Most people who find themselves facing drug charges in the Triad area don't start out actively trying to commit a crime. But what some may consider a regrettable mistake worth forgiveness, law enforcement and prosecutors in North Carolina see it as a crime worth punishing, sometimes even to the fullest extent.
Whether you're facing a misdemeanor or a high-level felony, you're facing a serious situation. Some charges in North Carolina can carry steep penalties, including, but not limited to:
- Marijuana possession
- Possession of narcotics
- Possession of a prescription drug
- Possession with intent to sell
- Drug trafficking
- Cultivating and manufacturing an illegal substance
Without skilled representation to defend you, you could face a difficult fight with prosecutors.
Things To Remember When Facing State Drug Charges
When facing state drug charges, there are a few things you should keep in mind. The first is that many state drug convictions come with a mandatory minimum sentence. This all depends, of course, on the charges against you, as well as the type and amount of drug that was found.
Another thing to keep in mind when facing state drug charges is the fact that in certain circumstances, federal law may trump state law, meaning steeper consequences for you to defend against.
Just like federal drug crime cases, state drug charges require a thorough review of the facts. Witnesses need to be questioned to determine if you really were involved in the crime. And a strong criminal defense needs to be presented in order to clear your name.
How To Defend Yourself Against Serious Drug Charges
My name is Dylan W. Greenwood and I handle state drug crime cases in Winston-Salem, across Forsyth County, and throughout the Triad. Having practiced law for a number of years, I've seen what can happen if you don't take action right away or put forth the right defense. Your civil rights could get violated or you could be wrongfully convicted.
By offering strong representation, I make sure this doesn't happen to my clients.
If you or a loved one is facing state drug charges, I encourage you to contact my law firm, Dylan W. Greenwood, Attorney at Law PLLC. From arrest to trial, I'm the lawyer who makes sure your rights are protected throughout the legal process and that you are getting the best outcome possible. Call me today at 336-794-6138 to schedule your consultation.