Possession with Intent to Distribute
Trusted Drug Crime Lawyer in Marietta, GA
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, LLC 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.