Possession with Intent to Sell Laws in Florida
'What is "possession with intent?" ' In Florida, a defendant may face misdemeanor or felony charges for drug possession with the intent to sell or
distribute. A more serious offense than simple possession, possession with intent involves a defendant who was allegedly in possession of drug and/or
drug paraphernalia or other items that indicated that he or she had the intention to sell or distribute the drugs. Measuring scales, baggies, large amounts of cash, client lists, PDAs and other similar items may be considered to show the intent to sell or distribute, as may large quantities of drugs.
How is intent determined?
There are various factors that may play an important role in a criminal case involving drug possession with the intent to sell or distribute. These factors may include:
- The presence of drug paraphernalia
- Any statements that the defendant said regarding the drugs and his or her intent to sell these
- Where the drugs were in relation to drug paraphernalia and other items
- The presence of large amounts of cash, a customer log, pager, or PDA
- The quantity of drugs involved
- The manner in which the drugs were packaged, stored or presented
If you have been accused of possession with intent or have been arrested for any type of drug crime in South Florida, it is important to consider your options and discuss your situation with an experienced attorney. You will need a
Miami criminal attorney who can begin immediately in protecting your legal rights, offering you the full protection the U.S. Constitution and legal system have to offer.
Enlist a Criminal Defense Attorney in Miami, FL
Although you may have been arrested and extensive amounts of evidence may have been collected against you, you still have the right to legal counsel and the right to challenge your charges. Including an experienced trial attorney and former prosecutor such as Michael Mirer from the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. can give you the best chance at a successful case resolution, even in the face of the most serious of drug charges.
For example, possession with intent charges may be successfully countered by proving an unlawful search and seizure or by another rights violation by law enforcement or the prosecution.
Contact Miami drug possession lawyer Michael Mirer today for a free initial consultation regarding your case.