Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Narcotics (Heroin, GHB, Morphine)
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Possession of narcotics or controlled substances with the intent to distribute is a charge made by law enforcement officers that is based on circumstantial evidence. The intent to distribute may be inferred by the defendant’s actions or behavior leading up to the arrest, the amount of drugs seized, the presence of large amounts of cash, the presence of drug paraphernalia used to prepare or distribute drugs (i.e., scales, plastic baggies, balloons.)
In order to prove the defendant guilty of this offense the Prosecutor must prove three things beyond a reasonable doubt:
- The defendant possessed the controlled substance or narcotic;
- The Defendant did so knowingly and intentionally; and
- The defendant did so with the intent to distribute.
The amount of the narcotics or controlled substances, by itself, may be enough circumstantial evidence to infer the defendant had the intent to distribute. However, in situations where the amount of the narcotics isn’t enough to raise that inference, evidence of drug paraphernalia may bolster the inference of the intent to distribute.
If you are being investigated, questioned or charged with a drug crime in Massachusetts, you are facing serious consequences. These consequences may be further enhanced depending on the amount of drugs you are alleged to have possessed. If convicted of a drug crime in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you face consequences ranging from a loss of your driver’s license to imprisonment. An experienced drug crimes defense attorney responds quickly and aggressively on your behalf to prepare your defense strategy for trial. Learn More About How We Can Help You
Criminal Penalties For Possession With Intent To Distribute Class A Controlled Substances (Heroin, GHB, Morphine)
- Penalties for a first time conviction: A conviction for possession with the intent to distribute a class A controlled substance can result in imprisonment up to a maximum of 2 ½ years in a state prison or the house of corrections.
- Penalties for second and multiple offenses: Second and multiple offenses result in a mandatory minimum sentence of five 5 years in state prison up to a maximum of 15 years. Fines ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 may also be accessed.
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