Statesboro, GA Intent to Sell Attorney
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Being charged with drug possession is a serious matter that often leads to severe consequences. However, when those charges involve intent to sell, the alleged offender is subject to even harsher penalties. If you are facing such charges, our Statesboro, GA intent to sell lawyer can help you fight your charges and preserve your freedom. Attorney Malone Hart has successfully handled thousands of cases and knows what it takes to win.
What Constitutes Intent to Sell?
When law enforcement discovers that you are in possession of an illegal controlled substance, they may conclude that you intended to distribute those drugs to others, as opposed to keeping them for personal use.
Intent to sell charges can result when:
- The police find an amount of substance that is more than recreational for a single person
- The officers locate large amounts of cash when the drugs are found
- Law enforcement find a scale or other measuring devices in the vicinity
- The police discover packaging materials, such as jars or plastic bags, on the premises
- The officers find the controlled substance packaged in separate containers
It is important to understand that you can be charged with intent to sell even if the controlled substances were not found on your person. If law enforcement officials find the drugs in your car or on your property, that is enough for them to bring charges against you.
Penalties for Possession with Intent to Sell
Regardless of the type of substance, an intent to sell charge is a felony in Georgia. A conviction for this crime can result in significant penalties, including fines, jail time, driver’s license suspension, and loss of firearm and voting rights. The specific penalties will be based on the schedule and amount of substance involved and the number of previous offenses.
Penalties for intent to sell include:
Schedule I and II substances:
- First offense – punishable by between 5 and 30 years in prison
- Second and subsequent offenses – punishable by between 10 to 40 years in prison or a life sentence
Schedule III, IV, and V substances:
- Punishable by 1 to 10 years in prison
On top of these punishments, you will also have to deal with the long-term consequences of a felony conviction on your permanent criminal record. This could prevent you from obtaining certain forms of employment or even make it difficult to find a place to live.
Seek the Best Possible Outcome
If you are facing possession with intent to sell charges, it is important to take immediate action to protect your rights and freedom. The sooner you get in touch with Hart Law Group, the sooner we can begin building a strategic case to get your charges reduced or dropped.
Call (912) 470-5040 today to get an experienced & aggressive Statesboro, GA attorney on your side.
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