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Possession with Intent to Sell Attorney in Tavares, FL

In Tavares and anywhere in Lake County, FL, possession with intent to sell is a serious drug charge that leaves those found guilty facing severe punishment.  Regardless of whether the substance involved is meth, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, or even prescription drugs, a conviction will result in life-changing consequences. At Adams & Luka, our possession with intent attorneys work vigorously on behalf of those accused of drug crimes in an effort to reach positive results.

Prosecutors Must Prove Intent to Sell

Possession is a serious criminal charge, however when it can be proven you intended to sell the drugs, the stakes go up considerably.  Prosecutors must prove intent, and often base charges on the fact that a person possessed an amount of drug/substance that would be considered more than normal for personal use.  Other evidence commonly used to prove intent include:

1. The individual accused possesses a large amount of cash
2. Possession of scales used to weigh drugs
3. Possession of baggies or other materials used to package drugs for selling

Obviously, "intent" is the operative word here.  The fact that someone is in possession of baggies, a scale, or other paraphernalia is not proof that an individual intended to sell or distribute illicit drugs to others.  In the end, you may be charged with possessing a controlled substance with intent to sell that substance based on how a police officer interprets intent. A substantial amount of evidence is provided by testimony of police who give their version and opinion of the circumstance, which rarely includes the officer actually witnessed the defendant in the act of selling or delivering drugs.

Criminal Penalties for Possession with Intent to Sell in Tavares

Possession with intent to sell may be charged as a second- or third-degree felony, depending on the type of drug involved.  For example, a Schedule 1 substance such as marijuana will leave the accused facing third-degree felony charges, while a Schedule 2 substance will be charged as a second-degree felony.  Along with substantial fines and a criminal record that will impact various aspects of your life forever, those found guilty will face a maximum of five (5) to fifteen (15) years in prison depending on the facts of the case.

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There are several defenses that may prove to be effective in your case and result in your avoiding a conviction and the resulting punishment.  Additionally, there are legal options you may want to explore if eligible including drug court, drug diversion programs, and more.  It may also be possible to have charges reduced, which typically results in less severe punishment.  Challenging whether police followed proper protocol and whether your legal rights were violated are other possibilities.  

At Adams & Luka, our Tavares possession with intent to sell attorneys are skilled, knowledgeable, and committed to securing the best possible result for our clients.  Contact us immediately for a free consultation.

Client Reviews

I would like thank my attorney Thomas Luka. I knew from the beginning I had the right guy in my corner. While celebrating with family and friends at a Public Park in Seminole County, a fight broke out among various people. Myself, and a good friend, broke up the fight and the instigators left. Six months later, I was wrongly accused as the person who started the fight. The first attorney I hired could not even get a response from the State Attorney handling the case. Someone referred me to Tom and I felt comfortable at his demeanor and reactions.

After conversations with Tom, who knew I would settle for nothing less than a FULL DISMISSAL due to my innocence, I hired him. His firm of Adams and Luka did the due diligence by interviewing witnesses and the police who were on the scene, as well as starting a dialogue with the State Attorney. After gathering statements from witnesses, Tom was able to present a strong argument on my behalf to the State Attorney on why the case should be dismissed. If the State Attorney was not willing to dismiss the case, Tom was ready to take the case to trial.

The result by Thomas Luka: Case Dismissed.

I am 53 years old with a spotless record and glad to keep it that way thanks to the time, effort, hard work, and professionalism of the Adams and Luka and Tom Luka.

Earl from Mesquite
Thomas Luka left a life-long great impression of lawyers. He was always professional, on time, and answered things honestly. From the start and during the 14 months it went on - Tom was very upfront and honest with me about the possible outcomes. The result was better than I had hoped for. Tom really over-delivered. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Marcela Giorgi
Adams and Luka were very professional and savvy in the courtroom. When you're in court with Mr. Luka you will think you have the best attorney there. I recommend this law firm. Pioneer Tech
Rich Adams is an outstanding criminal attorney. I have had the opportunity to refer several friends and clients to his practice for handling of criminal matters, and on every occasion he has produced an excellent result. Rich practices with attention to detail, a thorough knowledge of the law, and a passion to defend his clients. I will continue to refer clients to Rich Adams, and would strongly recommend him for your legal needs. Brian Pink