Are you afraid of the serious jail time you could be facing? Do you need a lawyer that is just as serious as your charges?
Possession of drugs with the intent to distribute is a serious crime. A conviction will often lead to hefty fines, jail time, and even imprisonment. Factors like possessing or distributing within a school zone can increase the severity of your charges, forcing you to face even more jail time. If you are facing possession with intent to distribute charges, then you need an experienced lawyer to defend you.
According to federal law, possession with intent to distribute can be broken down into 2 parts. In order to be charged with possession with intent to distribute, both elements must be satisfied. Similar to a basic equation: A + B = C. In this case, possession plus intent to distribute equals possession with the intent to distribute.
The first element in a possession with the intent to distribute charge is simply possession. If you knowingly had a controlled substance in your possession, then you may be charged with possession. This tier is satisfied if, for example, you were lawfully pulled over by an officer, and he or she conducted a search, finding drugs or drug paraphernalia in your glove compartment or pocket.
The second element is the intent to distribute. This element can be satisfied if an officer discovers drug paraphernalia such as packaging materials, large amounts of money, or proof of communication from customers in your possession. You can be charged with intent to distribute even when no controlled substances are found on your person or property. If it can be established that you had the intent to distribute a controlled substance, then you can be charged.
The final element in this equation is possession with the intent to distribute. This element is satisfied when you are in possession of a controlled substance, and it can be established that you had the intent to sell or distribute. For example, if your vehicle were stopped by a police officer, and 2 individually-packaged kilos of cocaine were found in your trunk. This would be grounds for a possession with the intent to distribute charge, and you should immediately seek a possession with intent to distribute lawyer, whether you are guilty, innocent, or simply at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Possession with the intent to distribute is a case that is often sent to federal court, where a federal judge delivers a sentence or punishment. With a crime this severe, you do not want to wait until the prosecution has built an enormous case against you. Upon arrest, you should immediately seek the services of a possession with intent to distribute lawyer. A.A. Castro Complex Litigation, Appeals & Negotiation, PLLC has years of experience, and will leave no stone unturned when it comes to fighting for your freedom. We fully understand how far the punishments can vary, and we know how important it is for you to receive a fair trial. Managing Attorney Angel A. Castro, III, Esq. will study your case and present every mitigating factor to help your case. If you need a possession with intent to distribute lawyer, then please do not hesitate to call Castro C.L.A.N!
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