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November 4, 2015

Philadelphia DUI Arrests & Challenges to the Case. By a criminal attorney in Philadelphia

DUI Arrests in Philadelphia

Driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) cases are among the most common criminal cases in Philadelphia. These cases are often complex, as they usually involve issues related to the constitutionality of the initial traffic stop and lab tests proving blood alcohol concentration (BAC).

DUI Sentencing in Pennsylvania

Sentencing for DUI convictions in Pennsylvania depends on two factors: 1. the actual BAC level, and 2. the number of prior DUI offenses, if any. In general, the higher the BAC, the more severe the...

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September 23, 2015

Sentences for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (PWID) in Philadelphia

Sentences for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (PWID) in Philadelphia Under Pennsylvania law, individuals who are facing charges for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver often face stiff penalties including prison sentences. As a general rule, the severity of the sentence depends on several important factors:

  • nature and quantity of the drugs involved,
  • presence of aggravating factors, and
  • prior criminal record.
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September 9, 2015

Common Criminal Cases in Philadelphia (State Court)

1. Drug Cases - The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act Drug cases are among the most common types of criminal cases in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania’s Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act (Act) defines drug possession offenses. See 35 Pennsylvania Statutes § 780-113. Common offenses under the Act include Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Deliver/Manufacture. Common drugs in Philadelphia criminal cases include marijuana, cocaine, crack or heroin. Other cases may...

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August 12, 2015

Drug Trafficking Charges in Pennsylvania – Criminal Defense

Attorney Marc Neff routinely handles complex drug trafficking prosecutions including large scale manufacture or distribution cases including the manufacture or distribution of large amounts of cocaine, heroin, etc. Drug trafficking charges may be prosecuted under state or federal laws. In most drug trafficking cases, state or federal, the defendant faces a mandatory minimum prison sentence. A federal drug trafficking conviction for a Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 drug may result in a life sentence, especially for repeat...

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July 28, 2015

Possession with Intent to Deliver Charges in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Drug Dealing Law

Possession with Intent to Deliver (PWID) or drug dealing charges are one of the most common criminal cases in Philadelphia. If you’re facing a PWID or drug dealing charge in Philadelphia, it is important to know and understand the law and how it applies to your case. Below is a discussion of drug dealing laws in Pennsylvania and how these cases are commonly handled. Pennsylvania PWID Law The Pennsylvania Controlled Substances, Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics Act details various drug dealing crimes, including PWID. Under subsection 13(a)(30), the crime of PWID is...

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