If you’ve been accused of selling prescription medications or of selling illegal substances, then you could be arrested for selling narcotics. As soon as you are investigated for or charged with this crime, it’s important that you make sure you start building your defense. A conviction could mean time in jail or prison, heavy fines and damage to your reputation.
If you are arrested for selling narcotics, it’s better to be careful and not to say anything until your attorney arrives. There are many factors that can go into your case, and knowing if the judge or police have evidence that can link you to selling narcotics is important.
For instance, if you’ve been using drugs, you may be accused of trying to sell them if you were caught with other people. How the court will prove you were intending to sell the drugs will be by showing evidence like scales, cellphones or plastic baggies. These kinds of items can be used together to sell the drugs, so they can sometimes be used to link you to a crime.
If you’re charged with possession with the intent to distribute, you can argue against the claim. Can you show that you only intended to use the drug on your own? Can you prove that the drugs aren’t even yours? If the police are trying to claim you were distributing drugs in a school zone or to children, you could be in even more trouble and need to address that charge in you defense as well. To learn more about drug crimes, take a look at our webpage on the topic.