Don’t Fight Drug Possession Charges Alone
If you’re charged with drug possession in North Carolina, you need to speak with a criminal defense lawyer in Raleigh as soon as possible. Drug possession charges are complex and vary widely depending on the type and amount of drug you’re accused of having, but regardless of the charge, the penalties are severe and have life-long consequences. For experienced legal representation from a skilled drug possession lawyer, you need the team at Sandman, Finn, & Fitzhugh on your side.
Drug Possession Laws in North Carolina
Drug possession laws in North Carolina are outlined in the North Carolina Controlled Substances Act. Under this law, it is illegal for anyone to:
- Manufacture, deliver, or possess a controlled substance with the intent to sell;
- Manufacture, deliver or possess with intention to sell a counterfeit controlled substance;
- Have a controlled substance in your possession for personal use;
- Possess a chemical with the intention to use it for making methamphetimine or other controlled substances;
- Possess or sell a chemical knowing it will be used to make methamphetimines or other controlled substances;
Drug Possession Penalties in North Carolina
If you are charged with drug possession, the type of drug (along with amount and previous record) can determine the penalty. In the North Carolina General Statute, chapter 90-95 (a)(3) , which is possession of a controlled substance, is the foundation for how penalties are given. For example, in most cases, possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor, while possession of a drug considered highly addictive, such as heroin or cocaine is most likely going to be a felony.
Federal Drug Possession
While the majority of cases for drug possession are prosecuted by state prosecutors, drug possession can be a federal crime. Under the Controlled Substances Act, the federal government can prosecute possession at the federal level, opening you up to more severe penalties. As federal criminal defense attorneys in the Eastern District of North Carolina, we can represent clients against these charges just like we can in local courtrooms.
Contact Our Drug Possession Attorneys in Raleigh To Schedule A Free
Whether you’re facing local or federal charges of drug possession, a conviction can not only lead to prison, it can leave a permanent mark that can affect our ability to get a job, own a business, or rent property. Working with an experienced drug possession lawyer, like the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Sandman, Finn, & Fitzhugh means you’ll have someone fighting on your beahlf, and we believe in putting all of our experience and knowledge to work to get the best possible outcome. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – to schedule a free consultation, contact us today at (919) 887-8040.