Possession with Intent to Distribute

Possession with Intent to Distribute

Temecula Defense Lawyer Explains CA Drug Distribution Laws

According to California Health & Safety Codes 11351 and 11378, it is unlawful for any person to possess illegal or controlled substances with the intent to distribute or sell them. Possession for sale is a serious drug crime that can carry significant penalties upon conviction, and if you are facing charges of this offense, then you need to retain representation for your case as soon as possible. At the Law Office of Nic Cocis, you can retain a skilled Temecula criminal defense lawyer and rest assured that we will fight aggressively to see that your rights are defended throughout the duration of your case.

If you are arrested and charged with the criminal offense of possession, then the element of intent to distribute could be added to your charges if police are able to show evidence that supports your intent.

  • Evidence that officers will look for in an intent-to-distribute/sell case can include the following:
  • Large amounts of meth, cocaine, heroin or marijuana in your possession
  • Separation of the substance into smaller quantities and packaging
  • Scales and other conspicuous forms of measurement
  • Large amounts of cash in small denominations

The penalties for conviction of this criminal charge can depend on the amount of drug and the schedule under which the substance falls. If you are convicted of the crime of possession with intent to distribute, then you could face felony penalties of up to four years in prison. If you are facing years in prison for a criminal conviction, then you need our firm's representation on your side!

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We have been practicing in the field of criminal law since 1999 and all of that experience can be put to work for you when you choose to retain our services. We genuinely care about our clients and fight to see that our clients' rights are upheld throughout the duration of their criminal and legal proceedings.

If you have been arrested for possession with intent to distribute or sell, contact us today! We can help you too.

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