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Men arrested on drug charges after fentanyl found in vehicle

With drug arrests, most people might automatically think of street drugs like marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. Prescription drugs are a growing problem that can lead to serious consequences as well. A relatively new drug that is regarded as increasingly dangerous and deadly is fentanyl. Those who are dealing with charges related to fentanyl should be cognizant of how prosecutors and law enforcement officials are taking this drug seriously and pursuing those accused of distributing and selling it. For example, two men were recently arrested on the Pennsylvania Turnpike with massive amounts of fentanyl allegedly in their possession.

According to law enforcement officials, the arrest involved people who were allegedly involved in a large fentanyl operation from the Dominican Republic. The men, ages 41 and 40 and from New York, were stopped at around 8 a.m. They were in a 2019 Dodge Durango. The initial reason for the stop was that the vehicle did not move to the side for an emergency vehicle. The men allowed troopers to conduct a vehicle search and the fentanyl was reportedly found. It was allegedly in a bag hidden in a secret location behind the radio. It is believed that the amount found - three pounds, sixounces - is the most ever found in the area.

What if I face a criminal charge for indecent assault?

Being accused of sex-related crimes in Pennsylvania can have a lasting effect on a person's life. When there is a criminal conviction, the penalties are severe and, in many cases, do not end after the debt to society has been paid. The stigma with these allegations is vast and will hinder the person in myriad ways.

The requirement of registering as a sex offender will affect where the person lives and the types of jobs he or she can get. When dealing with these allegations, it is imperative to have a strong defense. One crime that is often misunderstood is indecent assault. Having legal advice on how to combat these allegations is a must.

Women face severe penalties after robberies

Being accused of robbery in Pennsylvania can lead to a litany of charges that will negatively impact a person's life. When accusations of robbery are made, people automatically picture a person holding a gun or knife. However, there are many circumstances where robbery charges can be filed. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the allegations, it is critical to contact a criminal defense attorney.

Two women were arrested and accused of using a syringe to rob several stores. According to the investigation, one woman had a syringe filled with an unknown substance. While holding the syringe, she told the person working the register at a tobacco store to give her money. The second woman was in a vehicle waiting for her.

What is the law for allegations of stalking in Pennsylvania?

The term "stalking" carries with it negative connotations regardless of its context. Pennsylvanians can feel threatened, afraid and not know how to handle a situation where there is a person who they believe is stalking them and will not stop. Often, they will file criminal charges against the person. Law enforcement is obligated to treat these allegations seriously to protect those who say they are being victimized. Still, just because a person says that he or she is being stalked does not make it true. It certainly does not mean that it will warrant a criminal conviction and the accompanying penalties for a conviction. People who have been accused of stalking another person should think about their rights and have legal assistance to provide a defense.

According to Pennsylvania law, stalking happens when a person takes part in certain conduct and continually commits the acts involving another person. That includes following that person without being authorized to do so, at times where there is an intention to cause fear or injury to the other person, or to cause emotional distress to that person. It can also be considered stalking if a person takes part in conduct or continually communicates to the other person at time when the communication is done to place him or her in reasonable fear of having bodily injury or suffering emotional distress.

Men face drug charges after crack and heroin are found

In Pennsylvania and throughout the United States, the drug problem is getting worse. People are increasingly becoming addicted to various narcotics, causing them long-term damage and death. Law enforcement seeks to find drug dealers and those involved in high-level drug trafficking to arrest and incarcerate them. There are serious consequences for a drug conviction. While there is a stigma for those who are arrested on drug offenses, simply being charged does not automatically mean they are guilty. No matter the situation and the evidence, having legal representation is crucial to lodge a defense.

Three men were arrested on drug charges after a task force searched the residence they were in. When officers entered the residence, one of the men tried to flee through a back door but was caught. Among the items found were 46 bags of a powder that was believed to be heroin, crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia and more than $2,000 in cash.

Two men arrested on drug and weapons charges after traffic stop

In Butler and across Pennsylvania, people dealing with allegations of drug offenses must remember their rights. This is especially true when the charges stem from a traffic stop and subsequent arrest. To make matters more complicated, drug allegations can also be accompanied by weapons charges. The penalties for a conviction on these allegations can be life-changing and severe. Fortunately, there are multiple avenues to lodge a defense and having legal advice from a law firm experienced in drugs and weapons charges is key.

Two men were arrested on drugs and weapons charges after their vehicle was stopped by law enforcement. When the officers investigated, they claimed that the men had given false names. Their vehicle was searched, and a significant amount of packaged cocaine was found. There was also a handgun that had been reported stolen. The men were arrested on numerous charges.

Choosing your defense to confront your DUI

Pennsylvania law does not look kindly on drunk driving offenders. People arrested for DUI in the state can face penalties that include time behind bars, fines and more. Whether it is your first offense or you have previous convictions on your record, you will find it greatly beneficial to start figuring out how you can defend yourself against these charges.

A DUI is a complex criminal offense because it can affect many areas of your life. It can compromise your right to drive, your finances and your future opportunities. It's critical to present a strong defense, but where should you start? You may find it beneficial to learn more about the various defense options and which one is most appropriate for your case.

Man faces DWI charges, fleeing law enforcement and more

It is natural for people in Butler who are being stopped by law enforcement to be nervous and concerned as to what will happen. This is especially true if there is a chance that they will face charges for driving while intoxicated. Although the potential consequences for DWI charges can be significant, the situation can be made worse if the person decides to flee from law enforcement.

A 23-year-old man is facing multiple charges after fleeing a traffic stop, crashing into the vehicle of state trooper and injuring him. At approximately 2 a.m., law enforcement tried to stop a pickup truck for going through a stop sign. The driver stopped for officers. However, when an officer requested that the man get out of the truck because he smelled alcohol, the driver took off. The driver was said to have confessed to have been drinking alcohol. There was a chase.

What if I face drug charges for delivery leading to death?

In Pennsylvania and across the U.S., the drug problem has grown to seemingly epic proportions with heroin, methamphetamine and Fentanyl causing many people to overdose and die. This can happen with other drugs as well. People accused of providing drugs to these individuals can face serious charges in any case, but they are made worse if the person who received the drugs dies from their use.

While it is a terrible occurrence if a person dies from drugs, that does not necessarily mean the accusations that a person delivered the drugs are valid. If there are charges for drug delivery and the person died, having legal representation is imperative to combat the charges. If a person is convicted of dispensing, administering, delivering, selling or prescribing a controlled substance or a counterfeit substance and does so intentionally, it will be a first-degree felony should the person who received the drugs dies.

Man faces DWI offenses and other charges after crash into people

For drivers in Butler County and across Pennsylvania, being charged with driving while intoxicated can result in severe penalties, lost driving privileges and jail time. Along with DWI offenses, there can be other charges if there was an accident and people were injured or even killed. Although DWI is an irresponsible act, those who are arrested for DWI have the right to a legal defense to avoid the worse potential consequences. A strong defense is imperative to assess the situation and attempt to achieve a satisfactory result. This is especially true when people are hit and injured by a driver who is accused of having been operating a vehicle under the influence.

According to recent reports, a 23-year-old man was arrested on several charges, including DWI and crashing into people outside a building. The incident occurred in the early morning hours at around 2:30 a.m. According to the investigation, the man was said to have been drinking alcohol when his Ford Fiesta crashed into people and injured a 20-year-old male. The driver subsequently exited the vehicle and ran away. A law enforcement officer caught and arrested him.

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