If you’ve been charged with a drug crime, you may think the odds are stacked against you. With the right legal representation, however, you may be able to get the charges reduced or dismissed. Learn how you can fight a drug charge in North Carolina.
What Constitutes a Drug Charge?
Drug laws vary state to state. There are some federal laws that are not enacted or enforced in each state. The possession of marijuana, for example, is still a federal crime, yet several states have legalized it. It’s important to understand the drug laws in your state to ensure you remain compliant. Review our guide to North Carolina drug laws to stay informed on current laws and penalties.
How to Fight a Drug Charge in North Carolina
If you’re facing a drug charge in North Carolina, our experienced Jacksonville criminal defense attorneys can poke holes in the prosecution’s argument. We may be able to help you prove that:
The drugs were not in your possession.
The police had no lawful reason to stop or search you.
You had a legal reason for possessing the drugs in question.
The items seized are not illegal drugs to begin with, or were not illegal for you to possess.
The police influenced you to commit a crime, thereby committing entrapment.
Oftentimes, the police will try to get you to talk to them without first speaking to a lawyer. They may even offer to reduce the charges in exchange for your cooperation, which they don’t always have the power to do.
Your Miranda rights entitle you the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. If police officers did not respect your Miranda rights or tried to coerce information out of you before or during your arrest, your case could be dismissed.
Don’t let your rights get violated. If you’ve been charged with a drug crime in North Carolina, our criminal defense attorneys are prepared to fight for you. Contact The Trevor J. Avery Law Firm Attorneys at Law at (910) 405-8459 for a free consultation today!