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Pittsburgh Drug Offenses

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.

Basics of Drug Offenses

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.

Understanding Your Case

In the event that you are facing drug charges, it’s critical to understand your offense and the options you have for fighting the case. A knowledgeable drug offense lawyer can break down the information and offer effective legal advice. There are various defenses to drug offenses, including lack of knowledge and intent, possession of insufficient quantities, unlawful seizure of the drug by law enforcement, and entrapment.

Attorney Joseph Horowitz has successfully navigated drug offenses and has achieved great results for clients. Find out how he can fight for your rights and your future. A consultation of your drug offense case can yield powerful information that could positively alter the direction of your case. Drug charges could jeopardize current and future employment, ** cause your driving privleges to be suspended and other important aspects of your life. Don’t risk being unprepared. Contact our law firm today for more information.


“I will do everything I can to help you.  Do not try and go it alone. The best thing you can do is call me for a free consultation and then decided what is best for you and your future”   Attorney Joseph Horowitz