My firm takes on drug possession, trafficking, and other charges involving all types of drugs. I represent individuals who have been charged with drug crimes ranging from possession for personal use to large-scale distribution. The North Carolina drug charges that you might face depend on factors like the substance you were found in possession of, the quantity, whether you were in actual possession or constructive possession of it, any evidence of intent to distribute, and whether you have any prior convictions. For many first-time offenders, Drug Treatment Court may be an alternative.
There are many defenses to drug charges in North Carolina. They include probable cause, illegal search and seizure, the fact that they weren’t your drugs, the drugs disappeared from police evidence, or you were entrapped. If you’re truly guilty of a drug offense, in return for a plea agreement to a lesser charge or dismissal of charges, North Carolina law allows eligible offenders diversion and participation in a drug court treatment program. The program is strict and intensive, but it can keep you employed and out of jail or prison. Contact my firm in Lincolnton if you have been arrested for a drug offense in the Charlotte metropolitan area.