Attempted Federal Drug Sale Defense Attorney in Los Angeles
The Prosecution Only Has to Show Intent to Reach a Guilty Verdict
The attempt to sell illegal drugs is a felony. In a federal court, the prosecution does not even have to prove that an individual sold these controlled substances—the only proof needed is the intent to sell.
The attempt to sell can be proven by several factors, including but not limited to:
- Drug packaging
- Weighing scales
- Cutting agents
- People coming to/going from a specific location
- Fortified entry points and windows
- Conversations with police informants
- Undercover officers
- Wiretapped phone conversations
If you have been accused, it is important to call an experienced Los Angeles drug sale defense lawyer as soon as possible. Reach out to Shemaria Law Offices at (310) 953-4004.
Penalties for a Drug Crime Conviction in California
Penalties for drug-related offenses can be quite severe. They range from imprisonment in jail or prison to the payment of large fines. The gravity of the punishment for the attempted sale of drugs is determined by factors such as:
- Type and quantity of the drugs involved
- Whether the drugs were for personal use or for sale
- If the defendant has a criminal record, especially prior drug convictions.*
*If a defendant is on his or her second offense for the sale of controlled substances, there is a minimum three year enhancement for the prior sales conviction. This term is added to the time or sentence of the drug charge currently being served.
Protect Your Future Now
Convictions for an attempted sale of drugs and the corresponding penalties are determined on a case-by-case basis. It is in your best interest to hire a skilled drug crime attorney in Los Angeles if you ever find yourself in such a situation. The consequences of a drug charge are life-changing, so it is important to seek the legal expertise of a knowledgeable board certified defense attorney if you are being investigated for attempted drug sales.
At Shemaria Law Offices, we have extensive experience in criminal defense in both state and federal court. We ensure your rights are protected, especially in drug-related cases.
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