im a 37 year old male. I've been charged with felony distribution of a controlled substance. Schedule 2. This case involves 5 oxycodone pills and 20 dollars. I also have a clean criminal history. This is my first time ever being charged. Am I facing jail time? Or what are the chances of getting suspended jail time and probation for a first time offender.
You need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who is familiar not just with the law governing distribution but also knows what arguments to use on the local prosecution and judges. There may be defenses such as how you came into contact with the police. This is a public website so do not post any more details. Click on "find a lawyer" on this website,. Most will give you a free consultation.
Distribution is a very serious charge and you need to hire someone as soon as possible. Also, you should not be sharing you details on line - you are charged with a relatively unique crime in a small jurisdiction.
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Because it is charged as a distribution charge, the chances of you getting jail time increase as opposed to if it were a first time possession charge. You need a good criminal defense attorney to represent you and to assist with the negitiations.
Your risks of incarceration are significant if convicted for the felony drug distribution charge. It now is in your hands to find and work with a qualified lawyer to pursue ways to win and/or to seek a favorable settlement with the prosecutor. All the best to you. Jon
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If you are convicted of felony drug distribution it is highly likely that you will receive a jail or prison sentence. You should consult a local defense attorney immediately. There are many factors that come into play when dealing with distribution versus simple possession drug cases. An experienced attorney can evaluate your case and advise you of any possible defenses or mitigation strategies. I spent a couple years in the Lynchburg area and know that Bedford can be a difficult jurisdiction for alleged drug dealers. Get yourself an attorney immediately or get a court appointed attorney if you cannot afford your own attorney.
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