The criminal sale of a controlled substance is a common and serious charge in the West Chester, Chester County Courts.

When someone is charged with the sale of a controlled substance the potential for a very serious and harsh punishment is a real possibility.

Depending on the amount and type of drugs or controlled substance sold the punishment can involve serious prison sentences and fines.

Criminal sale of a controlled substance or Possession with Intent to Distribute/Deliver in Chester County does not solely get charged when someone is believed to have actually SOLD the drug or controlled substance.

At times, the amount of drugs that someone is found to have been in possession of as well as the way in which it is packaged may lead law enforcement to charge you with the intent to deliver even if you have never been alleged to have sold the drug.

Also, if this is a second or subsequent offense for an accused, the penalties will increase.

No matter what the circumstance, the penalties are harsh and the legal defenses are involved.

It is important to contact an experience West Chester drug crimes attorney if you have been charged with the criminal sale of a controlled substance or possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in West Chester or the surrounding area.


The above listed information does not include the entire crimes code, annotations, amendments or any recent changes that may be relevant. The information provided is for informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current legal developments. 

These materials are not intended, and should not be taken, as legal advice on any particular set of facts or circumstances. Please contact DiCindio Law for a consultation and to discuss what law is relevant to your case.

Mike DiCindio is a criminal defense lawyer who represents individuals accused of crimes throughout all of Chester County, including West Chester, Phoenixville, Malvern, Coatesville, Paoli, Downingtown, Tredyffrin, West Goshen, Honey Brook, Oxford, Devon, Pottstown, Chesterbrook, Parkesburg, Kennett Square, and Avondale as well as in Montgomery County, Lancaster County, Delaware County, Philadelphia County, Bucks County and Berks County.