Possession with Intent to Sell
Being charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell is a serious offense in Las Vegas. You are facing serious penalties and repercussions from this offense. If you are convicted, this includes lengthy prison sentence, heavy fines and a criminal record. If you have been charged with possession or intent to sell or distribute a controlled substance, call The Defenders. We are a Las Vegas drug crimes criminal defense attorney.
Whether you live here or were visiting Las Vegas, if you’ve been charged with possession of drugs with intent to sell, it is important you contact The Defenders immediately. An individual can be charged with this crime if they possess any scheduled substances, illegal drugs, or narcotics with probable evidence that the intent was to sell. Intent to sell can be found in evidence such as:
- Scales or balances
- Plastic bags
- Large amounts of cash
- Quantity of the drug
- Drug paraphernalia
Any of the above evidence, if found, will be used to charge the alleged offender with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. While a conviction of this will carry harsh penalties, the punishment will vary depending on the schedule the drug is categorized, the type of substance, location of the offense and if there have been any prior offenses of similar nature.
For Schedule I or II substances (cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, GHB or LSD), depending on prior offenses, the alleged offender is looking at:
- First conviction will result in a category D felony, punishable by a fine up to $5,000 and/or one to four years in prison
- Second conviction will result in a category C felony, punishable by a fine up to $10,000 and/or one to five years in prison
- Third conviction will result in a category B felony, punishable by a fine up to $20,000 and three to 15 years in prison
For Schedule III, IV, or V substances (Valium, Xanax, cough suppressant or codeine), depending on prior offenses, the alleged offender is looking at:
- First or second conviction will result in a category D felony, punishable by a fine up to $10,000 and/or one to four years in prison
- Third conviction will result in a category C felony, punishable by a fine up to $10,000 and/or one to five years in prison
Las Vegas Drug Crimes Criminal Defense Attorney – The Defenders
It is important you contact The Defenders immediately so we can start creating an aggressive defense for your case. The Defenders delivers an honest and straightforward response to your charges while providing you personable and communicative involvement throughout the duration of your case. We’re aggressive when we need to be, compassionate when it counts, and always dedicated to your success. That’s what makes us The Defenders, a proud branch of the Richard Harris Law Firm.
We have the experience and knowledge you need to make sure you get the best judgment for your case. We are available day and night to start the process. Simply fill out our Contact Us form or call us at 702.333.3333.You don’t have to go through this alone, call us today!
The firm is led by attorney K. Ryan Helmick of The Defenders, who is experienced in dozens of criminal law matters. He and his team have helped thousands of people with their cases. It is his passion. Read more about Ryan here.