Possession with Intent to Distribute
Trusted Drug Crime Lawyer in Marietta, GA
Drug possession in any quantity is illegal in Marietta, but when the police
believe that you did not have the drugs merely for your own use but were
intending to engage in
trafficking, the penalties you face if convicted will be significantly increased.
The charge of possession with intent to distribute is typically filed
in cases where the suspect was found with unusually large quantities,
amounts which are greater than could be expected to be used for one person
alone. Other factors will tend to confirm this suspicion, such as the
presence of scales or baggies for use in measuring out and selling smaller
quantities to customers.
Dedicated Defense Against Drug & Narcotics Charges
Don't wait another moment before contacting a Marietta criminal attorney
at Henrickson & Sereebutra for help fighting charges of possession
with intent to distribute. The team at the firm has
more than four decades of combined experience and is composed of
former prosecutors who know how to get results in the local courts. A Marietta criminal defense
lawyer from the firm can meet with you for a confidential consultation
where you can tell your side of the story and learn about possible strategies
for defending your rights in the situation. The penalties for this
drug crime are far too great for you to take any chances by delaying in getting started.
Penalties for Possession with Intent to Distribute in Marietta
The difference between simple
possession and possession with intent to distribute can be significant when the time
comes to deliver a sentence in the case. For example, in possession cases
involving a Schedule I or II controlled substance such as cocaine, heroin
or crystal meth, the quantity of the drug is a factor in determining the
penalty, which ranges from a maximum of three years in prison for amounts
less than one gram, and up to fifteen years for more than four grams.
If the charge is increased to PWID, the penalty is a minimum of five years
and a maximum of thirty years in prison, regardless of the amount. For
this reason, the objective in many serious drug crime cases is to have
the charge reduced to possession.
Contact the firm to learn about your best options and discuss positive solutions for your
drug crime charges with a Marietta drug crime lawyer.