State College Pennsylvania Law Category: drug offenses

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

Bills to decrease minor drug offense penalties in PA advance October 18, 2018 | drug offenses, firm news

Drug offenses are some of the most aggressively prosecuted crimes. People can wind up spending years in prison for even a single or minor offense. And because many of the people who face these penalties are young people, they often suffer severe consequences like loss of academic and professional opportunities as well as a lifetime of being held back by a criminal record. However, state legislators… READ MORE

Are drug-sniffing dogs reliable? September 06, 2018 | drug offenses, firm news

Dogs are incredible animals. They can be excellent protectors and loving companions. However, they are not perfect, especially when it comes to drug-sniffing dogs. Drug-sniffing dogs are often used by police during traffic stops and other situations where police have reason to suspect there are drugs on a person or in a certain location. But just because police frequently utilize drug-sniffing dogs does not mean they… READ MORE