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Statesville Drug Crime Attorney

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Iredell County Defends Drug Charges

If you have been charged with burglary, you have the potential to spend a substantial amount of time incarcerated. No matter what type of drug crime you have been charged with, North Carolina will do everything in its power to convict you of the alleged crime. At Cobb Law PLLC, we offer high-quality legal representation to help you pursue the best possible result to your case. You have a number of options which we can discuss with you during a case evaluation that we can use to develop a personal strategy to your case. Our Statesville criminal defense attorney has substantial knowledge and many memberships that can be used to pursue a reduction or dismissal of charges.

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Types of Drug Offenses in North Carolina

Two of the most common drug crimes in the state of North Carolina are drug possession and drug possession with the intent to distribute. Sale and delivery of narcotics is another serious crime that is often referred to as trafficking. Even selling small quantities of a controlled substance can result in severe consequences.

The manufacturing of controlled substances is an offense that can include the cultivation and growth of marijuana. Drug crimes, however, do not always include illegal drugs. Illegal possession of a prescription drug and prescription fraud are two common forms of drug crimes.

Common types of drugs associated with drug offenses include:

  • Marijuana
  • Crystal meth
  • Cocaine
  • Heroine
  • Narcotics
  • Methamphetamine
  • Prescription drugs

North Carolina Penalties for Drug Crimes

According to N.C.G.S. § 90-95, those charged with a drug offense may incur strict penalties, possession being the least severe and trafficking being the most severe. Drugs are classified in schedules, Schedule I being the most dangerous and Schedule V being the least dangerous. Here is a basic outline of the charges associated with offenses and corresponding drug schedules:

Schedule I

  • Possession: Class I felony
  • Possession with Intent: Class H felony
  • Sales: Class G felony

Schedule II

  • Possession: Class 1 misdemeanor
  • Possession with Intent: Class H felony
  • Sales: Class G felony

Schedule III

  • Possession: Class 1 misdemeanor
  • Possession with Intent: Class I felony
  • Sales: Class H felony

Schedule IV

  • Possession: Class 1 misdemeanor
  • Possession with Intent: Class I felony
  • Sales: Class H felony

Schedule V

  • Possession: Class 2 misdemeanor
  • Possession with Intent: Class I felony
  • Sales: Class H felony

Schedule VI

  • Possession: Class 3 misdemeanor
  • Possession with Intent: Class I felony
  • Sales: Class H felony

For trafficking offenses, North Carolina drug laws provide sentences based on the drug. Please see N.C.G.S. § 90-95 (h).

Contact Cobb Law PLLC

If you are convicted of a drug crime, you can face time in jail and hefty fines. You may also be required to undergo drug rehabilitation or probation. In addition, you will likely face a loss of reputation among your friends and family, even after you are released. Contact our firm today to take action toward a successful result to your case! Our Statesville drug crime attorney is ready to review your case, so give us a call.

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