Possession With Intent To Sell

How Can the Police Determine Intent to Sell?

The police want to make drug busts and prosecutors want to establish a record of being tough on drugs. That means almost anything can amount to drug possession — even a small quantity of drugs — with intent to sell case.

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If you were caught with a small amount of prescription drugs, marijuana, heroin, cocaine or meth, take the problem seriously. Simple possession can be changed to possession with intent to sell or transport for any number of reasons. You need a criminal defense lawyer who understands how law enforcement works and who is on your side. Talk to an attorney at the O. Joseph Chornenky law firm in Phoenix, Arizona.

‘Intent’ Can Be a Small Quantity Plus …

Plus what? If someone has a small quantity of drugs plus a large amount of money, that could convince the prosecutor that the person is a dealer, not just someone with personal-use drugs. A small quantity plus plastic baggies or squares of paper could indicate intent to package and sell drugs. Drug possession plus possession of a high-quality pocket scale might be interpreted as intent to sell.

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It takes an experienced criminal defense lawyer with a knowledge of the prosecutor's policies and a thorough understanding of the law to deal with the misunderstandings and misinterpretations of law enforcement. Attorney O. Joseph Chornenky is certified as a criminal law specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.

Contact our Arizona Criminal Defense law firm for an initial consultation. Our entire law firm will be focused on your case. Our objective? Your rights enforced.