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 on the weight of the drugs (or number of pills or dosage units) found. If the weights or volume exceeds certain limits, you will face tougher penalties.

Federal drug trafficking laws operate in much the same way, with mandatory minimum laws based on the weight or volume of the drugs that were allegedly being trafficked.

By requesting that authorities re-weigh the drugs – especially if the amount initially came in at a weigh that was on the border between a higher and lower trafficking level – may result in substantially less criminal liability.

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.