Drug Charges

We defend illegal drug cases in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, and Delaware County. In addition, these Pennsylvania counties we defend drug cases in Camden, Gloucester, Cumberland, Cape May, and Atlantic County in New Jersey. Drug crimes involve possession and/or distribution of schedule I, schedule II, or schedule III drugs. Schedule I drugs are those substances with no excepted medical use which have a high potential for abuse. These drugs include heroine, LSD, marijuana, ecstasy, and methamphetamines.


Schedule II drugs are substances with a high potential for abuse which can cause severe psychological or physical dependence. Schedule II drugs are considered less dangerous then schedule I drugs and examples of these substances include cocaine, methamphetamine, methadone, OxyContin, PCP, and Ritalin.


Schedule III drugs are substances with a low to moderate potential for physical or psychological dependence which are less serious then schedule I or schedule II drugs. Examples of these drugs include Vicodin, Tylenol with codeine, anabolic steroids, and testosterone.


If you are charged with an illegal drug crime in Pennsylvania or New Jersey you must understand the difference between simple possession and possession with the intent to deliver or distribute. The seriousness of the offense will depend on the substance (schedule I, schedule II, or schedule III). It’s also important to understand the difference between constructive and actual possession. This concept is critical to defending an illegal drug or an illegal gun case. You can find more about how our law firm defends illegal drug cases by reading our monthly blog, watching our videos, or subscribing to our monthly newsletter. Our book – Commonwealth v. YOU!  is also an excellent link to understand not only illegal gun and drug crimes but also how violations of your constitutional rights under the Fourth, Fifth, or Sixth Amendment.


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