We’ve covered a number of drug crimes before, but one of the most common crimes outside of possession are those involving the sale of illegal substances. If you have been arrested and accused of selling a controlled substance, please call San Diego criminal lawyer Peter M. Liss.
It’s important to note that sentences for the sale of illegal drugs vary greatly depending on the quantity and substance in question. Obviously you would face much stricter penalties for selling a kilo of cocaine than a single marijuana joint. If the crime is charged as a felony, you could face lengthy prison sentences and massive fines. The penalties for drug sales with prior convictions for the same crime are particularly harsh and can result in large prison terms. No matter what the specifics of your case, there are a number of different defenses to these accusations, but it is critical you speak with a Carmel Valley criminal attorney as soon as possible in order to protect your rights and ensure you do not do anything to jeopardize your case.
Defenses for charges dealing with the illegal sales of drugs include the police performing illegal search and seizure tactics, arguing that the substance in question was for personal consumption and not sale, and that you were an unwitting accomplice to someone else’s actions. In some cases, you might be better off discussing a plea bargain than pleading innocent. Before trying to explain your case to the police, always ask to speak with a Del Mar drug defense lawyer who can evaluate your case and help you determine the best possible defense for your situation.
If you have been accused of selling drugs or possession with intent to sell, please call (760) 643-4050 or (858) 486-3024 to schedule a free initial consultation with top Solana Beach drug attorney Peter M. Liss.
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