Richmond Drug Crimes Lawyer
Drug Possession with Intent to Sell or Distribute
There are circumstances where a defendant will face more serious charges
drug possession. He or she may be accused of possession with the intent to sell or distribute
a controlled substance, a
drug crime that is charged as a felony unless it involves less than half of an ounce
of marijuana. Otherwise, a defendant may face anywhere from 1 to 40 years
in prison for a first offense or up to life imprisonment for a second
offense. The type and amount of drug are the main factors that will determine
sentencing for this type of offense.
If you live, work or were arrested in the Richmond area, now is the time
to act. An attorney at our law firm may be able to help you fight your
charges and effectively avoid a conviction. Facing years of imprisonment
can be a frightening and confusing situation to be in. With a Richmond
criminal defense lawyer from our offices at your side, however, you can
feel confident that your legal rights will be protected to the fullest
extent. As a former prosecutor and seasoned
criminal defense attorney, Vaughan C. Jones has the experience and resources you need on
your side to combat possession with intent charges.
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Need an attorney for drug possession with intent in Richmond? A defendant
may face possession with intent charges if law enforcement discovers evidence
at the scene that indicates the intent to sell or distribute controlled
substances. Large amounts of cash, baggies, PDAs, client lists, packaging
materials and scales are examples of some items that law enforcement may
consider to indicate the intent to distribute. Because the prosecution
is most often left struggling to prove "intent" with circumstantial
evidence, this may be a key part of the defense strategy that your attorney
uses to challenge your possession with intent charges.