What is possession with intent to deliver in Pennsylvania? VIDEO

Possession with intent to deliver, also known as PWID, is a drug offense in Pennsylvania; is a felony drug offense. The drug itself can vary, it can be cocaine, it could be heroin, oxycodone. As the name references, it's possessing drugs with the intent to distribute drugs, which means selling drugs in other words. A person can be charged with this offense, whether they're in constructive or actual possession of the drugs. Constructive possession meaning that it's within their dominion, and they have the intent and ability to control the drugs but not say on the person. Actual possession means that, for example, the drugs are on the person at the time of the arrest.

It's a very serious offense. Potential consequences can include jail, or prison time, other conditions of a sentence, they can affect a person in other ways. Having an experienced Pennsylvania criminal defense attorney will help you best prepare a defense. To address allegations of this nature there are various tools that an attorney can employ, such as a motion to suppress evidence to the drugs, for example, as police conducted an illegal search, for example. An experienced attorney should be in your corner from as early as possible in the process to help you understand and navigate the criminal process.

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