Drug crimes such as drug possession, controlled substances, drug delivery or trafficking make up a large majority of arrests in and around central Pennsylvania. You need a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to help defend you effectively and to make sure you are protected to the full extent of the law.

There is no such thing as a “minor” drug offense. A conviction for drug possession, distribution, or manufacture is something that can affect your family, future and livelihood for the rest of your life. If your conviction is considered a felony charge, it can keep you from renting an apartment, landing certain types of jobs, buying a house in certain areas or gaining admittance to the school of your choice. The penalties for these offenses can vary dramatically depending upon many factors. Things considered at sentencing include defendant’s prior criminal convictions, whether or not the defendant has a drug habit, the weight and class of the illegal substance being sold, whether the defendant acted alone or with an organization, and whether or not the substance was found in a car or vehicle or transported over borders.

If you or a family member have been charged with a drug crime contact Gummo Law Office today to avoid having these charges lead to serious jail time and to make sure your rights are protected to the fullest extent of the law.