Drug trafficking and drug dealing are serious offenses in Pennsylvania and can carry extremely harsh penalties. Depending on the amount of a controlled substance recovered and the law enforcement agency involved, drug trafficking can lead to prosecution in state or federal court, with far-reaching and intrusive investigations. If you are convicted of drug trafficking, you may face years in prison and expensive fines.
If you are facing drug trafficking charges in Pennsylvania, or you think you may be under investigation, you should contact an attorney immediately. The criminal defense lawyers at Kenny, Burns & McGill have handled thousands of cases from start to finish, many of which have involved the trafficking of controlled substances at the local, state, and federal level.
It is important to note the difference between drug trafficking and drug dealing. Low-level drug dealers tend to be charged with possession with intent to distribute or deliver (PWID). These are dealers who are found with a relatively small amount of a drug which is packaged for distribution and/or alongside a sizeable amount of cash. Drug trafficking is dealing on a large scale, often measured in kilos or pounds instead of in grams and ounces. Four dime bags of weed and $300 in cash might get you a PWID charge; four bricks of weed and $12,000 in cash might very well get you a drug trafficking charge.
Whether your drug trafficking charges involve the cultivation, transportation, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances, the criminal defense lawyers at Kenny, Burns & McGill are ready to step in and provide the aggressive representation you deserve.