Scranton Federal Drug Crimes Lawyer
Handling Federal Controlled Substances Cases in Lackawanna County
Because of the dangers controlled substances pose to the health and safety of individuals and society as a whole, the federal government aggressively pursues drug crimes. The cases are taken so seriously that, depending on the circumstances, a conviction can result in years to life in prison and thousands to millions of dollars in fines. If you're involved in a federal drug case, and you are convicted, the course of your life can alter substantially. Not only can you face the penalties named earlier, but even after completing your sentence, you may feel the effects of the conviction. For instance, an employer may deny you a job or a landlord may refuse to rent to you because of your criminal history.
When you're facing the very real and adverse consequences of a federal drug crime conviction, you need an attorney on your side who is ready to do what it takes to protect your rights, freedom, and future. At Rogan Law, we have handled thousands of cases and fight hard for our clients from beginning to end. Our federal drug crimes lawyer in Scranton is intimately familiar with laws and courtroom processes and will bring this knowledge to your case to develop an aggressive and unique defense for you.
We deliver personalized legal representation in Lackawanna County and are ready to help with your case. Schedule a free and confidential consultation by contacting us at (570) 906-8532 today.
Federal Drug Cases We Handle
The U.S. government has enacted various laws prohibiting specific conduct involving drugs.
At Rogan Law, we help individuals with all manner of federal controlled substances offenses, including, but not limited to:
Manufacturing, Distributing, Dispensing, or Possessing with the Intent to Engage in Any Such Conduct with a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance
Any person who violates this law may face harsh penalties. The punishments a court can impose depend on several factors, such as the type of drug involved, whether anyone was injured or died from using the substance, and the defendant's criminal history.
A few of the potential conviction penalties are as follows:
If the offense involved a Schedule I or II drug:
- Up to 20 years' imprisonment
- Between 20 years and life in prison if the offense resulted in serious bodily injury or death
- Up to $1,000,000 in fines (if the defendant is an individual)
- Up to $5,000,000 in fines (if the defendant is other than an individual)
If the offense involved a Schedule III drug:
- Up to 10 years in prison
- Up to 15 years in prison if the offense resulted in serious bodily injury or death
- Up to $500,000 in fines (if the defendant is an individual)
- Up to $2,500,000 (if the defendant is other than an individual)
If the offense involved a Schedule V substance:
- Up to 1 year in prison
- Up to $100,000 in fines (if the defendant is an individual)
- Up to $250,000 in fines (if the defendant is other than an individual)
Dispensing a Controlled Substance Using the Internet
If a person uses the Internet to deliver, distribute, or dispense a controlled substance, they may be penalized in the same manner as if they had physically dealt in the drug.
Simple Possession of Controlled Substances
Federal law prohibits any person from knowingly and intentionally possessing drugs – whether illegal substances or medications obtained without a valid prescription.
A conviction for the offense may result in:
- Imprisonment for up to 1 year
- A minimum fine of $1,000
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Reach out to our federal drug crime attorney in Scranton to discuss your situation. We will evaluate the merits of your specific case and develop a defense tailored for you.
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