Drug sale crimes can carry penalties that are significantly harsher than drug possession crimes. Additionally, the type of drug you are alleged to have sold, can also have significant consequences. For example, if you sell ounces or even pounds of marijuana, you face a penalty that is significantly less than if you sell only grams of cocaine. If you have been charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance it is important that you contact a criminal lawyer who handles drug sale crimes. After you contact a criminal attorney who defends people charged with drug crimes, your lawyer will meet with you to understand the facts of your case, obtain all of the discovery and evidence, explore all possible defenses to your case including any unlawful search and seizure issues, and prepare your case for trial or a plea bargain.