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Possession with Intent to Sell

If convicted of possession with intent to sell, an individual can spend up to 15 years in prison, and be required to pay thousands of dollars in fines. If you are facing charges for possession with intent to sell in Florida, it is vital that you take the first and most important step in fighting these charges. Consult with an experienced Destin drug defense attorney to discuss your drug charges and possible defenses.  

Destin Possession with Intent to Sell Lawyer

Contact Adkinson Law Firm, LLC to discuss your alleged possession with intent to sell charges in Crestview, South Walton, Fort Walton Beach, Milton, Navarre, DeFuniak Springs, Pensacola and the surrounding areas. The attorneys of Adkinson Law Firm, LLC have the knowledge and experience necessary to fight and potentially suppress these charges.

Call Clay Adkinson for a free consultation today at if you have been charged with possession with intent to sell in Destin, South Walton, and the surrounding areas. The attorneys at Adkinson Law Firm, LLC will work tirelessly to defend you against your possession with intent to sell.


Possession with Intent to Sell Definition In Florida

According to Fla. Stat. § 893.13(1)(a), it is illegal for anyone to possess a controlled substance with the intent to sell it. Under the statute, “possess” means that the alleged offender was in charge of or exercised the right of ownership or control over the object possessed.

Possession may be “actual” or “constructive” in nature. To “sell” means to transfer or deliver something to another person in exchange for money or something of value.

Some common indicators of drug possession with intent to sell include:  

  • The presence of a large amount of money in or around the location where the drugs are located;
  • The presence of bags and other packaging consistent with drug sales;
  • The presences of scales, mixing devices, rolling paper, and testing kits;
  • The presence of weapons; or
  • The type and amount of controlled substances found.

Common Possession with Intent to Sell Charges in Florida

Possession with intent to sell is usually classified as either a second or third-degree felony. The type of controlled substances involved typically determines the severity of a charge.

Two of the most popular narcotics in Florida are cocaine (coke) and marijuana. Possession of cocaine with intent to sell is classified as a felony in the second degree, while possession of marijuana with intent to sell is classified as a third-degree felony.

Other popular substances that are associated with intent to sell charges include codeine, crack, oxycodone, 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA or Ecstasy), lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), morphine, magic mushrooms, hydrocodone, ketamine, heroin, and opium. Slang terms for some of these drugs commonly include terms like X, Molly, Meth, and Weed.

Some of the other drugs that typically earn third-degree felony charges include, but are not limited to amphetamines, glutethimide, fenethylline, methcathinone, mescaline, parahexyl, and amobarbital.


Penalties for Possession with Intent to Sell in Florida

The following penalties for possession with intent to sell in Florida are listed in Fla. Stat. § 775.082 and 775.083:

  • A second-degree felony is punishable by a prison sentence of up to 15 years and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
  • A third-degree felony carries a potential prison sentence of up to five years and/or up to a $5,000 fine.

These penalties can increase depending on whether or not a weapon was present during the commission of the offense, and whether or not this is the alleged offender’s first offense.


Adkinson Law Firm, LLC | South Walton Possession with Intent to Sell Attorney

If you have been charged with possession with intent to sell in the Florida Panhandle, including the areas of Vernon, Caryville, Pensacola, Bonifay Westville, Jay, and Freeport, contact Adkinson Law Firm, LLC today. Clay Adkinson of Adkinson Law Firm, LLC is a diligent DeFuniak Springs criminal defense attorney who will use his knowledge and tenacity to defend you against these charges.

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