In Pittsburgh and under Pennsylvania law, controlled substances are illegal, and it is illegal to possess them, or participate in their cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution.
Controlled substances are any item, not just drugs, whose manufacturing, distribution, and possession are regulated by the government. An individual can be charged with drug offenses if there is reasonable evidence that the individual knowingly and intentionally possessed or participated in manufacture or distribution.
Substances are organized under a set of classifications, which categorize them based on potential for abuse. Depending on the type of substance and the amount in possession, penalties can vary from probation to prison sentences and hefty fines.
If you’ve been charged with any sort of drug offense in the Pittsburgh area, Joseph Horowitz is an experienced criminal defense lawyer that can work with you to provide effective counsel in your case. If you have questions or need help with a drug offense case, contact Joseph Horowitz at (412) 276-5896 to request a consultation.