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
When facing felony drug charges, it is important to retain a Raleigh drug offense lawyer as early as possible to gather all the necessary facts and begin attacking the State’s case at the onset. Not just any attorney will do. You need a drug crimes 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 crimes lawyer in even the most serious trafficking cases. Whether you are facing Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver (PWISD), Maintaining a Dwelling or Vehicle, Simple Possession, and/or Paraphernalia charges, contact Nick Saparilas today for the knowledge and experience you need to beat the charges. Call (919) 832-2280 or fill out the contact form below and we will provide you with a free consultation.