Charlotte Drug Offense Defense Attorney
Generally speaking, drug offenses can be broken down into 3 categories:
- Possession of a Controlled Substance;
- Sale/Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance;
- Trafficking in a Controlled Substance.
Drug Offenses in North Carolina - Legal Consequences
North Carolina classifies controlled substances into six (6) different categories. Punishment for drug offenses can vary greatly from a Class C felony (punishable by up to 182 months prison) to a Class 3 Misdemeanor, depending on the type of drug involved and the classification of the activity undertaken. If you or someone you know has been charged with a drug offense, call the drug defense attorneys at Litrenta Law today. You can schedule a free consultation to have our defense attorneys discuss the all the issues surrounding your case, including any problems with the police searching you.
When you are charged with a possession offense, the State must prove that you were: knowingly; (2) in possession; (3) of a controlled substance in order for you to be found guilty. Now, we have all heard the adage that possession is nine-tenths of law. While this expression is not law, there are two ways in which the State may prove possession. In North Carolina, the State must show that you were either:
- in actual possession of a controlled substance;
- or you were in constructive possession of a controlled substance
Actual possession is fairly straightforward. Constructive possession is a much less concrete. Under North Carolina case law, constructive possession exists when a defendant, while not having actual possession, has the intent and capability to maintain control and dominion over the contraband. There may be some defenses available to you in order to contest constructive possession. The punishment for possession offenses can vary from a Class I felony (3-12 months incarceration) to a Class 3 Misdemeanor. If you have been charged with a possession of a controlled substance offense, schedule a free consultation with the possession defense attorneys at Litrenta Law in Charlotte, NC today. We will discuss any and all defenses with you. From challenging the stop of your vehicle, to challenging the search the police conducted, as well as discussing any possibility of excluding any evidence in your case. Do not risk a drug conviction – call us now.
Sale of a Controlled Substance
If you have been charged with sale of a controlled substance, you are facing a serious felony charge. In North Carolina, depending on the controlled substance at issue, you could be facing either a Class G felony (8-31 months incarceration) or Class H felony (4-25 months incarceration). In order for the State to prove its case, the State must prove you (1) knowingly; (2) sold or delivered; (3) a controlled substance; (4) to another person. There are always issues that could arise from the circumstances surrounding your case. Call Litrenta Law for a free consultation.
Manufacturing a Controlled Substance
Have you been charged with manufacturing a controlled substance? If so, you are facing a felony charge. In North Carolina, you will be facing either a Class H felony (4-25 months incarceration) or a Class I felony (3-12 months incarceration). If however, methamphetamine is involved, you could be facing a very serious Class C felony (44-182 months incarceration) as well as potentially being subjected to a special felony sentencing enhancement
Trafficking in Controlled Substance
Trafficking Offenses are by far the most serious drug offenses that one could be charged with. In trafficking cases, there is a statutorily mandated minimum prison sentence. With all trafficking charges, the emphasis is on the amount of the controlled substance. Any mandatory prison sentence is based on the amount of drug which the accused has been charged with. While these charges are very serious, that doesn’t mean that there is not hope! Call us today so that we can discuss potential defenses to your
Contact Our Charlotte Drug Crime Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with drug possession, drug trafficking or any other drug-related crime, contact the drug defense attorneys at Litrenta Law Charlotte immediately. We handle cases throughout North Carolina, including the counties of Mecklenburg, Gaston, Union, Cabarrus, Stanly and Cleveland. We can be reached 7 days a week at (704) 800-4220. You may also fill out the online form provided on this page or e-mail us directly at Info@LitrentaLaw.com. We value your privacy and will keep any information strictly confidential.
March 2, 2019
Best Lawyer in Town!!!!
★★★★★ Posted in AVVO by Tabatha
Revelations 21:8 says ALL liars will enter the lake of fire so I am not going to lie. My husband got caught with marijuana down in North Carolina and we live in Ohio. It wasn't really my husband's but his friends well that is what I was told anyways. However he had to go to court and he just started a job and couldn't make it so I called Michael and from the beginning he was very outgoing and interested in the case. I wanted my husband to plead guilty and pay the fine, but he said no you should not rollover and this is what I will do for you. So I really liked Michael from the beginning and called another lawyer who was actually 100 dollars cheaper but he did NOT seem interested in the case whatsoever and not really about the people. That guy told me he was out of the office and to call him on Monday, when Michael told me I could call or text him anytime and even gave me his cell phone number and I told my husband about him and his price and we were hooked. He hook sank and caught us but I am so glad he did!! He only charges 1 price and that is just amazing that it's not price per hour or anything like that. Also he will work with you if you don't have the money right away like we didn't. Welp I forgot about it but court had come up and he messaged me telling me he was about to go to court and we had to pay him the other half and I have so much going on around me that I forgot about it and court honestly it just a lot going on. Anywho, the next thing I know he's texting me telling me the case got dismissed and no need for any drug classes or fines! I was so pleased and still am with how personable Michael is. He is really the best lawyer I have seen even in Ohio Florida or Utah well Michigan too. I really believe he is the best and just the nicest guy that has been around in any type of business in a long time!! Thanks again Mike!!