Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute
Drug possession with intent to distribute is a severe crime that carries hefty fines and jail time. For a state prosecutor to prove that a defendant had the intent to distribute drugs they do not need to catch the person in the act of actually selling drugs but instead prove beyond a reasonable doubt that an individual had the clear intention to sell drugs. Being charged with possession with intent to sell is a much more serious crime than possession.
The penalties for conviction of this criminal offense can depend on the amount of drug and the schedule under which the substance falls.
If you are convicted of the crime of possession with intent to distribute, then you could face felony penalties of up to 10 years in prison. The types of punishments handed out for these drug offenses will depend on a variety of circumstances, including some drugs a person has, their past criminal record, whether weapons were used and whether the drugs were sold near a park or school.
In some cases, an individual may not be intending to sell drugs, but the fact that they have measuring equipment and large amounts of cash may give prosecutors the appearance that intent to sell is present.
If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell or any other drug-related crime, it's important to get legal help as soon as possible.
Charged With Drug Possession With the Intent to Distribute?
Attorney Leonard R. Morgan has been practicing since 1999, with experience in defending the rights of clients who have been charged with drug possession with the intent to distribute.
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