Experienced Defense Against Drug Charges
Possession, manufacturing, distribution and trafficking of drugs are serious offenses. A conviction can result in jail time, high fines and a felony on your record. If you face charges, you should speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands your rights, search and seizure laws and how to pursue the best possible outcome given your situation.
The team at Curcio Law Group has over 25 years of combined experience. We know how to carefully investigate your case, look for mitigating factors and provide the strong defense you need. We help individuals facing serious criminal charges throughout the greater Charlotte metro area. Call our Matthews office at 704-755-4028 to schedule a free initial consultation today.
Understanding North Carolina’s Marijuana Laws
Unlike many other states, North Carolina does not tolerate marijuana for medical or recreational purposes. Any amount of marijuana is considered a criminal offense and can result in repercussions. However, the state has reduced the severity of some penalties.
If you are found in possession of less than 0.5 ounces of marijuana, you only face misdemeanor charges and a $200 fine. However, if you have 1.5 ounces or more in your possession, you will face felony charges.
Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs
Most people think of drunk driving when they hear about driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges. However, it is also illegal to drive under the influence of illegal drugs or prescription drugs that impair your ability to safety operate a motor vehicle.
Unlike drunk driving, proving that an individual is under the influence of drugs may be more difficult, since there is no breath test that can detect the presence of drugs. An individual may be evaluated based on their behavior, driving ability and whether there is drug paraphernalia within the car at the time of the traffic stop. These factors can be subjective. A skilled criminal defense attorney can evaluate your case and determine whether your rights were violated during the traffic stop.
Contact Us For The Knowledgeable Assistance You Need
If you face drug charges, do not take them on alone. The Curcio Law Group will fight for you and your future. Call our knowledgeable legal team at 704-755-4028 to schedule your free initial case evaluation. You may also contact us online.