Our Philadelphia criminal lawyers have over 25 years
of combined legal practice – handling some of the
toughest cases in the country.
SKA Law is a premier, Philadelphia criminal defense law firm, founded by professional criminal attorneys. We take on cases other law firms turn down, because we know how to fight – and when to negotiate. Our goal is to get you the best outcome possible. No fluff. No nonsense. Our focus is results.
SKA Law takes on fewer clients than other firms – it’s because we believe that taking on fewer clients means we can provide more service, and better results.
Our firm has over 25 years of combined legal practice. Our Philadelphia criminal attorneys have been recognized by the top lawyer ranking services.
Our Philadelphia criminal attorneys are available 24/7- regardless of the holiday, or time of week. We are always available to help you.
We take on fewer clients than other firms. Each client works 1:1 on with one of our senior attorneys.
From simple possession charges to heroin trafficking and sales charges, Philadelphia Criminal Lawyers has the attorneys who protect our best interests when any type of drug charge rests on your shoulders. Possession of heroin is a serious charge in Philadelphia, one that you should never face in court without the legal expertise an attorney brings. You could face time in jail or prison, confinement to rehab, fines, probation, and a tarnished name that creates difficulty obtaining housing or employment in the future.
Heroin possession charges may range from simple possession to possession with intent to resell or one of the dozens of other criminal charges. Heroin is a Schedule I narcotic, meaning it has a serious risk of addiction and overdose. Possession of even small amounts of heroin may result in a felony criminal charge. Under one gram of heroin is a misdemeanor; anything over is a felony. Misdemeanor convictions may result in up to 11 months, 29 days behind bars, fines, probation, and other penalties while a felony conviction can lead to 5+ years in prison, rehab classes, and fines.
Heroin Trafficking Philadelphia
Trafficking heroin is a felony in Philadelphia, as are most criminal charges of trafficking. Conviction of felony trafficking is enough to send you to prison for up to 10 years, and sometimes longer, if it isn’t your first drug conviction. Our lawyers understand that your life on the line and we work overtime to represent you in the best way possible. We work to reduce the charges or the consequences you face if convicted. Bad things happen to good people. We’re around to help those individuals.
Consequences of Heroin Possession/Trafficking Conviction
Many people fail to realize the harm that a misdemeanor heroin charge causes, assuming only felony convictions are detrimental to their life. The truth is, any drug conviction can cause you trouble today and well into the future, even a misdemeanor. The consequences of a felony conviction are much harsher than those of a misdemeanor charge, but nonetheless ordeals you’d rather avoid.
Apart from time in jail or prison after a heroin possession or trafficking conviction, you also deal with consequences which include fines, probation, and the need to take drug classes. A heroin conviction may cause trouble getting a job, earning a college degree, and/or obtaining housing in the future. Your conviction will stay on your criminal record for the rest of your life, where anyone with an interest may access the information and cease their judgment upon you.
When life-shattering consequences are on the line, going to court without a lawyer is the last thing that you want to do. Schedule a free consultation with Philadelphia Criminal Lawyers to learn how our lawyers can benefit your case. This one call will reduce your worries and help you sleep better at night. There is no obligation, although we’re fairly confident you’ll want the expertise our attorneys bring to the courtroom on your case when so much is on the line.