Intent to Sell Illegal Drugs – Orlando Criminal Attorney

If you have been arrested and charged with intent to sell illegal drugs, an Orlando criminal attorney at the Kramer Law Firm can offer experienced counsel at every stage to aggressively assert your rights and protect your freedom.

Possession of illegal drugs with the intent to sell is a felony under Florida law. The crime can be punished with a prison sentence of five years or more, depending on the type of drug involved and other aspects of your case.

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Immediate Help from a Qualified Orlando Criminal Attorney

If police arrested you in Orlando or Central Florida for possessing a controlled substance with the intent of selling it to someone else, you need urgent legal help. The penalties for selling, or even intending to sell, controlled substances such as meth, ecstasy, heroin, marijuana, cocaine, and illegally obtained prescription medications such as Vicodin and Oxycontin can be serious and life changing.

The Kramer Law Firm focuses on protecting our client’s rights, starting with working for the dismissal of drug related charges. Our drug defense lawyers have a great depth of experience in defending drug crimes, and will take all necessary action to achieve the best results possible in your case.

Contact an Orlando criminal attorney for an immediate consultation: 855-Kramer-Now (855-572-6376). Early involvement in a possession with intent to sell charge can have a significant impact on your case.

How Prosecutors Approach Possession with Intent to Sell Cases

Your Orlando criminal attorney must act quickly to provide a compelling defense centered on dismissing the charges or reducing the sentence. These types of drug cases can be tricky, both for the prosecution and for the defense, because they deal with the concept of "intention."

Law enforcement may not actually witness a sale or delivery transaction. They often draw conclusions about the “intentions” of alleged offenders based on the substances they find and seize. A good Orlando criminal attorney will challenge any charges based on circumstantial evidence and assumptions.

Prosecutors do not need to show that you actually sold drugs to anyone: they merely need to prove that you had drugs in your possession and that you planned to sell them. How does the legal system make this determination? The court will look at insightful facts, such as

  • how much money you had on you at the time of the arrest;
  • the amount of drugs you had (i.e. did you have more than you could possibly consume on your own?);
  • how the drugs were packaged (were they individually packaged);
  • where the drug arrest took place. For instance, if you got arrested in an area that has a reputation as a drug distribution zone, the court may be more likely to convict you.
  • your past criminal history;
  • statements you make to law enforcement.

You need an Orlando criminal attorney who knows how to defend your case and argue the State’s allegations and evidence. The Kramer Law Firm will immediately begin investigation to determine whether evidence was obtained illegally and in violation of your constitutional rights. We will investigate whether the prosecution has sufficient evidence to sustain a charge of possession with intent to sell. Our attorneys have successfully argued these points to get the charges against our clients reduced or dropped altogether.

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Punishments for Intent to Sell

Controlled substances are defined in the Florida Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act. The law categorizes the drugs into Sections I through V, with Schedule I substances being the most addictive and dangerous substances and therefore carrying the harshest penalties.

For example,

  • Possession with intent to sell marijuana, amphetamines, steroids, Xanax or Valium is a third degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and/or fines up to $5,000.
  • Possession with intent to sell MDMA (ecstasy), cocaine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, meth or morphine is a second degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison and/or fines up to $10,000.

The court can increase statutory punishments for more serious versions of each crime. For instance, selling cocaine near a park, a church, a day care facility, a school or a public housing project (within 1,000 feet of the facility), can be charged as a first degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

Consult with a Skilled Orlando Criminal Attorney Immediately

The complexities of Florida drug laws can be overwhelming; and the consequences for your future are enormous. Do not wait to retain effective counsel. Call an experienced and resourceful Orlando criminal attorney at the Kramer Law Firm. We can help you take aggressive action to challenge your charges or get them dismissed.

Call us for a free and confidential consultation: 855-Kramer-Now (855-572-6376).

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