A conviction for drug possession can carry significant criminal penalties and can damage your future employment opportunities. If you are facing criminal charges, you can find the experienced legal representation you need at the Law Offices of John C. Fitzpatrick.
Regardless of the specific charge, drug possession and paraphernalia related crimes are taken very seriously in the state of North Carolina. The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Fitzpatrick provide experienced criminal defense for the following in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough Cary and surrounding areas.
- Drug possession of Marijuana, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamines, Narcotics, Prescriptions and Others
- Drug Paraphernalia Possession
- Drug Sales
- Drug Trafficking
- Drug Manufacturing
For minors charged with criminal drug offenses, flexible sentencing options and treatment programs may be available for first time offenders. Moreover, flexible sentencing options and treatment programs may be available for adult first time offenders with drug possession and/or drug paraphernalia charges. Such alternative sentencing may be the best option to ensure minimal damage and impact of a drug related offense.
Drug Possession with Intent to Sell
While having a drug possession charge is serious, possession with intent takes it to the next level. Specific drugs have specific quantities that trigger this charge. Some drug addicts, this amount can be their personal usage. Regardless, the penalties are increased, making your criminal defense more complicated.
The Law Firm of John C. Fitzpatrick has defended possession and possession with intent for more than 10 years representing the accused in Durham, Raleigh, Cary, Hillsborough, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas. Call 919-683-9500 if you’ve been charged with a drug related crime. They handle all state and federal drug charges.
The lawyers can help if you have been charged with illegal drug possession of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, meth or another illegal substance. They handle all related offenses as well, including illegal possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to distribute, drug manufacturing, conspiracy charges and all drug trafficking offenses.
Drug Possession Charge
When most people hear of drug possession or possession with intent, they think fo the glorified drug bust from prime time tv. Most drug possession charges originated with a DWI, speeding ticket, or traffic violation stop. They are stopped for an unrelated reason and the officer become suspicious. Depending on the severity of the charges, you may be facing serious consequences, including jail time, harsh fines, and loss of your driver’s license. Additionally, there may be personal consequences upon conviction related to current or future employment and education.
With offices located in Durham, Wake and Orange Counties, they are able to provide criminal defense services to college students at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (UNC), Duke, North Carolina State, North Carolina Central University, Elon University and others facing alcohol-related and drug-related charges. Contact this firm if you were charged with drug possession.