Keep or Maintain Vehicle or Dwelling

To Keep and Maintain a Vehicle, Dwelling or Other Place for Use, Storage, or Sale of Controlled Substance Keep or Maintain Vehicle or Dwelling

Statute 90-108(a)(7) maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for use, storage, or sale of controlled substances is a common charge associated with other drug related arrests. In many circumstances it will involve a car stop or a house search which both turn up with evidence suggesting that these places are being used to further drug sales or use. This charge is a Class I felony and carries active time if you are convicted. While you may think it is an add-on charge, and it is, it can still have a significant impact on your life. It is vital to your future that you obtain the assistance of a Charlotte criminal defense attorney or Concord defense lawyer who focuses on criminal defense and is committed to helping you to avoid a conviction. With offices in both Charlotte and Concord and serving the surrounding counties of Gaston, Union and Iredell, we have an experienced attorney to handle your drug case.

In North Carolina Controlled Substance laws have grown and changed over the past few years. Maintaining a vehicle or dwelling charge has become more serious as of December 1, 2011 as it is one of the few less serious drug offenses that does not qualify you for a 90-96 judgment. This makes fighting this charge even more important, even if it is your first time being arrested. While you should always consult a criminal defense attorney for any criminal charge, it is even more important for your first offense. Many times the punishment can be mitigated or even have the charge dismissed on lower level drug offenses for first time offenders. There are no guarantees and it always depends on the particular District Attorney's office, but consult with a criminal defense lawyer to help you through the process.

We take pride in taking the fight to the State, while maintaining a quality relationship with our clients. Maintaining a vehicle or dwelling charge is no different. We will focus on suppressing the evidence, making the State prove your guilt and if the evidence is overwhelming, getting you a lesser plea. Our firm defends individuals charged with maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for all substances, including:

  • Prescription drugs
  • Morphine
  • Methamphetamine (Meth)
  • Ecstasy
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana

As a client, you will work with your legal counsel from the beginning of your case through the final step. Your concerns and wishes will be carefully listened to and your questions fully answered. We understand that this is a very stressful time and are here to help you. You can be assured that in working with defense counsel who is dedicated to working in criminal law, every legal tool available will be used in your defense. For a free initial consultation with a criminal defense lawyer who is committed to winning call The Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC.

Drug Attorney Proudly Serving Gaston, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Union and Iredell Counties

Contact a Charlotte or Concord defense attorney at our firm for an aggressive defense to the drug charges you are facing.