- White Collar Crimes
- Bank Fraud
- Mail Fraud
- Gun Crimes
- Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute
- Drug Manufacturing and Cultivation
- RICO Charges
- Drug Trafficking
- Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroine, Methamphetamine and Prescription Drugs
Harrisburg Criminal Defense Attorney • Juvenile Drug Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony charge of drug possession, the police and prosecutors are coming at you from all sides. Your future is at stake with every word you say to them. You may not know where to turn for help.
Contact the drug crimes defense firm of Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC. Our senior partner, attorney Jeffrey Engle, was formerly a prosecutor in the DA's office. The vast majority of cases he handled were drug crimes, many involving juveniles. He was a juvenile hearing examiner for eight years, court-appointed to act in place of the juvenile court judge for felony and misdemeanor drug cases in Dauphin County.
Our clients facing misdemeanor or felony drug charges benefit from Mr. Engle's years of experience, in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system, and relationships within the court and probation office. He knows all available community resources and alternative sentencing options.
Even in serious drug crimes cases, there may be options that can allow you or your child to remain in the community rather than in jail or a detention facility.
Defense in Pennsylvania State Courts for All Drug Charges
Shaffer & Engle defense lawyers represent adults and juveniles charged with drug and drug-related crimes for any type of narcotics or drug (such as cocaine, marijuana, heroin, PCP, mushrooms, prescription drugs) in Pennsylvania state court, including:
- Possession of drugs or drug paraphernalia
- Possession with intent to sell or distribute
- Prescription fraud
- Drug manufacturing and cultivation
- Drug trafficking
Attorney Elisabeth K.H. Pasqualini has successfully defended countless clients facing serious federal criminal charges.
Alternative Sentencing in Drug Crimes Cases
A significant number of people who get picked up and charged with drug crimes have a problem with an addiction. We work to help our clients get the rehabilitation help they need. Getting into counseling before a trial demonstrates ownership and a willingness to address the problem. That can count when your lawyer is negotiating a plea agreement or presenting your best case in court.
On our Resources page we've listed some counseling services available for people who believe they have a problem with addiction. We encourage our clients to get the help they need outside of court — we'll do our best for you in court.
If you have been charged with a crime, contact the Harrisburg criminal defense attorneys of Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC. We have office in Harrisburg.
Learn more about federal criminal charges on our Criminal Law Blog.