Marijuana Possession with Intent to Sell
Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug. But just because it is common, does not mean that harsh penalties are not on the line if one is arrested and charged with related crimes. People that are found to be in illegal possession of the drug are subject to arrest and punishment. A marijuana possession with intent to sell charge may be given if the quantity of marijuana on the defendant’s person indicates that it was to be sold to others.
If you have been accused of this crime, a Milwaukee drug crime defense attorney at Hart Powell, S.C., can help you to protect your rights and to present a vigorous defense. To speak with an experienced lawyer that will fight aggressively on your behalf, contact Hart Powell, S.C. today by calling (414) 271-9595.
Evidence of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell
Possession of a substantial amount of marijuana is not necessarily enough to charge a person with the intent to sell. Instead, the state of Wisconsin must provide the following evidence to support the charge.
- Possession of sufficient amounts of marijuana or marijuana plants
- Possession of large amount of cash
- Possession of a scale
- Possession of marijuana separated into packages
A person does not necessarily have to be caught attempting to distribute the substance to be charged. Punishments for this crime will depend on the amount of marijuana uncovered as well as the criminal history of the accused. If the accused was found in possession next to a school or public area, the potential consequences of a conviction may be harsher. Sentencing may include jail time and thousands of dollars in fines.
If you have been accused of marijuana possession with intent to sell, the Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys Hart Powell, S.C., are prepared to assist you in your effort to protect your freedom and reputation. Contact us today by calling (414) 271-9595.
Written by Michael Hart & Craig PowellLast Updated : January 13, 2016