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.
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Penalties for Trafficking 100-999 Grams of PCP
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 case is tried in state or federal court, the punishment for a conviction can be very severe.
Federal penalties include:
- First offense: Up to 40 years in prison and a maximum fine of $2 million. Twenty years in prison if death or serious injury is caused as a result of the crime.
- Second offense: Possible life imprisonment and a maximum fine of $4 million. Mandatory life imprisonment if death or serious injury is caused as a result of the crime.
Penalties for Trafficking More than One Kilogram of PCP
- First offense: Possible life imprisonment and a maximum fine of $4 million. Mandatory life imprisonment in the event of death or serious injury.
- Second offense: Possible life imprisonment and up to $8 million in fines. Mandatory life imprisonment for instances of death or serious injury.
Legal Defense for PCP Charges
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 our Orlando PCP possession attorneys to defend you against your charges.
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