Have you been charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Intent to Sell?
The possession or manufacture of drug paraphernalia with the intent to sell, is a crime in Massachusetts that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of one year in jail or a fine of $500. The sentence may reach up to two years in jail or a fine of up to $5,000 or both. One may face three to five years in state prison or a fine of at least $1,000 if convicted of possession with intent to sell drug paraphernalia to a person under eighteen years of age.
This crime, which is governed by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 94C Section 32I, involves three elements that must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt before one can be convicted. First, it must be proven that the object in question is drug paraphernalia. Drug paraphernalia is basically a product or tool used in connection with the use, production, storage, growth or concealment of drugs. Next, it must be proven that the defendant had knowledge that the object was drug paraphernalia and of the object’s reasonable use. Finally, it must be proven that that the defendant had the intent to sell the drug paraphernalia that he possessed or made.
If you have been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to sell, you should contact a highly-experienced criminal lawyer who has the expertise and skill to build a powerful defense. Francis T. O’Brien Jr. has more than 20 years of experience in criminal practice and concentrates on all areas of defense. He is of counsel to O’Brien Law Boston, a top-rated Boston law firm. Attorney O’Brien will work aggressively to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
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