Charged With Possession With Intent To Distribute? Know Your Rights.

Possessing even a small amount of illegal drugs can lead to a felony charge in Texas, but the stakes are even higher if you are charged with possession with intent to distribute, particularly if the charges are brought in federal court.

For you to be convicted of this offense, the prosecution must prove that you knowingly manufactured, delivered or possessed a controlled substance with the intent to deliver it. At the San Antonio law firm of Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda, PLLC, we know how to investigate and defend against these serious charges.

To arrange a consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, call 210-570-9902 or contact us online. We provide aggressive criminal defense in state and federal drug crime cases.

Understanding The Charge

If you have been charged with drug possession with intent to distribute, the prosecution will seek to prove the following:

  1. That you exercised control or management over the controlled substance
  2. That you intended to deliver the controlled substance to someone else
  3. That you knew the substance was a controlled substance

When determining whether you had intent to sell drugs, the court may consider a range of circumstantial factors, including:

  • The quantity of the controlled substance
  • Where you were arrested
  • The manner in which the controlled substance was packaged
  • Whether or not drug paraphernalia was present, either for personal use or sale
  • Whether or not you are a drug user
  • Whether or not you were in possession of a large amount of cash

Being convicted of possession with intent to distribute can result in a decades-long prison sentence. If you are accused of this offense, do not waste any time: contact an experienced drug crime defense attorney as soon as possible.

No one is automatically convicted of a drug offense. You have a right to challenge the prosecution and defend against the charge.

Contact Our San Antonio Law Office

Schedule a confidential consultation today. Call 210-570-9902 or send us an email. We defend against state and federal drug charges.