Possession of controlled substances is a serious charge by itself, but if authorities believe you intended to distribute the drug, your charges can be enhanced. You could face even harsher prison sentences and fines with such a charge which means you need a Cleveland drug defense attorney in your corner fighting for you from the beginning.
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Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly places its clients’ needs at the forefront with each case we handle. Attorneys Henderson and Weatherly were both named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 because they are fierce advocates of their clients’ rights in and out of court. Our Cleveland criminal defense firm believes in conducting ourselves professionally while building sound defenses for our valued clients.
Possession with intent to distribute involves the selling or offering of a controlled substance to someone or the preparing of drugs for shipment, transport, delivery, or distribution. Law enforcement takes into consideration how drugs are packaged, the presence of packaging and weighing materials in your home, and having large amounts of cash in your home as evidence of intending to distribute drugs.
Penalties for a conviction can include:
Other factors include the type or schedule of the drug you are accused of intending to distribute. LSD is considered a much more serious drug than Codeine, for example, and is classified accordingly and punished more severely.
At Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly Co. L.P.A. our Cleveland drug crime lawyers can build the legal defense you need for your particular case. If you had no knowledge of the drug’s presence we can seriously discredit the prosecution’s case against you. Even if you did possess the drugs, we can argue that you intended them only for personal recreational use and not for distribution which could result in lesser charges.
The prosecution needs to prove beyond reasonable doubt you had control of a drug and planned to distribute it, which can be challenged in court. Our firm has handled many such charges before and understands how to beat them!
Call our Cleveland defense attorneys today and we can begin work on building a custom defense for you!