Recent Posts in Drug Possession Category

  • Drug Crimes: Penalties for Buying vs. Selling

    || 20-Nov-2015

    In the state of Pennsylvania, both buying and selling drugs are criminal offenses. Aside from legal prescription use and sale, controlled dangerous substances (CDS) such as marijuana, cocaine, LSD, heroin, and prescription drugs are strictly prohibited from being possessed or sold. A charge for either of these drug crimes can carry a myriad of harsh penalties, exposing a person to the possibility ...
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  • Can I get a DUI for Smoking Pot?

    || 12-Dec-2013

    YES! Under Pennsylvania law, if you are driving a vehicle and if you get pulled over, then a police officer may request that you submit to a blood or urine test if he reasonably suspects you are impaired or if he has reasonable suspicion that you may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If the blood or urine test comes back positive for marijuana (any amount above 1ng/mL), then you are ...
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  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Six months home confinement and eighteen months probation in a federal felony drug case. Our client was in federal court because a federal grand jury sitting in Scranton, PA had returned a two-count Indictment against him and 13 other persons alleging a felony conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute in excess of 5 ...
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  • Supreme Court Tightens the Leash on Police Dogs

    || 26-Mar-2013

    The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects our right to be free from "unreasonable searches and seizures" and requires police to obtain a warrant before conducting a search. In recent years, society has watched with tacit compliance as our civil liberties and freedom from government oversight slowly eroded to pave the way for "homeland security." Although the competing ...
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  • How Can I Get My Criminal Record Expunged?

    || 6-Jul-2012

    How can I get my criminal record expunged? Did you get an underage drinking offense? Want to get your DUI expunged from your record? Is a prior misdemeanor charge holding you back from getting hired by employers? In general, a criminal history record (criminal record) can be expunged when: 1. a person reaches 70 years old and hasn't had any criminal problems in 10 years; or 2. a person has ...
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  • 9 People Arrested in Pittston Drug Ring

    || 19-Apr-2012

    Are you facing federal drug charges ? Call ROGAN LAW Drug charges are some of the most common criminal charges filed by police in Pennsylvania and across the country. Suspects are often charged not only with possession of the substance, but are also charged with the more serious offense of intent to deliver a controlled substance. According to Pennsylvania criminal law statutes, in order to ...
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  • Drug Ring Bust Leads to Hundreds Being Charged

    || 15-Nov-2011

    Drug possession is a very serious charge and carries with it serious penalties including fines and jail time. According to American Jurisprudence Journal, the state may establish that possession is either actual or constructive. Actual possession is met when the person being charged with possession has the controlled substance on their person; while constructive possession is met when the person ...
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  • Drug Charges Stem from Consent to Search

    || 6-Nov-2011

    Drug Charges Stem from Suspecting Consenting to Police Search Many drug arrests stem from the suspect consenting to a search by police officers. According to the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, police need a warrant based upon probable cause to search a person or a search is considered unreasonable and illegal. In order for consent to be valid, the suspect must knowingly and intelligently ...
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  • Traffic Stop Could Lead to Drug Charges

    || 27-Sep-2011

    When a police officer stops a motor vehicle during a traffic or speeding violation, it is important for the driver to remain calm and to be respectful with the officer. Suspicious activity and behavior of the driver or passengers inside the car may provide the officer probable cause to search the vehicle. Although the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects citizens from unreasonable ...
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  • Scranton Bar Stabbing

    || 19-Sep-2011

    Scranton Police Search for Suspect in Bar Stabbing. Assault is the knowing or intentional infliction of bodily harm upon another. Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object used as a weapon and/or an intent to cause serious bodily injury to the other person. The object need not be a knife or gun, but could be any object used to inflict bodily harm upon ...
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  • Robbery and Theft Attorney in Scranton

    || 3-Jan-2011

    Robbery is defined as theft by use of force, whether with slight force or through the use of a weapon. It is a very serious offense, carrying a sentence of up to twenty years in prison. Penalties for a robbery offense have the potential to seriously disrupt your life, especially if you do not have an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you navigate the criminal justice system. Today's ...
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  • Scranton Drug Bust

    || 25-Sep-2010

    After what Scranton law enforcement officials are calling a "significant" drug bust Friday night, police are warning other dealers that the city is cracking down on drug activity. According to this morning's Times-Tribune, the Scranton police force has added another officer and an inter-agency liaison to the city's drug unit, bringing its total personnel to six. The arrests came ...
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  • Wilkes-Barre Drug Free Block Party

    || 9-Jul-2010

    As someone who regularly works with people facing Wilkes-Barre drug charges, I was glad to see an article in today's Times Leader about the Drug Free Block Party scheduled for this Saturday on Public Square. The event will feature both entertainers and speakers who share the goal of pulling the community together and lifting it up. A drug free party means a party less likely to result in ...
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  • Scranton Drug-Related Robberies

    || 29-Jun-2010

    A man convicted of having committed two Scranton drug-related robberies has been sentenced to up to 23 years in prison for his crimes, according to the Times-Tribune. The man, who admitted the crimes, said that they were motivated by his crack cocaine addiction. This case shows just how serious Scranton drug-related crime penalties can be. When you or someone you love gets into serious trouble ...
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  • Scranton Heroin Charges

    || 24-May-2010

    Law enforcement officials nationwide are facing a new enemy - a super-pure heroin so deadly it can lead to immediate death for users. The Associated Press reports that police officers have begun finding users dead with syringes still in their arms, or lying face down next to the straw they had used to snort the drug. Heroin deaths rose more than 18 percent between 2007 and 2008, and law ...
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  • This was a big week for local law enforcement in Monroe County who have been working with the FBI, the DEA and the U.S. Marshals to investigate and bust what the Pocono Record describes today as, "the biggest cocaine syndicate in the Mount Pocono and Tobyhanna areas." In fact, one of the six men arrested in a major raid on Tuesday morning was described in court papers as the ...
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  • Police Seize Heroin, Crack and Cocaine in Wilkes-Bare Drug Bust

    || 28-Apr-2010

    State police seized approximately $60,000 worth of illegal heroin, crack and cocaine, and arrested three people on drug charges today, according to the Times Leader. Wilkes-Barre drug charges should not be taken lightly, and the three individuals involved in these arrests, as well as any others who are suspected in similar or related crimes, should choose their Wilkes-Barre drug crime lawyer ...
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  • Wilkes-Barre Drug Crime

    || 16-Apr-2010

    Today's Times Leader reports that a Kingston woman pled guilty to several charges connected with a series of residential burglaries she committed last year. She and her boyfriend apparently committed the crimes to support their heroin addiction. The real life consequences of committing a Wilkes-Barre drug crime are serious. In addition to the obvious physical risks of the drugs themselves, the ...
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  • Scranton, Pennsylvania Drug Crime: DUID

    || 11-Apr-2010

    Most people know that driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) is a crime. What few recognize, however, is that driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) is also a punishable Scranton, Pennsylvania DUI crime, as well as a crime in all 50 states. How states structure their DUID laws varies. In some states, law enforcement and prosectors must demonstrate that your illicit drug use caused ...
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  • Wilkes-Barre Drug Crime: Do I Need an Attorney?

    || 11-Apr-2010

    If you think you might need an attorney to defend your rights in a Wilkes-Barre drug crime case, then chances are you probably do. If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a Wilkes-Barre drug crime, then you should immediately involve a Wilkes-Barre criminal defense attorney. A Wilkes-Barre criminal defense lawyer from Rogan Law will fight on your side against the tireless attempts ...
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  • According to The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) , nearly 100 million Americans admit having smoked marijuana, and 20 million Americans admit having done so in the past year. Over the past decade, 6.5 million Americans have been arrested on marijuana charges; the vast majority of those arrests - nearly 90% - have been for simple possession. Watching the national news ...
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  • Stroudsburg, PA Criminal Lawyer

    || 29-Mar-2010

    Being arrested for any crime is scary and intimidating. One of the most important steps you can take immediately after your arrest is to involve an experienced criminal defense lawyer in your case to make sure that your legal rights are not violated and that someone with professional insight into the workings of the criminal justice system is fighting on your side. If you need a Stroudburg, PA ...
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  • Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Drug Lawyer

    || 18-Mar-2010

    Yesterday, a 21-year-old man from the Wilkes-Barre area allegedly mugged and injured an 83-year-old woman. The young man is charged with robbery, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. The Citizens' Voice reports that the man was already on bail in connection with previous accusations that he had committed theft - stealing from his mother - to support his heroin habit; he ...
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  • Pike County Drug Charges

    || 4-Mar-2010

    Police patrolling Nay Aug Park on Tuesday arrested a Milford man who was wanted by the district attorney on Pike County drug charges, according to the Times-Tribune. Now, this story may or may not interest you as much as the paper's extensive coverage of the Lackawanna County woman who saw the image of Jesus in a jug of pizza sauce last Friday. You can click here for that article and a link to ...
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  • Old Forge Gunman Arrested

    || 25-Jan-2010

    The Times-Tribune reports that Old Forge schools were shut down and several local roads closed this afternoon while police worked to apprehend an alleged gunman roaming in and out of the woods in a residential and business neighborhood near West Oak Street Cemetery. Thank goodness, Old Forge pizza production appears to have remained unaffected. In all seriousness, a man with a gun trying to escape ...
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