Pennsylvania Cocaine Laws
Cocaine is a common street drug used and sold in Pennsylvania. It is relatively inexpensive and easy to obtain. A cocaine charge of any kind in Pennsylvania is very serious and can change your life for years to come. If you are arrested in the Berks County or Lebanon County, PA areas for possession of cocaine, sale of cocaine or cocaine trafficking it is in your best interest to consult with a Pennsylvania Cocaine Charge Defense Attorney who is familiar with Pennsylvania cocaine laws.
Pennsylvania Cocaine Statutes – Possession, PWID and Delivery
Cocaine Possession – 35 P.S. 780-113(a)(16) prohibits “[k]nowingly or intentionally possessing a controlled or counterfeit substance by a person not registered under this act, or a practitioner not registered or licensed by the appropriate State board, unless the substance was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription order or order of a practitioner, or except as otherwise authorized by this act.”
In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania possession, use and consumption of cocaine is a misdemeanor. First time offenders may face up to 1 year in jail and or up to a $5,000.00 fine. Subsequent offenses may result in up to 3 years in prison and or up to a $25,000.00 fine.
Possession with Intent to Deliver, Manufacturing, Delivery or Sale Of Cocaine- 35 P.S. 780-113(a)(30) prohibits the following: “[e]xcept as authorized by this act, the manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, a controlled substance by a person not registered under this act, or a practitioner not registered or licensed by the appropriate State board, or knowingly creating, delivering or possessing with intent to deliver, a counterfeit controlled substance.”
Possession with Intent to Deliver- Cocaine or Delivery of Cocaine is considered a felony in Pennsylvania. You may face up to 10 5 years in prison and or a $250100,000.00 fine. The consequences and fines double if you are arrested for a subsequent offense
Cocaine Trafficking – If you are caught trafficking cocaine it is considered a felony. Prison sentences and fines differ depending on the quantity you were caught with.
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