Possession with Intent to Sell
San Diego Drug Crime Lawyer
When someone is arrested for possession with intent to sell, they have a controlled substance in their possession and there is some evidence or indication that it is to be sold, whether the amount involved or other evidence. Penalties for a crime of this type can be very serious, depending on a number of factors including whether the person is a first time drug offender.
If you are facing charges for possession with intent to sell, get in touch with a San Diego drug crime attorney who can help you determine how to defend your case. The Law Offices of Top Criminal Defense Law Firms, APLC, have a combined total of more than 21 years of experience, including dozens of related trials in which we achieved favorable outcomes for those charged with drug related offenses. We can be contacted any time to discuss your case.
The Importance of Hiring a San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer
As with any drug crime, the seriousness of charges for possession with intent to sell is influenced by several factors including what amount of drugs were involved, the accused person’s existing criminal record and whether there were weapons involved. Certain illegal substances have much more severe penalties, including heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and methamphetamines.
Jail time can be years, fines can be in the thousands of dollars, and drug treatment programs will be mandated when the prosecutor is successful in getting a conviction. The sooner you speak with someone from our offices, the better. Depending on your situation, we may be able to negotiate reduction of charges or obtain a favorable outcome more beneficial to your future.