North Carolina District Attorneys generally take an aggressive attitude toward citizens charged with drug crimes. Even with budget cuts, prosecutorial resources are next to limitless. It is crucial to have an experienced, efficient criminal defense lawyer to help you navigate the confusing, often frightening, world of the criminal courts. We defend your rights without judgement regarding the drug crimes for which you are accused.
Drug related cases can be complicated. When you might be facing minimum mandatory sentencing, it is imperative you have a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer representing your interests.
Common drug charges include:
- Possession of drugs, such as marijuana, prescription pills that aren’t yours, or cocaine
- Underage alcohol consumption
- Selling drugs
- Storing illegal drugs in a home or vehicle
- Providing minors with alcohol or tobacco
- Criminal conspiracy
Often, drug arrests result in several connected charges, stacking penalties on top of one another. In the case of drug possession in North Carolina, the quantity of the controlled substance in your possession is proportionately relative to the consequences of conviction. Possession of larger quantities of controlled substances can result in a trafficking charge, carrying minimum mandatory jail sentences even for first offenses.
Charges of drug sales, delivery or trafficking require immediate steps to be taken to ensure the protection of your rights. While low level drug charges may seem insignificant, a resulting conviction can have a life-long impact on your record and affect the future of your career and academic progress. It can also impact your ability to get federal grants for higher education.
If you are charged with any type of drug related offense in Durham or Orange county, it is in your best interest to seek the advice and representation of a qualified, experienced criminal defense lawyer. At NicholsonPham, we bring experience and efficiency to the representation of your criminal defense charges.
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The general rule is no. However, there may be other options to avoid a conviction, even if you have already taken advantage of a deferred prosecution in the past. When you speak with one of our criminal defense attorneys, be honest about any criminal background you may have to that they can be prepared to properly defend you in court.