Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Narcotics (Ecstasy, Cocaine, PCP, LSD, Amphetamines, Methamphetamines)
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Possession with the intent to distribute Class B 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 at the time of the arrest, and the presence of any 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:
- 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 drugs at the scene of the arrest might be enough 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 B Controlled Substances (Ecstasy “X”, Cocaine, PCP, LSD, Amphetamines, Methamphetamines “Meth”)
Penalties for first time offense: A good criminal drug attorney might be able to resolve a first offense case without the defendant receiving jail time. The defendant could also face up to 2 ½ years in the house of corrections and up to 10 years in a state prison.
Penalties for Second and multiple offenses: Second and subsequent offenses results in a minimum 3 year sentence in state prison sentence.
Criminal Penalties For Possession With Intent to Distribute PCP/Angle Dust Penalties
Punishment for this Class B drug is more severe. A conviction for possession with distribute this drug results in a minimum 2 ½ sentence for a first offense with a 2nd offense resulting a minimum sentence of 5 years.
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Our knowledgeable and experienced New Bedford/Brockton Class B Narcotic Distribution Lawyer at The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan are available to assist clients throughout all of Massachusetts, including but not limited to Plymouth County including Brockton, Plymouth, Bridgewater, Hingham, Wareham, Middleboro; Norfolk County including Quincy, Stoughton, Dedham, Weymouth, Braintree, Randolph, Canton, Sharon, Brookline, Franklin; Bristol County including New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Wrentham, Attleboro, Mansfield, Easton, Raynham; and Middlesex County including Cambridge, Lowell, Somerville, Newton, Woburn, Framingham, Malden, Chelsea, Everett, Arlington, Medford and Waltham; Cape Cod, Barnstable, Falmouth and Worcester; Essex County including Lynn, Lawrence and Salem; and the Greater Boston area including South Boston, Revere, Dorchester and Roxbury.
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