Phencyclidine, or PCP, is a drug that was originally tested as an anesthetic. It is a stimulant and a hallucinogen, and comes in powder, capsule, or liquid form. It is considered the most hazardous of all hallucinogens, and has been known to cause users to become violent, occasionally injuring themselves and others.
In general, possession of PCP is prosecuted at the state level. Federal prosecution may be called for in cases that involve manufacturing, distribution, or trafficking of the drug. Regardless of whether a PCP cases is tried in state or federal court, the punishment for a conviction can be very severe. Federal penalties include:
Trafficking 100 - 999 grams:
Trafficking more than 1 kilogram:
An Orlando drug crime lawyer can defend you in criminal court if you have been charged with a crime involving PCP.
At Ali & Blankner, we are wholly dedicated to the representation of individuals who are facing criminal charges. We fight aggressively to achieve the best possible result in each client's case, and we are willing to file appeals in higher courts in an effort to reduce or eliminate our clients' charges. Contact us about your PCP case, and we will utilize every available legal resource at our disposal to maximize your chances of a positive outcome.
If you are facing criminal proceedings as a result of being charged with a PCP offense, contact an Orlando drug crime attorney who will defend you against your charges.