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Impact of a Drug Crime on Your Life

There are various levels of charges for the crime of drug possession, but in fact, all are serious, whether misdemeanor or felony. The impact on your opportunities can be very negative even if you have a misdemeanor conviction for marijuana possession. When a prospective employer does a background search and finds a drug crime conviction, it is bound to influence a decision. Drug users are considered to be a danger and most employers are not interested in hiring those who are in any way involved.

Powerful Defense Against Drug Possession Charges

At Ilkanoff & Silverstein, we take on drug possession cases with the full intention of seeking out any possible flaw or error in the case against our client, and relentlessly exploiting these flaws, both in and out of court. If your rights were violated when searched, you can be confident that this will be brought to the attention of the court when we file a motion to have the evidence against you suppressed.

Our York possession lawyer is in your corner, and we are prepared to fight at every step of the criminal justice process. Contact our firm today for answers to your questions

Penalties for Drug Possession in York, Pennsylvania

The knowing and intentional possession of a controlled substance can lead to serious penalties, whether the drug is:

  • Marijuana
  • Meth
  • Ecstasy
  • LSD
  • Cocaine
  • Crack
  • Heroin
  • Prescription drug

For marijuana, less than 30 grams in possession is a misdemeanor, while over 30 grams, no matter how much, can lead to up to 1 year in jail. If you have a prior marijuana possession charge, you could face 3 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. For over 1,000 lbs of marijuana, the penalties are up to 10 years in prison and fines as high as $100,000 or more – based upon the street value of the drugs.

For cocaine, a first offense could be filed as a misdemeanor, with fines up to $5,000, while a second offense will mean a potential 3 years in prison and a fine of as much as $25,000. For trafficking the penalties are increased to up to 15 years and fines that could range as high as $250,000 or more, based upon the street value of the drugs involved. In cases of selling cocaine to a minor, the penalties are doubled.

It is clear that no matter what drug is involved, you need to take action for your defense. Your future freedom is at risk. Don't take any chances when retaining an attorney – make sure you have a seasoned professional on your side.

Contact us at once for assistance.

Client Testimonials

  • “Nevertheless, Paula Silverstein smiled and stepped right up to see me through these issues until they are corrected and closed. ”

    Former Client

  • “I have my future back thanks to him.”

    Former Client

  • “It was the first time I had ever been pulled over even for a ticket! I was scared and unsure of how to proceed and Mr. Ilkhanoff was of GREAT help.”

    Former Client

  • “You have been wonderful to me; a counselor, an advocate, and even a trusted friend. I can't imagine anyone else who would dig in and build my case, insuring that my future financial needs will be so well accommodated.”


  • “Paula was able to take a situation in which I felt helpless and completely turn it around. Thinking back, there’s no one else I would’ve rather had to represent my son and I.”

    Former Client

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