Possession with Intent to Distribute
While many individuals understand the implications of a drug possession charge, very few are aware of the extreme dangers of a charge of possession with intent to distribute. Under this charge, individuals found with a significant quantity of drugs in their possession can face harsher penalties, including stiff fines, probation, and jail or prison time.
Depending on the type and quantity of the drugs found in your possession, a conviction can essentially destroy your future opportunities and heavily damage your personal and professional reputation. If you have been charged with possession with intent to distribute, it is very important that you speak to a Colorado drug crime lawyer immediately.
Understanding Intent to Distribute Charges
Being charged with intent to distribute depends upon the quantity and type of drugs law enforcement found in your possession. If you are caught with certain controlled substances, such as heroin, meth, or cocaine, even a small amount can lead to criminal accusations of intent to distribute. For less strictly enforced drugs, a possession with intent to distribute charge requires a larger quantity of the drug.
The state will file this charge against you if it believes that the amount of drugs you have exceeds the threshold amount. You may also face these charges if you are caught with drug selling paraphernalia such as scales, drug-sized plastic bags, and other items usually associated with the sale or distribution of drugs.
Aggressively Defending Your Rights
The negative consequences of a guilty conviction can haunt you for the rest of your life. Aggressive and hard-hitting legal representation is the key to a successful outcome in possession with intent to distribute cases.
At Feldmann Nagel Margulis, our attorneys have the experience, knowledge, and skill necessary to defend you in court. Over the years, our firm has gained local and national media attention due to our successes in the courtroom. With decades of experience behind us and a dedicated staff of professionals, you can rest assured that we know what it takes to win. Do not entrust your future and your freedom to lesser legal counsel – contact a criminal defense attorney at Feldmann Nagel Margulis today.