Northeastern Pennsylvania Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer
Illegal drug activity is a prime target for law enforcement agents and prosecutors with mandatory sentencing laws overshadowing any prosecution. The classification of the offense and penalties you may face if convicted depend on many factors, including the type and quantity of drug, the purpose of the activity (manufacture, sale or use), and any prior criminal history.
Drug cases are often complicated and can sometimes drag on for months at a time, damaging your and your family’s reputation and impacting your professional and personal relationships. Drug crimes can be graded as low as a misdemeanor or as high as a felony. Whether you are charged with simple possession or possession with intent to deliver (PWID), you need to take immediate action to protect yourself and personal liberties.
The Law Offices of Philip Gelso has extensive experience handling a broad array of drug offenses. Attorney Philip Gelso has over twenty-five (25) years of experience handling drug crimes from possession of a small amount of marijuana to federal conspiracy cases involving distribution of controlled substances. Based in Kingston, Attorney Gelso has represented hundreds of clients charged with misdemeanor and felony drug charges in state and federal courts in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre as well as counties throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.
With extensive experience in both state and federal courts, Attorney Gelso is well-equipped to provide an effective defense against drug charges at any level, including:
- Drug possession or unlawful use of any controlled substance
- Possession with intent to sell or distribute
- Sale or distribution of drugs
- Drug trafficking, conspiracy and other charges often filed in federal court
- Illegal marijuana cultivation, drug manufacturing, or possession of chemicals for drug manufacturing
- Prescription fraud
- Prosecution as a special drug offender or habitual criminal