Is solicitation to possess, the same charge as intent to sell/distribute?

Asked on August 12, 2013 under Criminal Law, Arizona


Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

No, solicitation to possess would be asking people to sell you drugs, generally for your own use.  Intent to sell/distribrute would be a state of mind incident to actually possessing drugs, i.e. possession with intent to sell/distribute.  The penalties are generally higher when one possesses drugs with the intent to resell them rather than for the person's own recreational use.

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