Drug Trafficking

Trump is a Menace, Praises Duterte for Drug War

Regardless of one’s politics, it is incontrovertible that Donald Trump is a menace, a seven-year-old with a gnat’s attention span dressed up as the President of the United States. He is singularly unfit to be president. A clown of epic proportions, he is a clear and present danger to our constitutional system. (I’ll note that…

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Can I be convicted of drug trafficking?

A drug trafficking offense is defined differently under state and federal law. In North Carolina, a drug trafficking offense is defined by the weight of the drugs, or the number of dosage units. Not all controlled substances have trafficking statutes. But for ones that do, the quantity determines the level of trafficking. In the case…

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Heroin Punished Harshly in North Carolina

Heroin is the most harshly punished drug in North Carolina’s sentencing scheme. Possession of 4 grams of heroin will result, upon conviction, of at least 70 months in prison, assuming no substantial assistance is provided to police to help mitigate the sentence. Heroin was originally synthesized in 1874 by an English chemist working in London.…

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Raleigh Possession Lawyer

Recent changes in North Carolina drug laws make hiring a Raleigh possession lawyer important when dealing with a PWISD, simple possession charge, or trafficking charge. For first time offenders, a person charged with certain kinds of misdemeanor or felony possession charges may be eligible for drug diversion programs where, at the conclusion of the program,…

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Raleigh Drug Lawyer: Handling a Drug Case in North Carolina

If you’ve been arrested for a drug crime in North Carolina, it’s possible for you to be charged under a number of different statutes: Misdemeanor Drug Laws Felony Drug Laws Felony Drug Trafficking Laws Federal Drug Laws and Federal Drug Trafficking Laws If you are accused of trafficking in drugs or conspiracy to traffic in…

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Top 10 Drug Crime Myths

Many people assume that, upon an arrest for a drug crime, they will be convicted, ruining their chances of keeping or finding a job, or even keeping their freedom. Parents often assume that a drug arrest will necessarily mean their child will never be able to attend college, or lead a successful or fulfilling life.…

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Crack Sentencing in the Federal System

One of the glaring problems with federal drug sentencing laws was the very heavy sentencing applied to people accused of having rock or crack cocaine, as opposed to powder cocaine. The myth that emerged in the 1980s was that crack cocaine was somehow more dangerous than powder cocaine. As a result of the hysteria in…

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The Wire: Drug Trafficking Charge for Felicia Pearson

One of my favorite characters from the HBO show The Wire was Snoop, the enforcer for Marlo’s drug organization. Now it’s turned out that Snoop was picked up in a drug raid in Baltimore and is now being charged with trafficking in heroin: Felicia Pearson, an ex-con who played a drug gangster named Snoop on…

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Weights Matter in Drug Offenses

If you’ve been accused of trafficking, drug trafficking, or federal drug trafficking crimes in Raleigh or other parts of North Carolina, you may want to ask your Raleigh drug lawyer, or Raleigh trafficking lawyer to check on the weights of the drugs allegedly found in your possession. That’s because North Carolina drug trafficking laws are based…

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Fighting Drug Charges in North Carolina

Whether you’ve been charged with having drugs Raleigh at a Widespread Panic concert, prescription drugs unlawfully in your home or dorm room, or you’ve been charged with trafficking in 500 pounds of marijuana or 6 kilos of cocaine, Raleigh drug charges can result in serious consequences for you and your family. If this is your…

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