Possession with intent refers to the criminal charge for possession of an illegal drug with the intention of selling the drug or controlled substance. Controlled substances include cocaine, cannabis or marijuana, heroin, methamphetamines, narcotics, etc.
The potential penalties for possession with intent to sell can be severe.
- For example, possession with Intent to Sell Marijuana is a third degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.
- Possession with intent to sell cocaine is a second degree felony, punishable by up to fifteen years in prison.
- Because possession with intent to sell is a serious drug charge, it is important to hire a skilled and talented drug defense attorney.
Proving Possession with Intent to Sell
When facing a possession with intent to sell charge, the State does not have to prove that you actually sold any narcotics or drugs. Instead, the State must prove that you intended to sell drugs. Some factors that may be considered include:
- The amount or quantity of drugs in your possession
- The amount of cash in your possession
- The packaging of the drugs, i.e., whether the drugs are packaged in many separate packages
- Whether the arrest took place in an area of town known for drug transactions.
The location of the arrest may also increase the potential consequences for a possession with intent to sell charge. For instance, possession with the intent to sell cocaine within 1000 feet of a public housing facility or a school can be increased to a first degree felony charge. This is just one of many factors to consider when defending a drug charge.
Contact an Orlando Drug Defense Attorney at the Kramer Law Firm
Make sure that you are represented by an experienced and skilled Orlando criminal defense attorney. Contact an Orlando criminal attorney at the Kramer Law Firm 407.834.4847 in Altamonte Springs, Florida.