Are there different penalties for drug possession and drug distribution?

Yes. Depending on the type of drug involved and the amount that a person has, along with his or her intent regarding the drug, the penalties for conviction can vary enormously. For instance, the penalties are often stricter when a person possesses a large amount of a drug like cocaine, especially if courts determine that he or she has the intent to sell or distribute that drug. Typically, a person who is caught possessing small amounts of a drug will face lighter penalties.

If you or someone you know is facing drug charges of any kind, then you might want to talk to a legal representative from Alexander & Associates about the best strategies for reducing these charges and their associated penalties. Call (972) 420-6560 to learn more about your defense options.