Charlotte drug cases break down into several different categories based upon the controlled substance that is alleged, the conduct that is alleged (for instance possession versus sale) and the amount that is alleged.
Drugs are categorized under a schedule of controlled substances. Each drug falls under one of the controlled substance categories. This categorization determines the punishment that a defendant is eligible for and the way that the substance is potentially measured.
The conduct alleged ranges from possession, to sale, to trafficking. Depending on which “schedule” the substance is and the individual conduct alleged a defendant can be eligible for prosecution at the very lowest level of felony sentencing for which jail time is not even a possibility to over twenty years in prison.
North Carolina criminal law surrounding drugs is complex. Anyone facing a drug charge should consult with an attorney at Rosensteel Fleishman, PLLC as early in the process as possible.
Even a Misdemeanor Marijuana charge or a Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charge can affect your criminal record and can prevent you from future employment opportunities. Often, drug crimes are fought on extremely technical grounds relating to a person’s statutory and constitutional rights. An experienced lawyer is essential in addressing these important issues.
Because of the serious repercussions of a drug charge, and the complexity of North Carolina drug crime statutes, anyone who is charged with a North Carolina drug offense should contact an experienced lawyer at Rosensteel Fleishman, PLLC immediately.