Trafficking and Intent to Sell
The laws involving drug trafficking and possessing drugs with the intent to sell or deliver in North Carolina are confusing, and make many different controlled substances and drugs illegal. Marijuana, methamphetamines, MDA and MDMA, amphetamines, LSD, herion and opium have been designated in drug trafficking statutes. Incarceration is often the result of convictions for drug trafficking offenses. These cases are tried as felonies, and the severity of the sentence can vary depending on factors such as an individual’s criminal record and the quantity of the drugs seiezed by law enforcement.
In order for the state of North Carolina to convict an individual for possession of a controlled substance with an Intent To Sell, they must prove:
- The person must have actual or constructive knowledge of the possession of a controlled substance
- The person must have intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver the controlled substance
Many cases hinge on proving a person’s intent to sell. Often, the prosecution will rely on expert witnesses such as a law enforcement officials with experience in drug related cases. However, these “expert witnesses” often lack the concrete evidence necessary to back up the accusation that there was a clear intent to sell.
If you find yourself, or a loved one, fighting a drug trafficking or related charge, get the protection from an attorney who has the experience and strength to defend your rights. Contact Jason Wilson today to approach a plan to combat the charges against you.