Drug Offense Charges
A drug is any biological substance that is consumed for non-dietary or non-medical purposes. In the United States, drugs are categorized as legal or illegal. Illegal drugs include, but are not limited to: marijuana, heroin, cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, or unauthorized prescription drugs like Vicodin or Oxycodine. State and federal statutes strictly prohibit the use, manufacture, or distribution of all illegal drugs. If a person uses, sells, possesses, or manufactures an illegal drug, he/she can be charged with a drug crime. The state and federal government have adopted firm drug laws and legal punishments. Navigating this framework of state and federal law requires a Drug Offense Lawyer in Raleigh with a thorough understanding of both the law and how the judicial system works. Drug charges range in seriousness from “simple possession” of marijuana or cocaine to “trafficking” charges. Trafficking occurs when a person possesses, sells, delivers, and/or transports over a designated amount of an illegal substance.
Drug Offense Defense
Trafficking charges are the most serious of all drug offenses and, unlike many crimes, there is a minimum mandatory jail sentence associated with each charge. There are only two ways to circumvent the minimum mandatory sentence:
- To provide “substantial assistance” to law enforcement
- To win at a trial
Drug Offense Representation
It is important to have an attorney who is knowledgeable about the laws and is qualified to win a trial should the circumstances require it. Nick Saparilas has successfully won acquittals as a Raleigh Drug Offense Lawyer in even the most serious trafficking cases.
There are many other drug offenses such as: Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver (PWISD), Maintaining a Dwelling or Vehicle, Simple Possession and Paraphernalia. It is important to retain a Drug Offense Lawyer as early as possible in any drug prosecution to gather all the necessary facts and begin attacking the State’s case at the onset.
Determining whether or not an attorney is a good fit for you and your case is imperative before you progress with these most important matters in your life. Saparilas Law invites you to call (919) 832-2280 today, or contact us, to set up a FREE criminal charge consultation. During your consultation, the multi-step process of handling drug offense charges will be explained to you in depth. You will have opportunity to review the elements of your unique case with Attorney Nick Saparilas and will have chance to ask any and all questions that you may have.