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7 Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Criminal Defense Case

7 Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Criminal Defense Case

Connecticut Drug Sale Lawyer

A charge of selling drugs is an extremely serious offense, and frequently carries jail time, if you are found guilty.

These laws are enormously complicated, and there is a lot of technical information involved. Honestly, there is no way for a layperson to sort it out in any meaningful way and apply it to their case.

The penalties can be different if the person selling is also considered “drug dependent” under the law. And the legal defense strategies can vary tremendously depending on your specific situation.

You need the best Connecticut criminal defense lawyer you can get, as quickly as possible. Please call me for a free consultation now, and I’ll help you work through your possible defense options. I can find out your best chances for winning your case after a possession with intent to distribute charge.

Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance

The cultivation, delivery or sale of marijuana, equal to or less than 1 kg and over 1 kg respectively carry the following penalties under Connecticut Law if you are found guilty:

Sale of 1 kg or Less of Marijuana First offense: up to 7 years imprisonment, a $25,000 fine, or both
Sale of over 1 kg of Marijuana Minimum of 5 to 20 years

The sale of narcotics or hallucinogens other than marijuana carries the following penalties under Connecticut Law if you are found guilty:

  • First offense: up to 15 years imprisonment, a $50,000 fine, or both
  • Second offense: up to 30 years imprisonment, a $100,000 fine, or both
  • Subsequent offenses: up to 30 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both
  • Alternative sentence: up to a 3 year indeterminate sentence with conditional release

Sale of any Narcotics or Hallucinogens Other than Marijuana

The sale of any other illegal drug other than marijuana carries the following penalties under Connecticut Law if you are found guilty:

  • First offense: up to 7 years imprisonment, a $25,000 fine, or both
  • Subsequent offenses: up to 15 years imprisonment, a $100,000 fine, or both
  • Alternative sentence: up to a 3 year indeterminate sentence with conditional release

The sale of at least 1 ounce of heroin, cocaine, or methadone; 5 Milligrams of LSD; or 0.5 Grams of Crack Cocaine by a Non Drug-Dependent Person carries the following penalties under Connecticut Law if you are found guilty:

  • Mandatory minimum 5 to 20 years imprisonment with a possible maximum term of life imprisonment

The sale of at least 1 kilogram of marijuana or any number of narcotics, amphetamines, or other hallucinogens by a non-drug-dependent person carries the following penalties under Connecticut Law if you are found guilty:

  • Minimum 5-year jail term with a possible maximum term of up to 20 years
  • Subsequent Offenses: mandatory minimum 10-year jail term up to a 25-year maximum term

Selling Drugs Within a School Zone

The Sale of Drugs Within 1,500 Feet of an Elementary or Secondary School, Licensed Day Care Center, or Public Housing Project carries the following penalties under Connecticut Law if you are found guilty:

  • Mandatory 3-year jail term running consecutively to any jail term imposed for violating the underlying drug sale crime

The sale of drugs to a minor who is at least 2 Years Younger by a Non Drug Dependent Adult, carries the following penalties under Connecticut Law if you are found guilty:

  • Mandatory 2-year jail term running consecutively to jail term imposed for violating the underlying crime

Hiring a minor to sell drugs carries the following penalties under Connecticut Law if you are found guilty:

Hiring a minor to sell illegal drugs in violation of the laws prohibiting illegal drug sales Mandatory 3-year jail term running consecutively to the underlying drug sale crime

Selling heroin, cocaine, or methadone to someone who subsequently dies from taking such drugs carries the following penalties under Connecticut Law if you are found guilty:

Causing the death of a user by selling heroin, cocaine, or methadone Life imprisonment without possibility of early release or a death sentence if the jury fines that aggravating factors outweigh mitigating factors

How to Beat a Connecticut Intent to Distribute Charge

The first thing that can be done in a serious drug case is usually a motion to suppress, where I challenge the manner in which the police found the evidence against you.

Whenever I can, I’ll also argue that the crime is overcharged, and make an argument that a simple drug possession charge is more appropriate for the evidence involved.

Call Connecticut Drug Sale Lawyer Erin Field Today for a Free Consultation

Any drug sale charge is extremely serious and demands an aggressive defense to avoid the most severe consequences. Call now to find out what I can do for you. Let me be your Connecticut Drug Sale lawyer.

Connecticut Drug Sale Statutes

CrimeStatuteClassification (Penalty)
CrimeStatuteClassification (Penalty)
Sale of Narcotics Causing the Death of a PersonCGS § Sec. 53a-54b
Capital Felony
(execution or life without possibility of release)
Penalty for Illegal Manufacture/Sale of NarcoticsCGS § Sec. 21a-278
Felony (5 to 20 years)
Sale of Drugs to a MinorCGS § Sec. 21a-278a
Felony (2 years)
Sale of Illegal Drugs within 1,500 feet of a SchoolCGS § Sec. 21a-278a
Felony (2 years)
Sale of Any Illegal DrugCGS § Sec. 21a-277Felony (3 years)