Pennsylvania Drug Crimes Attorney
Mandatory Sentencing in
Pennsylvania State Court
Mandatory Sentencing in PA can be the most upsetting part of being prosecuted for Possession with the Intent to Deliver.
A mere two grams of cocaine on a second Possession with the Intent to Deliver conviction can result in a three to six year jail sentence.
Also, if a loved one is convicted of Possession with the Intent to Deliver and that person possessed a firearm at the time of the arrest, that person may face a five to ten year minimum sentence.
Read more below for a detailed account of Pennsylvania's Mandatory Minimums.
- Drug delivery resulting in death. 5 years total confinement
- Trafficking drugs to minors. 1 year total confinement, or (promoting habitual use or engage in trafficking, 1,000 feet of real property of school, school bus, 500 feet school bus stop) 3 years total confinement.
- PWID in a Drug free school zones. 2 years total confinement / 4 year maximum
- Manufacture of amphetamines, methamphetamine, or phenylacetone, and phenyl-2-proponone. 2 years total confinement
2 lbs. to < 10 lbs. or 10 to < 21 live plants.
1st conviction 1 year, subsequent - 2 years
10 lbs. to < 50 lbs. or 21 to 51 live plants
1st conviction 3 years, subsequent - 4 years
50 lbs. or more or 51 live plants or more.
1st conviction 5 years subsequent - 5 years
1 gram to < 5 grams 1st conviction 2 years, subsequent - 3 years
5 grams to < 50 grams 1st conviction 3 years, subsequent - 5 years
50 grams or more 1st conviction 5 years, subsequent - 7 years
2 grams to < 10 grams 1st conviction 1 years, subsequent - 3 years
10 grams < 100 grams 1st conviction 3 years, subsequent - 5 years
100 grams or more 1st conviction 4 years, subsequent - 7 years
- Methamphetamine / Phencyclidine
5 grams to < 10 grams 1st conviction 3 years, subsequent - 5 years
10 grams to < 100 grams 1st conviction 4 years, subsequent - 7 years
100 grams or more 1st conviction 5 years, subsequent - 8 years
5 grams or more 1st conviction 2.5 years, subsequent - 5 years
50 tables to < 200 tablets or 25 grams to < 100 grams
1st conviction 1 year, subsequent - 3 years
200 tablets or more or 100 grams or more
1st conviction 2.5 years, subsequent - 5 years
- Any conviction of possession with the intent to deliver and a possession of a firearm is a 5 to 10 year mandatory.
Sentencing Implications in Federal Court
Sentencing issues in Federal Court are far more complicated then of those in state court.
In Federal Court our clients are often looking at sentences that would overwhelm the normal citizen. As a result of the complexities of the Federal system, we cannot begin to list the issues here.
If you have any questions in regard to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines or are currently under investigation or indictment, we invite you to come into our office for a free consultation.
Click a Narcotics Topic Below To Learn More:
- Possession with the Intent to Deliver (PWID)
- Forfeiture and the Return of Property
- Bail Reductions - Nebbia Orders
- Internet Drug Trafficking
- International Drug Prosecution
- The Law of Suppression
- Pennsylvania’s Mandatory Sentences
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