Drug Charge Defense Attorney

An arrest on drug charges can change your life in an instant. The penalties and consequences of conviction can result in jail time, heavy fines and a permanent criminal record, which will place immediate and substantial limitations on your rights and freedoms.

However, you have options with experienced legal defense. Police officer violations of procedure, evidence collection, illegal search and seizure, overlooking of facts, failures to collect all witness accounts and more can lead to inflated charges against you and wrongful conviction.

DO NOT make any statements to police officers before consulting a proven and experienced criminal defense lawyer. If you know someone who has been arrested on drug charges, call the Law Office of Chad M. Salsman in Towanda right away!

Fighting Drug Charges In Pennsylvania

If you have been arrested in Bradford County or surrounding areas, attorney Chad M. Salsman can meet with you and provide essential legal advice today. Mr. Salsman is an experienced drug charge attorney handling Athens, Sayre, Towanda and Tunkhannock-area defense cases of all types, including:

  • Marijuana possession and sales
  • Prescription drug possession and sales (Vicodin, Percocet, OxyContin and others you did not have a prescription for at time of arrest)
  • Bath salts possession and sales
  • Methamphetamine possession and sales
  • Cocaine possession and sales
  • Heroin possession and sales
  • Drug possession with intent to deliver
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Drug manufacture
  • Drug trafficking

In many cases, penalties for a first offense of possession include a fine of up to $5,000, up to one year in jail or both. Convictions on second or subsequent offenses bring a fine of up to $25,000, up to three years in prison or both.

Penalties do vary based on amount, type of drug and the charges against you: Charges of possession with intent to deliver, distribution and manufacture carry higher possible fines and prison terms upon conviction as felony drug crimes. Penalties for crimes involving cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, marijuana, prescription drugs and all others vary as well, depending on the charges and the amount gathered as evidence. In many cases, people face a fine of up to $250,000, up to 15 years in jail or both.

It is critical that you speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible to discuss the specific circumstances of your case and retain representation.

Call Chad M. Salsman Now!

Chad Salsman is a former prosecutor and public defender. He is knowledgeable in prosecution strategies, including negotiating to significantly mitigate and reduce penalties. If you have been arrested on or are under investigation for any prescription drug charges or other drug offenses, please email or call the office today at 570-316-4037 or toll free at 800-655-5414 to schedule a meeting with Mr. Salsman.