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Video Transcribed: What is distribution of a controlled, dangerous substance in Oklahoma? Hello, Oklahoma City Attorney Ty Smith with Wirth Law. And as the name might suggest, distribution requires that you had possession of a controlled, dangerous substance that is on Oklahoma’s schedule one through five of their controlled dangerous substances.
You had it and then you transferred, you delivered it to somebody else. Notice I didn’t say sold, notice I didn’t say gave. It doesn’t matter. It’s you had it, you delivered it to somebody else. Consideration does not matter. And there’s no weight requirement. The only thing that’s required is you had it, delivered to somebody else, okay? Done with the elements. And if the police can prove this beyond a reasonable doubt, upon your first conviction, you can expect no more than 10 years in prison and no more than a $25,000 fine, just not good.
On your second conviction of this, if convicted again, it goes up to a minimum of two years and a maximum of 20 in prison. On your third conviction of this, it goes from a minimum of 10 to a maximum of life. And there are other ways to get this offense to get more time added to your base offense, those are aggravators. And I don’t think we have time in this video to necessarily talk about all those today, but I’ll make a follow-up video about some of the aggravators because it doesn’t necessarily have to be you personally that delivers the drugs to someone else. If you get someone else to do it, especially a minor, that can really ratchet up the years that you owe to the state if convicted for this. But we’re not going to talk about that today. We’ll handle that in another video.
If this sounds like your situation or someone you know and you want to talk to an attorney about your options moving forward, do not take this offense on the chin, okay. You need to hire an attorney that can help make sure you get a fair shake at trial if you are going to take it to trial, okay. But you need to make sure you have someone there to go to bed for you. We’d love to be that person. As I said before, I’m Ty Smith, a drug crimes lawyer in Oklahoma with Wirth Law. You can find me on the internet at theoklahomacityattorney.com. You can also call my office. I’m at 405-888-5400.