North Carolina statutes differentiate numerous classes of drug offenses. Marijuana, cocaine, crack, heroin, ecstasy, and crystal methamphetamine are just a few of the prohibited substances under the law. The state will prosecute you for the possession, manufacturing, cultivation, or trafficking of any illegal substance. The state can also prosecute you for possession of drug paraphernalia (PDP). Drug paraphernalia can include a variety of items, including scales, baggies, rolling papers, pipes, etc. Contrary to logic, a misdemeanor PDP charge is a worse (class I ) charge, as compared to a misdemeanor marijuana (class III ) charge.
Examples of N.C. Drug Offenses Include:
- (M) Possession of Marijuana Up To 1/2 Oz. - N.C.G.S. 90-95
- (M) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - N.C.G.S. 90-113.22
Understanding precisely how the N.C. drug statutes apply to the specific facts of your case will allow you to feel comfortable you are proceeding with the proper strategy. An accomplished Charlotte criminal defense attorney can provide you with this information and guidance necessary to fight your charges. Hiring a lawyer who is familiar with the criminal justice system, controlled substance laws, judges, and the District Attorney is a tactical advantage for anyone facing a drug charge. An intelligent and convincing attorney may be able use his well-honed instincts and grasp of the facts to leverage a plea bargain that results in a lesser charge. In certain cases, having an aggressive advocate can result in the dismissal of your criminal charge(s) altogether. The Shumate Law Offices has represented clients charged with a variety of drug offenses. Our experience has achieved significant results for clients, and we would like the opportunity to assist you. We are devoted to providing exceptional legal services at a reasonable price. Mr. Shumate provides a free initial consultation to those in need of his services. Contact The Shumate Law Offices and allow us to help you move forward.
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