PWID charges, or possession with intent to distribute, can be very serious drug crime charges. If convicted, you stand to face much harsher penalties than you do for simple drug possession charges. In fact, the punishments are more severe the more drugs are found in your possession. Here’s what you should know about PWID charges and how to fight for your rights under California law.
In order to be successful, California prosecutors must prove three elements of the crime:
If prosecutors are unable to prove one or more elements of the crime, the case against the defendant may become weakened.
The most successful defense strategies systematically deconstruct each point of the prosecution’s case by providing evidence. Some common defenses may include evidence that:
Depending on what evidence actually exists in the case, one or more of the above strategies could be used. If a defense attorney can deconstruct more than one point in the prosecutor’s case, the chances of receiving a not-guilty verdict for the defendant is much higher.
If you are charged with possession with intent to distribute, don’t wait to get legal help. Your future is on the line. Contact the Law Offices of Donald J. Matson, PC today to learn more about how you can defend your rights under the law after being arrested for PWID. Call now at (626) 600-3437.