Possession with Intent to Sell in Tennessee
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While simple drug possession can result in minor penalties, the consequences for possession with intent to sell or distribute are more severe. Not only does the defendant face an extensive prison sentence and costly fines, but a permanent mark on your criminal record. If you are facing such charges, it is imperative to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom.
At The Collins Law Firm, PLLC,, we can thoroughly review your case and determine all of your available legal options to either get your charges reduced or the case dismissed entirely. With a decade of experience, our Nashville criminal defense lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of Tennessee drug laws to help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system.
Defenses Against Possession with Intent Charges
You can be charged with possession with intent, despite never actually committing the crime of distributing or selling drugs. Penalties for simple possession can be charged, in addition to charges for distribution or drug sales.
Police can arrest and charge a suspect if he or she simply possesses a specific amount of illegal substance on the assumption that your intention was to engage in further criminal activity. Furthermore, investigators can look into how the drugs were packaged, whether large amounts were found on the scene, and other factors that mean a drug operation was being conducted.
- However, the following are common defenses that can be applied against these charges:
- Demonstrate the drugs were intended only for personal use
- Prove that you did not have possession of the drug
- Lack of sufficient evidence to prove possession with intent
- Show an illegal search and seizure was employed to gather evidence
As a former prosecutor, our Nashville criminal defense attorney can anticipate how the prosecution will approach your case – giving you an advantage in the courtroom. We can investigate your arrest and collect evidence necessary to develop an effective and personalize defense strategy just for you. Let us fight for you immediately.
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