Drug Possession with Intent to Sell or Distribute
Obtain Legal Services from Our Santa Barbara Drug Crime Attorneys
While possession of an illegal drug or controlled substance results in
harsh penalties, the
drug crime of possession with the intent to sell or distribute is much more severe.
Due to the potential of facing years in jail and expensive fines, you
must hire an experienced and skilled Santa Barbara criminal defense attorney
to get your charges reduced, or the case dismissed entirely.
Appel & Morse, we have helped countless of our clients obtain favorable outcomes from
drug crimes. As former prosecutors, we have a thorough understanding of
how the prosecution will approach your case, giving you an automatic advantage
in court. Do not hesitate to get the qualified help necessary to get your
life back on track.
Call us today at (805) 467-6060 to learn more about your legal options
in a free case evaluation!
How Does the Prosecution Prove Intent to Sell?
While simple possession only involves a small amount of a controlled substance,
possession with intent to sell involves large quantities. In addition
to large amounts of an illegal drug, other telltale signs are taken into account.
These telltale signs can include the following, and more:
- Loads of cash
- The packaging of drugs in separate baggies
If convicted of possession for sale or distribution, it is punishable by
a county jail sentence of either two, three, or four years and a fine
of up to $20,000.
Get Our Experienced & Skilled Legal Assistance Today
Our Santa Barbara drug attorneys can investigate your arrest, gather evidence,
and determine if police used proper protocol to develop a vigorous and
aggressive defense strategy for you. With
more than 30 years of experience, our
criminal defense firm understands what it takes to get the results you desire.
Contact our firm and schedule a free
case evaluation today.