You should always seek legal representation for drug charges.
Misdemeanor drug charges such as possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia are not to be taken lightly. If you have been charged, the best thing to do is seek legal representation by calling us at GPS Law Group in Charlotte, North Carolina. The worst thing you can do is treat the drug charges as no big deal because people you know are telling you the consequences will be minor. North Carolina drug charges can be quite severe, particularly for drug paraphernalia and possession of more than 10 pounds of marijuana or 28 grams of cocaine or methamphetamine, because this takes it out of the possession realm and into the drug trafficking arena, which has mandatory minimum sentences.
One common misconception about drug charges for possession is that you could get a lighter sentence if you had constructive possession rather than actual possession. The reality is that North Carolina criminal law looks at both with the same severity. Instead, it is the quantity that you are in possession of that dictates the sentence severity and whether there is evidence that your intent was to manufacture, sell, or deliver it to someone else. Unlike some other states, any amount of marijuana is illegal in North Carolina, even small amounts for personal use, although this would result in misdemeanor charges unless there was a factor involved that shows you intended to sell or deliver it.
Our role is to adequately prepare you for what is involved in the criminal law process related to drug charges and provide you with important information about how the law applies to your case. Don’t go it alone; call us today to schedule a consultation to discuss the drug charges and your case.
At GPS Law Group, we offer legal services related to drug charges to those in Charlotte, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill, Pineville, Weddington, and Stallings, North Carolina.