Understand Your Options by Exploring Diversionary Programs for Marijuana Crimes
Although the laws surrounding marijuana have relaxed in numerous states, being charged with marijuana possession or other related charges in the state of Pennsylvania can have a lasting impact on your criminal record.
For many, especially young people who may be entering or already enrolled in college, the consequences go beyond fines or jail time. A tarnished criminal record — whether it's a DUI charge or a drug crime — can make it difficult to get a job, qualify for student housing or an apartment and attain student aid and may compromise numerous other opportunities.
Diversionary Programs and Marijuana Crimes: Options for First-Time Offenders
At The Law Offices of John Della Rocca, Attorney Della Rocca uses his 20 years of legal experience to help people mitigate the consequences of first-time marijuana charges. Although each case presents its own circumstances, common options available to those in Pennsylvania include:
- The Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program
- The Small Amount of Marijuana (SAM) program
- Drug treatment court
- The Summary Diversion program
- The Alternative Misdemeanor Program I or II (AMP)
As mentioned, prosecutors tend to agree to these diversionary programs on a case-by-case basis. As your attorney, John will make a strong case on your behalf. He will work with you to make sure he has all the facts, understands your side of the story and arrives with an intelligent strategy for helping you avoid the most serious consequences.
As an accomplished trial lawyer, John can advise you as to whether it's in your best interests to reach an agreement or go to court.
Protect Your Future with the Help of Experienced Legal Counsel
If you have been charged with a drug crime or are looking for representation on behalf of a loved one, reach out to The Law Offices of John Della Rocca and schedule a free initial consultation. To send an email, complete this site's online contact form.