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Drug Offenses

The criminal defense lawyers at Kope and Associates have experience in handling drug possession and other drug and narcotic crime cases in Harrisburg, York, and throughout Central Pennsylvania.

Drugs are a direct cause of criminal activity in Central Pennsylvania. Due to the connection between drugs and other crimes, particularly violent crimes, the penalties for drug offenses dramatically increase based on the quantity of drugs involved and their intended use. Common drug law violations and narcotic offense charges include drug or narcotic:

  • Possession
  • Possession with intent to deliver
  • Importation
  • Transportation
  • Cultivation and sales
  • Distribution
  • Trafficking and manufacture of methamphetamine and/or possession of chemicals (i.e. ephedrine or pseudo ephedrine) for manufacturing

The skilled criminal defense attorneys at Kope and Associates have experience identifying problems with the Commonwealth’s case and challenging these problems in court. Their goal is to keep illegally obtained evidence away from the jury. If the evidence is admitted, the Commonwealth still needs to be able to prove that the drugs were actually in your possession, under your control, or otherwise clearly belonging to you. This can be extremely difficult to prove, especially when drugs are found in an area where many people have access, or if the drugs found were not under your exclusive control. The Commonwealth has to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and the criminal defense lawyers at Kope & Associates will create doubt in order to exonerate you.

It takes an attorney with confidence and knowledge to deal with the people when it comes to defending individuals against criminal drug charges. Furthermore, early intervention in criminal defense matters, specifically drug and narcotic offenses, is absolutely essential.

If you have been charged with a drug offense in Harrisburg, York, or surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, please contact Kope and Associates as soon as possible for a free consultation. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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