties. It could also mean a tarnished reputation and a harmed personal and professional life. Thus, it is important to understand what details and evidence are used to charge individuals in Pennsylvania and elsewhere with a harsh crime such as a drug charge. This information could help those accused of a drug crime assert their right to a criminal defense.

Person allegedly sells crack to police in Pennsylvania

There are many individuals in Pennsylvania who use drugs for various purposes. These individuals sometimes use drugs for legal purposes such as prescription drugs. However, many others use the drugs illegally. Since the drugs are illegal, they cannot simply go to the local drug store and pick them up. They must buy them from individuals who sell the drugs. This can be a way to make money, but it can also lead to serious drug charges.

Lehighton Office

Rapa Law Office, P.C.
141 South 1st Street
Lehighton, PA 18235

Lehighton Law Office Map

Allentown Office

Rapa Law Office, P.C.
609 Hamilton Street, 1st Floor
Allentown, PA 18101

Allentown Law Office Map

Contact Numbers

Phone: 610-377-7730
Toll Free: 800-822-1066
Fax: 610-377-7731
Toll Free: 866-740-6117

Review Us