North Carolina Defense Lawyers Fighting to Keep Your Record Clean
When you are arrested for possession of illegal drugs, you could be looking at jail time, steep fines and a drug conviction on your record. Many people don't fully understand the drug crime laws and don't know what their options are.
North Carolina law places specific drugs in categories called "schedules" and determines the level of severity for the crime based on the substance's potential for abuse, medical use and safety, or dependence liabilities. When an individual is caught with a certain amount of drugs, North Carolina law considers it trafficking.
North Carolina Marijuana Possession and Drug Trafficking Laws
Possession of certain drugs will likely result in a fine and jail time, including:
- Possession of 10-49 lbs. of marijuana is a Class H felony and could result in 25-30 months of jail time and a $5,000 fine.
- Possession of 4-13 grams of heroin is a Class F felony that could result in 70-84 months in jail and a $50,000 fine.
- Possession of 28-199 grams of cocaine is a Class G felony that could result in 35-42 months of jail time and a $50,000 fine.
Lexington Illegal Prescription Drug Attorney
At the Law Office of Ashley Cannon, we handle all levels of drug charges. We're increasingly dealing with cases involving the abuse of prescription drugs, particularly the opiate derivatives, which can be converted by the district attorney into a heroin charge. This results in many cases of average citizens who are caught with painkillers that can land them in jail for 35 months or more.
If you have been convicted on a drug charge, you need a Winston-Salem drug crime attorney who knows the law and who can fight to protect your rights. Contact us online or by phone at 336-793-1013 to speak with an attorney about your options.