Federal Sentencing When State Court Intent to Sell?

A prior state court conviction for possession with intent to sell can be considered in federal sentencing as a crime of drug trafficking, which will lead to a sixteen-level offense level increase for sentencing. This can add years to the sentence, however, not all possession with intent to sell offenses meet the federal definition of trafficking, so it is critical to look closely at how the statute is stated. The following summary of a recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling exemplifies this process. To read more about this, please click on the following link – https://www.greghillassociates.com/federal-sentencing-when-state-court-intent-to-sell.html

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