September 25, 2017By Brian Manchester
Have you or someone you know been charged with having a Possession of Red Phosphorous or Causing or Risking a Catastrophe in Pennsylvania? The charges associated with Possession of Red Phosphorous or Causing or Risking a Catastrophe in Pennsylvania can have very serious consequences that can include up to twenty years in prison and thousands in fines just for a single charge.
There are different offenses in Pennsylvania under the same statute; all of which are Felonies for Causing or Risking a Catastrophe that can result in, a maximum of 20 years in prison, and thousands of dollars in fines. Possession of Red Phosphorous is a felony punishable up to seven years and a fine of $15,000. The multiple different subsections for the charge of Causing or Risking a Catastrophe and Possession of Red Phosphorous in Pennsylvania they are as follows;
- Causing A Catastrophe:
Is either a felony 1 or a felony 2, which can be punishable up to 20 years in prison and carries a $25,000 fine.The elements are that you causes a catastrophe by some manner fire, water, poison gas, etc. or by other means of causing potentially widespread injury or damage; including the dealing in licenses or permits for transporting hazardous materials. If the actions are done intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly.
- Risking A Catastrophe:
Is a felony 3 with a max punishment of 7 years of incarceration and a $15,000 fine.The elements are that you created a risk of a catastrophe by using fire or explosives or other dangerous means that could have resulted in a fire, explosion, collapsed building, etc.
- Possession Of Red Phosphorous:
Is a felony 3 with a max punishment of 7 years of incarceration and a $15,000 fine.The elements are that you possessed a precursor substance with intent to manufacture a controlled substance. There are multiple substances listed and included in that list is re phosphorous.
As you can see from these two statues to which I have trimmed down, being charged with Causing or Risking a Catastrophe or Possession of Red Phosphorous in Pennsylvania are very serious offenses. The results of a conviction can be felonies which could result in spending decades in prison. If the police arrest you Causing or Risking a Catastrophe or Possession of Red Phosphorous it is very important to be polite but remain silent and request to speak with your lawyer right away. Anything you say can and will be used against you. With so much at risk, it is important that you exercise your constitutional rights from the very beginning.
It is extremely important to contact an experienced law firm right away in you or someone you know is charged with Causing or Risking a Catastrophe or Possession of Red Phosphorous in Pennsylvania. If you, your son, daughter, or loved one in Pennsylvania has been arrested for a crime in state or federal court in Pennsylvania you need legal representation. Here at Manchester and Associates, we represent people across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. For a free consultation, we can be contacted at 1-800-243-4878.