Windham County Intent to Sell Lawyer
Drug Dealing Attorney in Connecticut
Even though Connecticut revised its laws against illegal possession of drugs and controlled substances and eliminated the draconian penalties for simple possession, the penalties for drug sales in Connecticut have not changed and are just as severe as ever! A single conviction for sales of drugs or controlled substances or for possession of drugs or controlled substances with intent to sell could deprive you of your freedom for a long time and cost you a lot of money in fines.
Depending on the drugs or controlled substances involved, the precise charges, and the circumstances of your case, if you are convicted of selling certain drugs or controlled substances, you may be facing the possibility of a mandatory minimum jail sentence of five to 20 years, with a possible maximum jail sentence of life imprisonment for even a first sales conviction! The mandatory minimum jail sentence gets even worse for a second or subsequent sales conviction. Fines ranging from $25,000 for a first sales conviction to $250,000 for a second or subsequent conviction can be imposed in addition to jail-time.
Defend against your charges by contacting the Law Office of Jerome Paun to speak with an experienced Windham County drug sale attorney. Selling drugs may be a thing of the past, but the rest of your life doesn't have to be.
Marijuana Possession & Intent to Sell Law
While marijuana has been legalized in some states, Connecticut still maintains strict laws against the possession, sale, trafficking, and cultivation of marijuana. Some marijuana charges are civil violations, punishable only by fines, while others are felonies that carry lengthy prison sentences.
In 2011, Connecticut decriminalized possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana. Such possession is now considered a civil violation, punishable by a fine, rather than a criminal offense punishable by a jail sentence. Nonetheless, any violation on your record can result in future problems like difficulty finding or maintaining employment. Our defense law firm can help you understand your rights and provide you with the effective defense representation you need.
Possession of more than a half ounce of marijuana is still illegal. Other marijuana crimes such as cultivation, sale, and distribution are felony offenses and could result in lengthy prison sentences. Mandatory minimum sentences apply if you were caught in possession or control of marijuana within 1,500 feet of elementary or secondary school property, or an identified child day care center. Selling marijuana to a minor or employing a minor to sell marijuana may result in another serious felony charge of risk of injury to a minor.
Effective Defense Against Intent to Sell Charges
If you have been charged with a drug-related crime in Connecticut, our Windham County drug crimes attorney can provide you with the effective legal defense representation you need. Whether that means filing and securing a diversionary program for you on a simple misdemeanor possession charge or going to trial on a sales or distribution charge, we are prepared to effectively defend you.
We defend anyone who has been accused possessing with intent to sell (WITS) including, but not limited to:
- Cocaine and crack cocaine
- Ecstasy (MDMA)
- Methamphetamine (Crystal Meth)
- Prescription drugs
Don't plead guilty before you speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Even if prosecutors have strong evidence against you, there may be ways to reduce your charges, eliminate or minimize jail-time, or avoid a conviction altogether. Don't just plead guilty and accept the consequences, even if you think the plea deal is the best you can do. An experienced criminal defense lawyer like Attorney Paun can make a big difference in minimizing your consequences without a trial or winning a not guilty verdict at the end of a trial.
We can help you understand your drug sale charges, the criminal process and the defense options available to you. Call us today at (860) 455-4202 to get started!
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