Former Prosecutors Can Be Your Defenders In A Drug Crime Case
Are you under investigation, or have you already been arrested on suspicion of a drug crime in Lancaster County or elsewhere in Pennsylvania? You have arrived at a website that can help you choose an effective defense attorney. Your future may depend on it.
After an arrest, many people are immediately worried about their reputations, high fines and the possibility of jail or prison time. These are valid concerns, but your most important goal should be avoiding a criminal record if at all possible. Any criminal charges may result in a conviction and a criminal record, but a drug crime conviction may bring especially harsh repercussions. For example, you will become ineligible for federal student aid or loans if you have a misdemeanor or felony drug crime conviction on your record. At Chieppor & Egner LLC, we will keep you aware of causes for caution and concern if you have been charged with a drug crime.
The Offenses, Substances, Potential Penalties And Defense Strategies
The sooner you have one of our defense attorneys on your side, the more likely you will have options for an effective defense after being charged with possession, manufacture, distribution or trafficking of one or more controlled substances, such as:
- Cocaine, crack cocaine and other “street” opioids
- Prescription drugs without a prescription
For a first misdemeanor offense, you are at risk of a jail sentence of up to one year and fines up to $5,000. For second and subsequent offenses, the jail sentence may be as long as three years and the fines as high as $25,000. For felony trafficking offenses at the federal level, lengthy prison sentences and fines of $250,000 or more are possible.
Attorneys Alex Egner and Jonathan Chieppor previously served as members of the district attorney’s drug unit in Lancaster County. They know the ins and outs of drug-related crimes and can defend your rights if you’re brought to court on charges related to controlled substances.
While marijuana is becoming increasingly popular, it is still illegal in the state of Pennsylvania. You may be charged with a crime relating to marijuana or another controlled substance. You may have multiple options available to you to resolve your case. Let us use our experience and knowledge of the system to get you a favorable outcome.
Stay Out Of Jail And On The Path To A Favorable Disposition Of Your Case
We have the commitment, knowledge and experience to help you resolve your drug crime case in Pennsylvania. Take the first step by discussing your situation with one of our defense lawyers.