If your child is charged with a drug offense, the consequences can negatively impact their life for years to come.
In Pennsylvania, if you are caught illegally possessing or selling marijuana, OxyContin, Adderall, anabolic steroids, cocaine or some other drug, you face penalties that include detention, fines and a criminal record.
A skilled defense lawyer can help keep a minor’s case in the juvenile court system where rehabilitation is the chief goal.
Juvenile Drug Offenses
In Pennsylvania, you face severe punishment for possessing, selling or intending to sell drugs.
If a juvenile court finds that you have committed a drug offense, your consequences can include:
- Juvenile detention
- Substance abuse programs
- Community service
- Random drug testing
- House arrest
If you have a repeat drug offense, you violated the terms of an earlier sentence or the drugs you were caught with were an especially large quantity, you may be charged as an adult.
How A Lawyer Will Help
If your child is arrested, you need an attorney who will stand by you every step of the way, work hard to discredit any evidence – and work with you to determine the best course of action.
If a minor’s case is going to be tried in an adult court, whenever possible your attorney will try to have the case moved to a juvenile court.
Pennsylvania Minors Law
Laws for minors are described and defined in The Pennsylvania Code under Title 18, Chapter 63. Read the code here.
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Based on the evidence, Fienman Defense will try to get juvenile charges dismissed or lowered. Should the case go to a hearing or trial, we will fight to present the strongest defense possible for your situation.