Fatcors that Are Considerd Prior of Determining the Penalty
There are factors that are considered in order to determine the penalty for manufacturing, selling and distribution of illegal drugs. Said factors include the kind of drug involved, the volume of the substances, and the offender’s criminal record.
It is also worthy to note that possession with intent to distribute or sell the prohibited or controlled substances is punishable under this section.
The penalty imposed by law for first time offenders caught in possession of 100 grams to five kilograms of heroin with intent to deliver the same merits a penalty of five years minimum to forty years maximum imprisonment.
The period of imprisonment may be doubled or tripled in the following instances: distributing controlled substances to persons under twenty-one years of age, distributing controlled substances near schools, and using persons under age eighteen to violate drug laws.
Disclaimer : This article is just a summary of the subject matter being discussed and should not be regarded as a comprehensive legal advice for you to defend yourself alone. If you are charged with criminal offences, it is recommended that you seek legal assistance from criminal lawyers.