Drug Crimes

If you’ve been arrested on a drug-related charge in Pennsylvania, you need legal counsel from the Delaware County law firm of Raffaele Puppio.

An arrest for any kind of drug-related charge can permanently damage your future prospects for employment, housing, and other applications that include a background check. It can be used against you in official proceedings such as child custody hearings. Even a relatively minor charge, such as possession of marijuana, can affect you years or even decades after the fact.

Furthermore, mistakes by law enforcement when attempting to enforce drug laws are commonplace. Field identification of both drugs and so-called “drug paraphernalia” often is subjective and sometimes is made by police officers without the necessary specialized training to distinguish those materials from innocuous and legal items. Additionally, many local police departments lack the equipment to perform quick and reliable laboratory testing of materials they confiscate, necessitating transfers of evidence to third parties. At every step, there is an additional chance for human error to contaminate the process.

For charges ranging from simple possession to trafficking, manufacture, and distribution of controlled substances, the Delaware County defense attorneys at Raffaele Puppio ensure that you receive a legal defense that keeps the burden of evidence where it belongs - on the state.

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