Have you or a loved one already been arrested? If so, you need to take immediate action to protect your future. Law enforcement takes drug offenses seriously in this state and you can face severe penalties if you are convicted. It is vital to your future that you obtain the assistance of a Charlotte criminal defense attorney who focuses on felony criminal offenses and is committed to helping you to avoid a conviction.
The North Carolina Controlled Substances Act sets much harsher penalties for the sale of controlled substances than exist in many other states. Depending on the circumstances and evidence against you, you may be facing severe penalties such as up to 15 years in prison, fines and other consequences. Police officers or a prosecutor may attempt to convince you that there is so much evidence against you that you should simply plead guilty as there is no point in mounting a defense. Do not be talked into this without first consulting a defense lawyer who can advise you of your rights and fully inform you of the options available to you. We have experience fighting many drug sale cases, including trafficking and manufacturing charges. Our firm defends individuals charged with selling such substances as:
- Prescription drugs
- Methamphetamine (Meth)
The type of drug is very important to your charges. The State and Federal government have put more priorities on certain types of drugs and therefore the punishments are more severe for certain drugs. It is also important if your sale charges are Federal or State as typically the Federal charges will carry more active time than the State charges. We understand the difference that different drugs and systems will have on your case. The earlier we can start working on your case, the more options you may have.
Drug cases are typically stemming from a vehicle stop or a search warrant. This is one of the first areas in your case that we will explore for mistakes. Suppressing the stop or the search that discovered the drugs is imperative in almost all drug cases. Let us discuss these details with you and start the process of exploring your discovery and the facts of your particular case.
We work close from start to finish with our clients to get to know all of the facts as well as getting to know the client personally so that we can negotiate even more zealously for their advantage. Getting to know everything that happened from the clients eyes also helps our attorneys find different avenues to explore and possibly challenge later on in the case. Being active in your case is especially important in drug cases because they are very fact specific and finding ways to suppress evidence can turn on the smallest facts that may not be brought up in an officer’s report. 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.