Factors That Indicate Intent To Sell

How does a prosecutor prove intent to sell? Usually, it is a combination of large quantity and some other evidence that shows business intent. Allegations related to the intent to sell will almost always come with drug possession charges.

Because of the severe penalties on the table, you need to act quickly to contact a tough criminal defense attorney.

While these charges can be brought at the state level, often federal prosecutors will become involved. You need to look for a firm that is skilled at dealing with cases in state or federal court. At Rivers Law Firm, P.A., we have this experience and our founding attorney is board certified in criminal law.

Factors In Selling Of Narcotics

It can be hard to prove that drug possession would lead to sales. However, the court and the arresting officer will make an argument if you possessed:

  • Scales and other measuring devices
  • Plastic baggies and other containers to divide the drugs into smaller quantities for sales
  • Large amounts of cash and or a firearm
  • A black book that listed buyers or a pay-owe sheet

Possession and distribution of an illegal substance are very serious accusations that could negatively impact the rest of your life. Our firm will assess your case, gather evidence, consult with experts and determine the best defense tactics to take for your situation.

Enhancements: How They Affect Sentencing

If you are arrested for possession of narcotics with intent to distribute, you could be facing even more severe penalties in the following situations:

  • If you have distributed the controlled substance to people under the age of 21
  • If you have distributed the controlled substance near a school

An enhancement could double or even triple your time behind bars. This is one of the reasons why it is so important to get legal advice sooner rather than later if facing a sale of narcotics conviction. Get honest legal advice by calling the Rivers Law Firm, P.A., at 612-915-0355 or sending us a message online.