Under Pennsylvania law, the scheduling of drugs and controlled substances is key to criminal defense because the schedule of a particular drug has an impact on the exposure a client could face at sentencing. There are five (5) total schedules of controlled substances. The maximum exposure a person could face is the most serious with schedule 1 controlled substances and is the least serious with schedule 5 controlled substances.
Your criminal defense attorney should have a full list of each controlled substance and what schedule that controlled substance falls under. Your criminal defense attorney will also be able to advise you of maximum exposure, any applicable mandatory minimums, and suppression issues dealing with your case.
If you or a loved one has a case involving controlled substances, contact the experienced and aggressive attorneys at the Kelly Law Firm for a free consultation.