When the government charges Possession with the Intent to Deliver (PWID), the prosecution is usually based on one of three factual patterns that depict a possessor of narcotics who does not intend to use all of the narcotics for themselves, or the prosecution is based on a conspiracy.
In the first type of Possession with the Intent to Deliver charge the accused has narcotics in his possession and is observed by the police or their agent selling narcotics.
The second type of Possession with the Intent to Deliver prosecution occurs when a person is stopped with narcotics and not observed selling any narcotics, but the amount of narcotics they possess would be too great to think they would use all of the narcotics for their own personal use; the prosecution is based on quantity alone.
The third type of prosecution for Possession with the Intent to Deliver is for social distribution of narcotics. In that case someone brings some marijuana or cocaine to a party and shares it with everyone at the party.
The police often use confidential informants, direct sales, or plain out observations through surveillance. The police either make an on scene arrest or they obtain and execute search warrants on the premises previously under surveillance and make the arrest at the time the warrant is executed.
Most warrants include all persons in and about the home and allow the police to search the entire house and any drawers, closets, attics, storage areas, etc. Even if the police are searching for marijuana, if they find firearms and cocaine, they are allowed to seize all contraband found within the property.
If you have been charged with a narcotics or drug related crime, call The Zeiger Firm right now to get started. We offer a free consultation with a lawyer either over the phone or in person to discuss your narcotics charges.
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