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To speak with one of our Charlotte Mecklenburg criminal defense lawyers today regarding a drug related matter, call 704-412-1442.
Our Charlotte Mecklenburg criminal defense lawyers can help with all drug related charges, including but not limited to: Possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of any controlled substance; manufacture of drugs; selling or delivering controlled substances; creating, selling, or delivering counterfeit controlled substances, trafficking controlled substances, and any other drug related related crime that you have been charged with including all misdemeanors and felonies.
To speak with one of our Charlotte Mecklenburg Drug attorneys regarding your drug related matter, call us today at 704-412-1442 for a FREE consultation.
There are a broad range of drug related charges available to prosecutors in the state of North Carolina, which relate to the use, possession, manufacture, transport, and distribution of illegal drugs, prescriptions, and controlled substances. Drug related charges can become very complex from a legal standpoint, and competent legal assistance is important. Our Charlotte based attorneys will work with you to develop a strategy to aggressively defend your rights each step of the way through the legal process. In every drug case, we analyze numerous aspects of the incident resulting in arrest, including the steps taken by officers prior to arrest, probable cause, the search, validity of warrants, the location of the drugs, and all other circumstances leading up to, during, and following the actual arrest. North Carolina laws are very specific as to the steps and requirements officers must follow prior to a search and seizure of drugs and drug related items. We are here to make sure your rights were not violated.
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Drugs are classified by the North Carolina Controlled Substances Act in schedules ranging from I to VI, depending on many factors including the addictive nature of the drug and whether or not there are known medical uses. The lower scheduled drugs tend to carry higher punishments and potential sentences. Heroin, LSD, Ecstasy are examples of Schedule I controlled substances, while Marijuana is a schedule VI controlled substance. NC law makes it illegal to possess, manufacture, sell or deliver, possess with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, a controlled substance, and illegal to manufacture, sell, or deliver a counterfeit controlled substance. Possessing large quantities of a controlled substance may also result in trafficking charges.
The potential punishments related to drug charges vary greatly and depend upon numerous factors, including the type and amount of drugs involved, the role of the person charged, circumstances surrounding the arrest, the previous record of the person charged, and the number of charges the person is currently facing. Charges involving the manufacture, selling, or delivery of drugs will almost always rise to the level of a felony charge and may carry years of potential jail time and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. However, charges involving the possession of small quantities (< 1/2 ounce) of marijuana are typically classified as class 3 misdemeanors and do not usually carry an active jail sentence.
Drug Paraphernalia charges are typically a class 1 misdemeanor, and may involve active jail time. A paraphernalia charge may be brought against any person who knowingly uses or possesses with the intent to use, drug paraphernalia to plant, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, package, repackage, store, contain, or conceal a controlled substance which it would be unlawful to possess, or to inject, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the body a controlled substance which it would be unlawful to possess.
Prior to going to court and potentially taking any sort of plea deal or guilty plea, it is very important that you understand fully what you have been charged with and the possible sentences associated with your charge(s).
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Our attorneys are experienced with drug related matters in Charlotte Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. To speak to one of our Charlotte criminal defense lawyers regarding a drug related matter, contact us today at 704-412-1442.
To speak with one of our Charlotte Mecklenburg criminal defense lawyers today, call 704-412-1442.
As discussed in the introductory paragraph on this page, we take numerous steps in every drug case to ensure that your rights have not been violated, such as analyzing: the steps taken by officers prior to, during, and after the arrest, probable cause, the search, validity of warrants, the location of the drugs, and all other circumstances leading up to, during, and following the actual arrest. North Carolina laws are very specific as to the steps and requirements officers must follow prior to a search and seizure of drugs and drug related items, as well as during and after an arrest. Therefore, many drug cases hinge on whether proper protocol was followed by police officers in making a drug related arrest rather than the guilt of the accused. We are here to make sure your rights were not violated.
Our Charlotte Mecklenburg criminal defense attorneys are also well versed in the diversionary programs and potential plea deals that may help you keep items off your permanent record. We are prepared to represent your interests zealously and will press forward aggressively with trial when appropriate. If your case has tryable issues, it is important to have competent legal representation.
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Our attorneys are experienced with drug related matters and are here to help with all steps involved in the process of resolving your issue, including: analyzing the details of your case to determine if there are tryable issues, walking you through your options, negotiating a plea deal deal with a district attorney on your behalf, or pressing forward with and representing your interests zealously at trial. 704-412-1442.
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