If you get arrested or charged with federal possession with intent to deliver or other federal drug charges, act quickly to ensure your rights remain protected and you have someone on your side defending you. The federal possession with intent to deliver lawyers in Tampa, FL at Goldman Wetzel are here for you, ready to go to work on your case today.
Let our team fight to clear your name or get a more favorable outcome in your case. We will review the circumstances of your arrest and build a solid defense strategy on your behalf. Call 888-727-4652 for a free consultation and to get started today.
Federal Drug Possession with Intent to Deliver: What It Means
Possession of illegal drugs, or prescription drugs without a valid prescription, is a violation of state and federal laws. While the drug you get accused of possessing plays an important role in how significant the consequences may be if convicted, drug possession on the federal level is always a serious accusation. Things get even worse when they allege that you had the intent to distribute or deliver the drug.
It is important to note that they do not need to have proof you planned to sell the drug. They only need to show you had a large enough quantity, had it packaged for distribution, or had tools such as bags and scales. “Intent to deliver” may include:
- Selling the drugs
- Sharing the drugs or giving the drugs away
- Holding the drugs for a friend
- Possessing a quantity likely too large for personal use
To build a strong case against you and convict you of possession with intent to deliver in Tampa, U.S. Attorneys, working closely with law enforcement, must show:
- You knew you had an illegal drug in your control; and
- You possessed the drug willingly; and
- You planned to distribute or deliver the drug, or you had enough for them to convince the judge and jury of this.
Potential Penalties Following a Tampa, FL Federal Possession with Intent to Deliver Conviction
If the U.S. Attorney builds a strong enough case to convict you on federal possession with intent to deliver charges, the federal judge overseeing your case in the Middle District of Florida will consider the facts of your case, any mitigating circumstances, and any aggravating circumstances. Then they will consider:
- The advisory Federal Sentencing Guidelines
- Mandatory minimum sentence laws
- Maximum sentence laws
They will consider the circumstances of your arrest and facts of your case, as well as any prior drug-related convictions or violent convictions on your record. They will also consider the controlled substance they convicted you of possessing. You will get a much stiffer sentence for an opioid or fentanyl than for marijuana.
You could face time behind bars in a federal detention facility or high-security prison, fines, probation, and more.
If a federal law enforcement agency or local police accuse you of possession with intent to deliver, the Goldman Wetzel criminal defense attorneys are here to help. We can go to work today protecting your rights and fighting for a more favorable outcome in your case. Call 888-727-4652 to get started by discussing your case with a member of our team.
The Goldman Wetzel Attorneys Take on Every Case Together
The attorneys from Goldman Wetzel take a unique approach to every case they handle: they work together. Coming from distinct backgrounds, Summer Goldman in the prosecutor’s office and Maribeth Wetzel as a career defense attorney, working together allows them to get a more well-rounded view of your case.
We also like to get to work on every case as soon as possible. If we can complete our investigation and get a good understanding of your case before you are arrested or face charges, we may be able to clear your name and prevent them from ever pressing charges against you.
Call us as soon as you find out about the allegations or after your arrest so we can get to work on your case right away. You can reach a member of our team at 888-727-4652.
The Goldman Wetzel Attorneys Can Develop a Defense Strategy on Your Behalf
The federal criminal defense team at Goldman Wetzel will look into the facts of your case and the circumstances surrounding your arrest. Using what we learn, we can develop a defense strategy to counter the allegations against you and aggressively pursue a more favorable outcome. Let us fight this fight on your behalf.
Depending on the facts of your case and other factors, we may be able to:
- Present evidence that stops the U.S. Attorney from pressing charges
- Fight for an acquittal during your trial
- Negotiate a plea deal for a reduced charge and reduced sentence
- Ask the Judge to probate your sentence
In addition to pursuing an approach that can get you a more favorable outcome, you can expect our team to provide the support and representation you need through the entire process. From interrogation to arraignment to trial and sentencing, we will be by your side. Our federal possession with intent to deliver lawyers in Tampa will protect your rights and ensure you get fair treatment.
Talk to Federal Possession with Intent to Deliver Lawyers in Tampa, FL
If you face allegations, arrest, or charges of a federal drug crime including possession or possession with intent to deliver, the Goldman Wetzel attorneys can provide aggressive representation and compassionate support services. Let a federal possession with intent to deliver lawyer in Tampa, FL help you fight the accusations against you.
Call us today at 888-727-4652 for a free review of your case or to put our team to work right away.