Fighting To Keep Your Record Clean When Charged With Drug Crimes
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.
If you have been convicted on a drug charge, you need a defense lawyer who knows the law and who can fight to protect your rights.
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 pounds 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.
We handle all levels of drug charges. We are 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.
To protect your future, contact us online or call 704-872-7438 (704-872-7438 toll-free) to speak with me about your options. We have an office in Statesville, and represent people throughout Iredell County and surrounding areas.