Drug Possession with Intent to Sell or Distribute

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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.

At 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.

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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.

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