If you are arrested for selling drugs in Philadelphia, you may be charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver. This criminal charge is also known as PWID. It means that you are alleged to have sold drugs. A criminal defense lawyer with experience fighting drug charges is critical to winning your case. Philadelphia drug lawyer Lauren Wimmer has beaten tons of cases where her clients are charged with PWID or simple drug possession. Let Wimmer Criminal Defense Law fight for you.
If police observe what they think is a hand-to-hand drug sale, you can be charged with PWID even if no drugs are found on you. Philadelphia Police often set up surveillance on blocks known for drug trafficking. They will then wait and arrest the person who purchased the drugs. They may also set up a controlled purchase using a Confidential Informant. These situations require a lawyer who is skilled at cross-examination because only then can the flaws in the investigation be exposed.
In short, yes. The amount of time depends on the type and amount of drugs. Drug charges like PWID can leave a lasting impression on your record. Even an arrest can prevent you from getting a job or housing. Through aggressive cross-examination, we have convinced judges that a police officer’s versions of events is not credible and that our client is innocent. To avoid jail time, getting your PWID charge dismissed as early as possible in the case is always the goal.
Whether you are accused of selling, manufacturing, or simply possessing drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, crack, heroin, fentanyl, or pills, our criminal defense firm has the knowledge and experience to fight your charges.
If you are ready to move forward with hiring a criminal defense lawyer, we are ready to discuss representation. Whether this is your first arrest or fifth, the stakes are the same. The goal is to avoid a conviction at all costs.
After discussing the facts of your unique case at your consultation, together we work to come up with a solution to beat your charges. Sometimes there is simply no defense. In those situations, we are prepared to negotiate the best possible offer. Some lawyers will “talk the talk”. Our clients appreciate the honesty that comes with hiring our office. If the law is not on our side, we are prepared to explain to you why. However, the goal is always to fight.
Clients often ask whether hiring our law firm will speed up their case. How long each criminal case takes to resolve depends on a number of factors. For example, the nature of the charges, the number of co-defendants, the length of the investigation, and the circumstances surrounding the investigation.
If you have been charged in Philadelphia with felony drug offenses like PWID, the first hearing you will have is the preliminary hearing. The judge at the preliminary hearing is not concerned with whether the search was legal or if the police are lying. The purpose of the preliminary hearing is simply to determine whether there is enough evidence at this very early stage of the case to move it forward. For example, whether there is enough evidence to prove that you were the person selling drugs.
Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer Lauren A. Wimmer has been recognized by SuperLawyers as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Philadelphia. Every client of Wimmer Criminal Defense Law is represented by Ms. Wimmer personally.
Navigating the criminal justice system is confusing and overwhelming. A drug conviction could follow you for the rest of your life. Allow us to explain the criminal process to you and show you how we can beat your drug case. Call (215) 712-1212 for a confidential consultation with a criminal defense attorney today.