Tulsa, OK Felony Possession With Intent to Distribute Explained
Oklahoma has very stringent drug laws. Prior to a legislation change in 2017, possession of a controlled substance could be a felony. Since the change, it is usually a misdemeanor, but there are still situations in which the state can charge a person with a felony for possessing a controlled substance.
Intent to Distribute
Possession with Intent to Distribute is a law designed to help the authorities crack down on drug dealers. There is no set amount that qualifies someone for this charge, but it is typically an amount that goes beyond “personal” use, or more than a person could conceivably use in a given time period. Additionally, possession involving a large amount of cash or packaging materials (such as baggies, scales etc.) may result in a felony charge of possession with intent.
Small Differences Can Have Huge Effects
Being charged with a felony instead of a misdemeanor is a very serious matter. A misdemeanor carries significantly lower punishments and has less impact on a person’s personal life. A felony could stain your record and your future for years to come.
Since the state can decide whether to charge for Intent to Distribute, it is essential to get professional legal help. At the Edge Law Firm, we understand possession laws and can fight to make a felony into a misdemeanor.
If you or someone you know are facing drug possession charges, contact us today.