Possession with Intent to Deliver (“PWID”) is the criminal charge most often made against those suspected of involvement in the illegal drug trade. If you’re convicted of PWID you face potential incarceration at either a county jail or state prison. You also face years of invasive probation/parole, expensive fines/court costs and the potential forfeiture of thousands of dollars in seized cash and property. In addition, a felony conviction will affect your criminal record, making it difficult to find legitimate employment in the future.
Simple Possession and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia are misdemeanor level offenses in Pennsylvania. They are typically punished by probationary sentences, but can result in periods of incarceration in some cases. A conviction for a drug crime is oftentimes felt most painfully on your criminal record. A conviction for even a misdemeanor level drug crime can follow you around for years, costing your job, putting you behind other applicants in the future, and slowing your advancement in your field.