The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs was able to dismiss a felony
possession of narcotics for sale. The amount of drugs was over 1,000 pills. Possession for sale often involves
more than a hand-to-hand sale from a defendant to a police officer.
Possession for sale can also be proven by sufficient indicia of sales. This is generally
circumstantial evidence of sales.
Circumstantial evidence of sale can be proven by possession of a large
quantity of drugs, more than a person would have for personal use. Scales
or packaging materials can also be consistent with sales. A large amount
of money on hand can indicate sales profit and incriminating cell phone
calls are further circumstantial evidence of sales. In addition, significant
traffic at a person's house can indicate presence of potential buyers.
A number of the above described indicia were present in Mr. Gibbs'
dismissed case. How then was he able to get the charges dismissed?
Circumstantial evidence is not direct evidence. Circumstantial evidence
can also mean something else. Through investigation and interviews, Mr.
Gibbs was able to determine there was a valid explanation for all of the
seemingly suspicious activity.
It is the duty of a criminal defense attorney to prepare his client's
defense in full before attempting to negotiate with prosecutors. A thorough
knowledge of the law and facts are necessary in order to properly represent
the criminal defendant.
Contact an Orange County criminal defense lawyer from The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs if you or a loved one has been
arrested for a
drug crime. Put the firm's 30 years of experience and knowledge to work for you.