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Possession with the Intent to Sell or Distribute
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While simple drug possession can lead to minor penalties and consequences, possession with the intent to sell or distribute can be a felony that carries much more severe repercussions. If you are facing such charges, you need to act fast to protect your future.
When you call on Andrew C. Beasley, PLLC, you can be confident knowing you have a trusted legal advocate on your side. As Nashville drug possession lawyers, my team is equipped to handle even the most complex cases. I know how to fight your charges and can negotiate or argue in court to get your charges reduced or dropped. With your freedom on the line, you cannot afford to go through this time without representation.
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Defenses Against Possession with Intent Charges
Did you know that you can be charged with possession with intent, even if you actually never committed the crime of distributing or selling drugs? Law enforcement can arrest and charge you with this offense if you simply possess a certain amount of illegal substance, assuming that your intent was to engage in further criminal activity. This not only carries the penalties for possession, but for distribution or drug sales as well. For example, any one with more than half an ounce of marijuana found on their person could be charged with possession with the intent to resell this marijuana.
However, there are many defenses that can be employed against these charges, such as:
- Demonstrating that the drugs were simply for personal use
- Proving that you did not exercise possession over the substance
- Showing that an illegal search and seizure was used to obtain evidence
- Lack of sufficient evidence to prove possession with intent
Again, the higher the amount of drug involved, the more likely law enforcement will seek possession with the intent to distribute or sell charges. Investigators will also look into how the drugs were packaged, whether large amounts of cash were found on the scene, and other factors that may indicate a drug operation was going on. Still, proving these claims can be challenging for the prosecution, especially when an aggressive legal advocate is on your side who can utilize the defenses above.
Possession with the intent to sell is a felony in Tennessee, which is why you need to secure a fierce Nashville drug crime attorney who is ready to fight on your behalf. Contact my firm today!