Drug Possession with Intent to Sell or Distribute
Obtain Legal Services from Our Santa Barbara Drug 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.
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 include loads
of cash, packaging of drugs in separate baggies, and scales. 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.