Whether you’re facing major felony drug charges or have been charged with a relatively minor possession charge, it is important to protect your rights. The results of a drug crime conviction can be severe—especially for students at one of our local high schools or colleges. At our law firm, our criminal defense lawyer can provide you with the strong representation you need at this time. We know how to fight drug charges and we know how to win.
Skilled Drug Crime Defense
We handle state and federal drug crime charges for clients in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, all surrounding areas and throughout greater North Carolina. The scope of our practice includes defending clients against charges of:
- Drug possession
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Drug trafficking
- Drug manufacturing
- Drug conspiracy
- Drug selling
- Drug delivery
Our clients face charges involving illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, crack, methamphetamine and LSD, as well as unauthorized possession and sale of prescription drugs.
Actual vs Constructive Possession
Many drug charges, regardless of severity, center around how a person possess the drug at issue. There are two types of possession: actual and constructive.
Actual possession is typically when someone is found to have the drug on their person or in the clothing they are wearing. These cases can be very difficult because of where the drugs were found. Many times it comes down to whether a law enforcement officer had the right to conduct the search in the first place.
Constructive possession is typically when someone “exercises dominion and control” over the drug at issue. Basically, did you have the ability to access and control whatever happened to the drugs? These cases are very technical and require an experienced attorney, like those at Greenwood Law, to handle effectively.
Protecting Your Constitutional Rights
Search and seizure issues play a significant role in many drug crime cases. In defending our clients, we carefully investigate every aspect of police procedure to determine if our clients’ constitutional rights were violated. How did police obtain the evidence against you? Did they have probable cause to search you or your vehicle or domicile? If your rights were violated, key evidence can be rendered inadmissible in court. We will aggressively pursue every viable defense strategy to help you avoid the consequences of a drug crime conviction.
Skilled Lawyer Fighting State And Federal Drug Charges
If you have been charged with possession of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, LSD or any drug crime in North Carolina, we are here to help. Contact our law office today online or by telephone at 336-794-6138 to arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable Winston-Salem drug defense attorney.