If you are charged with a drug crime in the Winston-Salem or Greensboro area – possession, manufacturing, or distribution of illegal drugs – the lawyer you choose can make the difference. You must contact an experienced Winston-Salem drug crimes attorney at LAWSMITH as quickly as possible.
At LAWSMITH, the Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, we will protect your rights, explain the legal process, and begin working immediately to develop an aggressive and effective legal defense strategy. Specific drug crimes in the state of North Carolina include but are not limited to:
- Illegal drug possession, including the possession of marijuana
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession of illegal drugs with the intent to sell, traffic, or otherwise distribute
- Illegal cultivation or manufacture of drugs
- Possession or sale of “synthetic” drugs such as “spice,” bath salts, or synthetic marijuana
- Prescription drug crimes such as “doctor shopping” and prescription forgery
PRECISELY WHAT CONSTITUTES ILLEGAL DRUG POSSESSION?
How is the “possession” of illegal drugs defined by North Carolina law? To be convicted of the “actual possession” of illegal drugs, the state must prove that the drugs were on your person (for example, in your pocket, purse, or backpack) and that you knew the drugs were there.
But even if the drugs were not on your person, you may still be prosecuted for “constructive possession,” that is, having “control” of the drugs even if they were not within your personal reach. Constructive possession can include drugs found in your home, vehicle, or workplace.
HOW ARE TRAFFICKING CHARGES HANDLED? WHAT ABOUT POT CHARGES?
Drug trafficking charges may be filed based solely on the quantity of a drug in your possession. If you are charged with manufacturing, selling, or delivering illegal drugs, the charge will be a Class H or Class G felony, and prison will be a genuine probability if you are convicted.
Under North Carolina law, the possession and sale of marijuana is still illegal for all purposes. Selling pot is a felony, while the possession of a small quantity of marijuana is considered a misdemeanor.
WHAT’S THE FIRST STEP YOU SHOULD TAKE?
If you are accused of a drug crime – whether it’s trafficking drugs internationally or possessing a small amount of cannabis for your personal use – you will need to be represented by an experienced drug crimes attorney who knows what it takes to win justice on your behalf.
If you are charged with any drug crime in the Winston-Salem or Greensboro area – or elsewhere in North Carolina – call LAWSMITH, the Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, at 336-306-8644, or contact us online at once to schedule a meeting with an experienced Winston-Salem drug crimes attorney.
LAWSMITH IS READY AND ABLE TO WORK FOR YOU
An experienced criminal defense attorney at LAWSMITH will protect your legal rights and will fight aggressively for justice on your behalf. If you are accused of a drug crime in North Carolina, a LAWSMITH attorney is ready and able to defend you effectively and aggressively.
LAWSMITH is located at 250 Executive Park Boulevard, Suite 100, in Winston-Salem, and at 204 Muirs Chapel Road, Suite 104, in Greensboro. If you are charged with violating any drug law in this state, it’s imperative to speak with us immediately. We know how to help.