West Chester, PA 19380
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Lee Ciccarelli is the founder and managing partner of Ciccarelli Law Offices with over two decades experience as a practicing attorney.
Joshua Tebay is an experienced attorney and former prosecutor licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Michael E. Houghton brings both passion and enthusiasm to criminal defense through his extensive knowledge and experience.
Timothy Kraeer is a highly experienced traffic attorney who handles related criminal and civil matters across the state.
Since 1992, Ann has been advocating for her clients both in and out of tough courtrooms of Philadelphia, which has cultivated her craft.
David Strenfel is a highly experienced attorney who focuses on trial advocacy, constitutional law, and criminal defense.
Jonathon Luff has successfully represented countless clients and gain freedom for many wrongfully accused individuals.
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When your child is arrested and charged with a drug related offense, it can be an emotionally devastating process for you and your child. If convicted of the crime, your child may have a permanent mark on his or her record, which could severely limit his or her future educational and occupational options. In order to give your child the best chance at maintaining a clean record, contact a West Chester juvenile crimes defense lawyer.
If your loved one has been charged with a juvenile drug crime in Newton Square, Exton, Norristown, Downington, Coatesville, Willow Street, or Southeastern Pennsylvania, contact Ciccarelli Law Offices. Our team of skilled defense attorneys at the firm are knowledgeable in all laws regarding drug offenses and will work hard to ensure that your child’s constitutional rights are protected throughout the legal process.
When you hire the attorneys from Ciccarelli Law Offices you will have a team of attorney assigned to your case that will work on crafting you a thorough defense from start to finish. We have meeting locations in Lancaster, Philadelphia, West Chester, Plymouth Meeting, Kennett Square, King of Prussia, Radnor, and Malvern, which allows us to serve clients throughout the greater Philadelphia region. Call us today at (610) 719-3200.
Minors under the age of 18 in West Chester often commit drug crimes at a lower scale than adults. Some of the most commonly committed juvenile drug offenses are:
Possession of Illegal Drugs: When a juvenile is in possession of a controlled substance, he or she can be charged with a criminal offense. Common drugs possessed by juveniles include marijuana, LSD, cocaine, methamphetamine, opium, ecstasy, and others.
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: It is illegal in Pennsylvania for a juvenile, or anyone else, to possess an object or instrument that is used for or intended to be used for inhaling, injecting, planting, producing, packaging, or preparing drugs.
Possession with Intent to Sell: If the juvenile intended to sell the drugs in his or her possession, he or she can be charged with this offense. Law enforcement can use several factors to determine intent to sell, such as the presence of bags, scales, or containers.
Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs: If a juvenile is found with a prescription drug without a valid prescription, he or she can be charged with a crime. Commonly used prescription drugs are Xanax, Valium, Adderall, Vicodin, and others.
When a juvenile is charged with a drug crime, he or she can be charged as an adult and face regular criminal penalties, or he or she could be offered deferred adjudication by the District Attorney. Some of the common requirements of deferred adjudication programs in West Chester include:
Under deferred adjudication, the juvenile can complete the judges predetermined requirements, in exchange for having the charges against them dropped. If the juvenile fails to successfully complete the program, he or she can be prosecuted for the original offense.
If your child is facing drug charges in Newton Square, Exton, Downington, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Willow Street, or Coatesville, it is important to ensure that he or she has the right team of defense lawyers. The attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices are dedicated to fighting for the rights and freedom of individuals who have been arrested for drug crimes.
Contact us today at (610) 719-3200 to set up a consultation on your case. The attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices are ready to serve you, and will work tirelessly to help you avoid the most serious penalties associated with your alleged offense, and to prevent this charge from permanently staining your child’s criminal record.