Possession with Intent to Distribute Drugs/Narcotics
Possession with the intent to distribute drugs like cocaine, heroin, LSD, or some prescription medications like oxycodone or Xanax is illegal under the four drug felony classes in Colorado. Intent to sell does not require a defendant to be arrested physically making a sale but can be inferred from things like large quantities of illicit substances, the presence of cash around the drugs, or other factors that lead officers to belief the drugs were not for personal use.
The prosecution must prove that the defendant had possession of the drug, had a quantity large enough to sell, and had the intent of selling it. If these elements can be proven, a defendant likely will be charged with possession with the intent to sell.
Under the 4 classes of drug felonies in Colorado, the punishments if convicted range from 6 months in prison and a $1,000 fine to 32 years in jail and a $1,000,000 fine.
One possible defense for a charge of possession with the intent to sell is that the defendant did not actually have the intention of selling the drugs. As well, unlawful search and seizure of controlled substances can be another defense against a possession for sale of drugs or narcotics.
It is critical that you have an experienced and relentless drug possession with intent to distribute attorney on your side. Call Krizman Law today at 303-529-2677.
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