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Possession with intent refers to the criminal charge for possession of an illicit drug with the purpose of selling the drug or controlled substance. Controlled substances include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, etc. When law enforcement suspects that an individual has committed the crime of possession with intent to sell, they do not have to show proof that the person sold any drugs. What they must prove is that the person “intended” to sell the drugs he/she had in his/her possession. Some of the things law enforcement will look at to determine what to charge include, but are not limited to:

  • The quantity of drugs in a person’s possession
  • Vicinity of Town
  • The amount of cash in a person’s possession
  • If the drugs are packaged in many separate packages , the police officer will typically assume that the person is intending to sell the drugs

Possible penalties for Possession with Intent to sell

The possible penalties for possession with intent to sell can be very serious. For instance, possession with intent to sell marijuana is a 3rd degree felony and is punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Possession with intent to sell cocaine is a 2nd degree felony and is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Even if you have not been formally charged with a crime, attorney Hernandez can intercede and work to protect your rights. Involving an attorney as early in the process as possible is important if you are to have the best opportunity of successfully fighting your charges and avoiding a conviction. Due to the difficulty of the cases and the probable sentences that attach, it is essential that you contact Mr. Hernandez. With his extensive knowledge of the legal system, attorney Hernandez will provide you with the most aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation possible in the face of your possession with intent to sell charges. 

For more information and your free consultation contact attorney Armando Hernandez today at 305-442-2590.