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Navigating 10 Years of Jail Time for Felony Drug Possession

In this video, we’ll share how we navigated 10 years of jail time for felony drug possession.

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Transcript

Speaker 1
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Hi, everyone. Did you know you could go to jail for 10 years for drug possession?

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This is Christina Williams with Just Criminal Law.

Speaker 2
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And this is David Mann, legal storytelling specialist.
Well, as always, I’m interested in the story here because I know that not everything is going to get you sent to jail for 20 years for drug possession.
But I think there’s probably some legal nuances here to talk about. So what is that?

Speaker 1
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I want to make it clear that depending on the circumstances that you find yourself in the penalty that you’re facing could be vastly different.

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For instance, if you are in a possession of a felony amount of marijuana,that means it’s over three ounces.The maximum penalty is five years. But if you find yourself in a circumstance where law enforcement is accusing you of possessing a felony amount of marijuana with the intent to distribute it,that penalty is up to 10 years.

Speaker 2
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Wow. Okay. So having it versus having it and wanting to sell it or give it away are two different things in the eyes of the law; like massively different.

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How are they going to determine whether you have an intent to distribute it?

Speaker 1
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Well, sometimes they just simply look at the amount. Is it more than what a person would use or a personal amount?

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That means, you know, you’ve got,say, £5 of marijuana and you have maybe some paraphernalia like baggies and scales in your possession as well.

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They’re going to paint a picture that the reason that you have the scales and the baggies so that you can break down the 5 pounds and sell it or distribute it, trade it in some way.

Speaker 2
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Okay. So it seems like they’re doing, they’re sort of putting together the pieces that they see and then coming to a big conclusion.

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So you could have scales and baggies for lots of reasons.

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And maybe you have a lot of marijuana for some other reason, and they’re deciding that you have it that way because you’re going to distribute it. Is that right?

Speaker 1
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Right. And, you know, there’s a flipside to that theory that law enforcement has. You know, if someone has five, 5 pounds of marijuana,maybe they just are purchasing it from someone else and they want to make sure that they got the actual amount that they paid for it.

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So it doesn’t necessarily mean that they have any intention of distributing it to anyone else, but that theory is what the state may proceed with. And then you’re facing those 10 years in prison.

Speaker 2
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Wow.And this is something that this is sort of why we’re talking about this is a lot of it’s a distinction.A lot of people I’m sure, would never have thought is there.

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And so all of a sudden they thought they just had pot and a couple of things sitting around for their own use and they’re facing 20 years in prison.

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So that sounds like it needs a lawyer to help work that out, right?

Speaker 1
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Right. We can definitely straighten that out for them.

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And, you know,we’ve done it countless times.

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We’ve helped clients get their more serious drug offense, pled down to something that’s more on point to, you know, what, what happens or what they’re guilty of rather than the facing the 20 years or being over charged with something that they did not intend to do.

Speaker 2
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Well, we’re going to put together some other videos that tells the story of how you’ve done that.

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In the meantime,if they want to get a hold of you for this, how do they do that now?

Speaker 1
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We’ll include a link in the description where they can call text for chat with a member of my team any time, day or night.

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