Let Our Raleigh Drug Crimes Attorney Defend Your Rights
North Carolina has particularly harsh penalties when it comes to drug distribution charges. However, the severity of the charge against you will vary depending on the circumstances. Possessing drugs for personal use won’t be treated as seriously as the intent to sell or distribute the controlled substances to other people. Likewise, the punishment will vary depending on the type and amount of drugs you are found with.
If you’re facing a criminal charge, don’t hesitate to call one of our skilled Raleigh drug offenses attorneys. Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh are dedicated to defending the rights and freedom of our clients. Let us offer you experienced legal advocacy.
You could be facing a felony charge in North Carolina if you are found with specific types of drugs. Selling heroin, opium, cocaine, or any Schedule I or Schedule II drugs is punishable as a Class G felony. Class G felonies are mid-level and could be punished by intensive probation and / or a lengthy prison sentence. On the other hand, having a small amount (0.05 to 1.5 ounces) of marijuana is only a Class 3 misdemeanor and can result in fines up to $500 and / or up to 120 days in jail. Having more than 10,000 pounds of marijuana, you could also face fines as high as $200,000 and 175 to 219 months in prison.
Misdemeanor offenses don’t result in incredibly severe penalties, but felony charges will require skilled and experienced legal representation. A qualified lawyer can motion for a dismissal if the district attorney doesn’t have sufficient evidence to prosecute you for the offense.
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If you’re facing a drug charge, make sure you speak with one of our skilled Raleigh criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible. We could look over the details of your case and make knowledgeable recommendations about your best course of action to defend your rights and freedom. Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh has more than 50 years of combined legal experience to offer your case. If convicted, you could face a loss of freedom and job loss and other difficulties caused by a criminal record. Our lawyers are former prosecutors who understand how the opposition thinks. Let us see what we can do for you.