Possession with Intent to Sell
Possession of an illegal drug with the intent to sell is considered a felony in the state of California. A sentence for this crime may include between 3 and 5 years in jail, or, at the very least, probation. In addition to these possible punishments, the charge will remain on a person’s criminal record. If you have been accused of this crime, it is time to speak with a lawyer about what actions you should take next.
The San Jose criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., understand that your criminal charge does not define who you are. With years of experience in defending clients from sentences they do not deserve, you can trust us to work tirelessly to fight your charges. Call (408) 296-4100 to learn more about your rights.
Requirements for a Possession with Intent to Sell Charge
If you have been charged with this crime, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that your drug possession was designed for sale and not just personal use. The following may be just causes for this charge:
- Division of drug into certain amounts
- Possession of scales
- Discovery of “drug money,” or cash
- Possession of certain combination of chemicals
California Punishments for Possession with Intent to Sell
Different factors affect the sentence for a possession with intent to sell charge in California. For instance, if drugs were found in small amounts, the sentence will not be nearly as harsh as if large quantities of the drug were discovered. However, a sentence may quickly become serious if the prosecution is able to prove that the drug was going to be sold to children or on public grounds.
If you have been charged with possession with intent to sell, contact the San Jose criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., today at (408) 296-4100 to schedule a free consultation.