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Philadelphia doctor gets 7 years for drug convictions

Drug charges in Pennsylvania may carry a mandatory minimum depending on circumstances such as the type of drug, the amount and prior convictions. An arrest on drug charges may incur other penalties such as the loss of professional licenses, even when it does not result in a conviction. The following account shows how a doctor can be faced with criminal drug charges for allegedly writing prescriptions improperly.

Pennsylvania State Representative found guilty of DUI

As some people in Pennsylvania have learned, being arrested and charged with drunk driving is a very unpleasant experience. The social consequences of charges for driving under the influence can bring humiliation to entire families long before a person is even found guilty. If a person is convicted, the legal consequences can involve hundreds of dollars in fines and a license suspension, as well as jail time. For people in certain careers, a DUI can have additional ramifications.

Guilty plea for Pennsylvania man facing 103 drug charges

In a court of law, drug charges are considered to be among the most serious offenses that a defendant can face. Charges of drug dealing and drug trafficking can bring with them long prison terms, steep fines and other serious consequences that can have a long-term impact on the life of the accused.

Johnstown police discover alleged drug operation

Crimes involving drugs are harshly punished in Pennsylvania and charges should never be taken lightly by defendants. Drug charges ranging from possession to distribution can lead to stiff penalties that include months or even years of prison time, probation and steep fines.

Two juveniles charged as adults in Christmas night attack

Being charged with a crime as a child can have lasting repercussions and long-term consequences that follow an individual into adulthood. Most cases involving juveniles, including cases of drug possession, shoplifting or underage drinking, are handled in the juvenile court system. However, when violent crimes or sex crimes are committed, the courts sometimes have the option to charge juveniles as adults.

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