State College Pennsylvania Law Category: drug offenses

Drug Crimes and Fourth Amendment Violations February 19, 2024 | drug offenses

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides a critical check on law enforcement powers, stating that citizens have the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. This protection is especially pertinent in drug crime investigations. Any evidence police gather in violation of the Fourth Amendment can be deemed inadmissible in court. For example, if law enforcement conducts a search without a warrant or… READ MORE

Drug Possession vs. Intent to Distribute: Differentiating Charges in Pennsylvania February 05, 2024 | drug offenses

When it comes to drug-related offenses, the distinction between ‘drug possession’ and ‘intent to distribute’ is not just a matter of semantics but can significantly impact the course and consequence of a legal case. Drug Possession in Pennsylvania Drug possession in Pennsylvania’s legal framework refers to the act of having control over illegal drugs. This charge can vary in severity, but it is distinct from the… READ MORE

Can an Attorney Help Me if I Got Caught with Drugs in PA? August 22, 2022 | drug offenses

Because of the severe impact of drugs on people’s lives, the government imposes harsh penalties across the country to serve as some kind of deterrence. It is the objective of these laws to punish those convicted with drug charges to serve as an example to others; so that they may do something about their drug addiction before it is too late. Pennsylvania is one of the… READ MORE

Drug Offenses in Pennsylvania and How an Attorney Can Help July 25, 2022 | drug offenses

Drug offenses have serious punishments in Pennsylvania. In fact, their local laws are among the toughest in the United States, which means that you should be really concerned in case you get involved in this situation. Beyond being really concerned, however, the more crucial thing for you to do is to hire the services of a criminal defense attorney in PA immediately to help you get… READ MORE

How drug convictions endanger financial aid eligibility December 31, 2019 | drug offenses

Higher education is unquestionably expensive, and many college students and families across Pennsylvania rely on federal financial aid to help them pay for a college education. At Engle, Kauffman & VanHorn, P.C., we recognize that drug convictions have the potential to make financial aid recipients ineligible to receive federal assistance any longer. We have helped many college students facing drug charges defend themselves and fight to maintain… READ MORE