Felony drug charges have become very common. Especially when dealing with Schedule I controlled substances like opiates, even a small amount can put one in the felony offense tier.
A felony drug conviction can truly be a life altering experience.
If you are facing a felony drug offense, this is a charge you need to take very seriously. Not only will be looking at years of imprisonment and heavy fines, you can also stand to lose your professional license.
You will lose your License as a Massage Therapist.
According to Pennsylvania law, a professional license will not be issued to an applicant who has been convicted of a felony under The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act for at least 10 years. The statute 63 P.S. §627.5(a)(6) states:
An applicant shall be considered to be qualified for a license if the applicant submits proof satisfactory to the board of all of that:
The applicant has not been convicted of a felony under the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L.233, No.64), 2 known as The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, or of an offense under the laws of another jurisdiction which, if committed in this Commonwealth, would be a felony under The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, unless the following apply:
(i) At least ten years have elapsed from the date of conviction.
(ii) The applicant satisfactorily demonstrates to the board that the applicant has made significant progress in personal rehabilitation since the conviction and that licensure of the applicant should not be expected to create a substantial risk of harm to the health and safety of the applicant’s clients or the public or a substantial risk of further criminal violations.
(iii) The applicant otherwise satisfies the qualifications required under this act.
If you are facing a felony drug charge, please call (717) 690-8643 to talk to one of the experienced attorneys at The McShane Firm so we can guide you through this trying time. We have helped many professionals keep their licenses and protected their future. Call Now.
What is The McShane
We handle DUI cases differently. One call to us and you will see the difference.
- Attorney Justin McShane is a pioneer of the Lawyer-Scientist program which he helped develop for the American Chemical Society. The
Lawyer-Scientist designation is the Gold Standard for DUI lawyers. All of the attorneys at The McShane Firm are highly trained in forensic science and use science to challenge and win DUI cases.
- Attorney McShane is the only Board Certified DUI Specialist in Pennsylvania. This mean he had to pass rigorous examinations about his knowledge of DUI law to become certified. At The McShane Firm, advanced DUI training is our passion and we use that knowledge to protect our clients.
- We take on the tough cases. When a local hospital was not following procedures, we got blood testing suspended from that hospital. We also got breath testing suspended for a time in Dauphin County when we found problems with the equipment.
- Over the years we have helped CDL drivers, doctors, pilots, military personnel, nurses, school teachers and many other professionals keep their jobs which were in jeopardy if they were convicted of DUI.
PA DUI attorney Justin J. McShane is the President/CEO of The McShane Firm, LLC - Pennsylvania's top criminal law and DUI law firm. He is the highest rated DUI attorney in PA as rated by Avvo.com. Justin McShane is a double Board certified attorney. He is the first and so far the only Pennsylvania attorney to achieve American Bar Association recognized board certification in DUI defense from the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. He is also a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approved Agency.