Have you or has a loved one been charged with intent to distribute drugs? Watch our FREE video and find out more about what you need to know.
What kinds of intent to distribute are there?
Basically, two categories. If you have evidence that the person had made arrangements to receive a controlled substance, an illegal drug, and then he was going to turn around and sell it or give it to someone, that would be a deliver or distribution, as it’s called. If, however, there is evidence the person was going to break it down into smaller quantities and distribute it – such as it being in small containers or small baggies – that would be a delivery, or the intent to deliver, charge.
Does Quantity Affect the Charges?
Case law has developed in state court that if you are found with a certain quantity, that is beyond a personal use, then that itself can be used as evidence against the person. In other words, if the officer or arresting agent, acting as an expert witness, testified that the person was found in possession of an amount that was far beyond the amount likely to be obtained for personal use, the state can submit that as evidence the defendant had it in his or her possession with the intention of distributing it.
What Should I Do If I’ve Been Accused of Intent to Distribute?
The first thing I would recommend, even before engaging in an interview with an officer, is to hire a lawyer. You’re going to need someone who can go in and speak with the officers and the district attorney’s office to find out what kind of evidence they have against you and to try and either talk them out of prosecuting or begin preparing a defense.
Can Attorney John R. Teakell Help Me with My Intent to Distribute Case?
Yes! Attorney John R. Teakell has served as both a federal and state prosecutor and knows their tactics. He has years of experience defending people just like you and has a team of highly qualified experts who will do the research, locate and interview the witnesses, and help to assemble a case on your behalf.
The worst thing you can do when it comes to your case is wait to call. The longer you wait, the more time it gives the prosecution to put together a case against you and the more difficult it becomes for your legal team to assemble the evidence and witnesses they need to give you your best possible outcome. Contact us today!