Criminal Law

Drug Offenses

If you are charged with Drug Possession call a Brunswick and New Hanover County Drug Possession Attorney. Drug possession charges, however small they may seem, can have long-lasting implications. Even prescription drugs can result in criminal penalties.

 

Always Remember

  • You have the right to remain silent—that includes in police questioning.
  • You have the right to retain an attorney.
  • You have the right to have your attorney present during all interrogations.

Drug Charges

Police may try to coax you into giving a statement in exchange for more favorable treatment, but keep in mind that you are not their main concern—your conviction is. Protect yourself by exercising your right to remain silent and have knowledge legal representation! The right lawyer can also help you understand what to expect in the courtroom and help you navigate the criminal justice process, from your trial to reviewing any plea bargains offered to secure reduced charges.

The following may lead to a charge of possession with the intent to distribute:

  • Scales for weighing drugs
  • Bags, zip ties, or other storage items
  • Large amounts of cash
  • Equipment designed to test purity of drugs

Even if you had no intent to distribute drugs, police may try to accuse you of this offense, which would result in severe criminal penalties.

Classifications in North Carolina

In North Carolina, controlled dangerous substances (CDS) are classified into six different “Schedules,” with Schedule I listing the most serious that have a high risk for addiction and Schedule VI including drugs like marijuana and are deemed to have some medical value.

Each schedule warrants the following level of offense depending on the details:

  • Schedule I or II – Class 1 Felony
  • Schedule II, II or IV – Class 1 Misdemeanor
  • Schedule V – Class 2 Misdemeanor

The amount of drug found in possession and other factors may also impact what level of crime you are charged with. If you have previous drug possession offenses on your record, this may also impact the severity of your sentence.

Don’t let your future or your reputation be unprotected. We carefully investigate every angle of our clients’ cases to ensure we can bring forward the best possible defense. Let our attorney review your case and protect your rights.

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