Possession with Intent to Distribute Class C Narcotics
Brockton MA Drug Possession Criminal Defense Attorneys
Possession with the intent to distribute Class C Controlled Substances is a crime that is proven through circumstantial evidence. Juries can infer a defendant’s intent to distribute by looking at the defendant’s conduct leading up to the arrest, the amount of narcotics present at the arrest, whether the defendant had large amounts of cash on or near his or her person, and the presence of drug paraphernalia that is used to distribute drugs (i.e., scales, plastic bags.)
In order to prove the defendant guilty of this offense the Commonwealth needs to prove three elements beyond a reasonable doubt:
- That the defendant possessed the controlled substance or narcotic; and
- Did so knowingly and intentionally; and
- Did so with the intent to distribute.
The amount of the drugs at the scene of the arrest might be enough to inference 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.
Class C Controlled Substances (Vicodin, Clonazepam, Valium)
- Penalties for a first time offense: A conviction for possession with the intent to distribute a class C controlled substance can be handled without the defendant receiving any jail time. However, this offense can result in state prison sentence up to 5 year and sentence in the house of corrections up to 2 ½ years.
- Penalties for a second or multiple offenses: A judge may sentence a second time offender to a minimum 1 year in the house of corrections up to 2 ½ years.
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If you have been charged with any narcotic drug possession crime, or Class C controlled substances possession with intent to distribute, we invite you to call our criminal defense attorneys and take an the first important step in resolving this matter. A drug conviction on your record can follow you around for the rest of your life. Whether this is your first offense, second or other repeat offense, call our law office today to get the help you need and put our experience with the court system to work for you.
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