The charge of Possession With Intent to Deliver is a serious criminal offense and it has serious consequences if convicted. If you have been charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver immediately contact the Law Office of Casey P. Mullen at 412-403-5691 for a free consultation to evaluate your case, explore your defenses and develop a plan of action with a skilled and aggressive defense attorney.
Below find the Pennsylvania Criminal Statute that defines Possession With Intent to Deliver.
35 P.S. 780-113(a)(30) defines manufacturing, delivering or possession with intent to distribute as:
The manufacture, delivery, or possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance by a person not registered or licensed by the appropriate State Board; or, creating, delivering, or possessing with intent to deliver a counterfeit controlled substance.
The penalties for the above crime depend on the specific drug or drugs in question. Most substances are categorized by the federal drug Schedule (I-V) classifications. All penalties, however, are graded as a felony.
The following breakdown describes the penalties you may face depending on the drug. It is important to talk with an attorney, however, to get a detailed explanation of the penalties you face as a number of other factors can play a part in its determination.
- Schedule I or II drugs (for example, heroine) – up to 15 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine.
- Coca (Cocaine) and its derivatives, methamphetamines (Meth), phencyclidines (PCP), or Marijuana in excess of 1,000 pounds – up to 10 years in prison and up to a $100,000 fine.
- Any other Schedule I, II or III drug not mentioned above – up to 5 years in prison and a up to a $15,000 fine.
- Schedule IV drugs – up to 3 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
Schedule V drugs – up to 1 year in prison and up to a $1,000 fine.