Every day many North Carolinians are accused of drug crimes. Such crimes could range from mere possession of a small quantity of drugs to federal offenses including drug trafficking, drug distribution, drug conspiracies and drug manufacturing. Drug charges can involve various types of illegal substances, including marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy and illegally obtained prescription medications.
Being convicted of a drug crime can lead to serious penalties. For example, residents of North Carolina may not be aware that a person convicted of drug trafficking will face a minimum sentence, regardless of whether they had a clean record and regardless of whether or not they actually had the intent to sell the drugs.
Another example of the seriousness of drug crimes includes drug cultivation. If a search uncovers marijuana seeds, chemicals, naturally occurring elements or laboratory equipment along with even a small amount of illegal substances, a person could face federal cultivation charges. The penalties are even more severe if the individual resides near an area school.
In addition, any of these matters become even more serious when they are filed in conjunction with other offenses, such as white collar crimes, counterfeiting, robbery or money laundering. At the law firm of Woody White Attorney At Law, we have handled many such cases in the past, and are prepared to do so in the future.
Facing criminal drug charges requires an aggressive defense strategy. It is important to challenge the prosecution’s evidence and present one’s own side of the story. Many times, charges of drug crimes are unfounded or are the result of an illegal search and seizure. Knowing how to fight such charges is essential. Our website may provide North Carolinians with more information regarding drug crimes in our state.