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 first time offense, and there is no good defense to the charges, and the amount of drugs is small, you may be eligible for a felony drug diversion or misdemeanor drug diversion (90-96) program. These programs are offered by the Wake County District Attorney and administered through Southlight, an addiction treatment program in Wake County.

You should hire a competent, qualified Raleigh drug lawyer to make sure that at every step in the process your rights are protected, and that, if you successfully complete the program, the charges and record of the arrest can be wiped clean (expunged) from your record.

If you’ve been charged with drug manufacturing, selling drugs, possession with intent to sell and deliver (PWISD), maintaining a dwelling, or drug trafficking crime, you absolutely need legal representation to help you defend against these charges.

That’s because crimes involving drug sales, or possession with intent to sell are felonies, which can result in serious consequences, including life-long  prohibition against owning guns or ammunition, especially when it comes to your future employment, your ability to remain out of jail, and other aspects important in your life.

And if you’ve been charged with drug trafficking, you need to talk to a lawyer who understands how both the state drug trafficking laws work and also how to defend you in federal court. That’s because the federal government – through the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina (EDNC) – will frequently take cases “federal,” which can result in substantially harsher sentences.

It is important, whether the drugs are heroin, ecstacy, cocaine, oxycodone, oxycontin, marijuana, meth, methamphetamines or other kinds of drugs that you or your family get the advice of a serious drug lawyer Raleigh to help defend you against these charges.

Damon Chetson

Damon Chetson is a Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law. He represents people charged with serious and minor offenses in Raleigh, Wake County, and the Eastern District of North Carolina. Call (919) 352-9411.