Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine
Reliable Cocaine Attorney in Houston
Possession with Intent to deliver cocaine can be proved by circumstantial
evidence, including evidence regarding an accused's possession of
the cocaine. An oral expression of the intent is not required. Additional
factors that courts have considered in determining whether the accused
had the intent to deliver cocaine include:
- the nature of the location at which the accused was arrested;
- the quantity of cocaine in the accused's possession;
- the manner of packaging;
- the presence, or lack thereof, of drug paraphernalia for either use or sale;
- the accused's possession of large amounts of cash; and
- the accused's status as a drug user.
Expert testimony by experienced law enforcement officers may also be used
to establish an accused's intent to deliver cocaine.
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In a possession with intent to deliver cocaine case, the State must prove
that you: (1) exercised care, custody, control, or management over the
cocaine; (2) intended to deliver the cocaine to another; (3) knew the
substance in your possession was cocaine.
Delivery of at least 4 grams but less than 200 grams of cocaine can result
in a minimum of 5 years up to life-in-prison and a fine of $10,000.00.
To put this in perspective 4 to 200 grams equals .0088 to .44 pounds,
or .14 to 7.055 ounces. It is important to seek experienced legal representation
as soon as possible.
Consult with Mark Morasch, Attorney at Law in Houston, Texas today.