IF YOU HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH A DRUG CRIME, THERE ARE DEFENSES TO MINIMIZE THE SEVERITY OF DRUG PENALTIES.
Drug charges can carry serious penalties under North Carolina and federal law. Regardless of the drug offense you are accused of committing, obtaining legal counsel from the beginning is crucial to protecting your future and avoiding severe consequences. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side can be the difference between sentencing that include attending drug classes, community service or serving lengthy jail time. Common federal and state drug charges in Asheville and the surrounding area:
- Drug Paraphernalia Possession
- Drug Trafficking
- Manufacture of Controlled Substances
- Drug Possession (Marijuana, Cocaine, Ecstasy, and Heroin)
- Prescription Drug Charges
- Possession With Intent to Distribute
The penalty for a drug charge is determined by the amount of and the type of substance involved. Regardless of the type of charge, my goal is to help you avoid the most serious punishment. I will use my knowledge of the North Carolina and Federal laws and procedures to prepare the most effective defense option. We explore all the consequences of the defense options available, and I will guide you through the process so that you understand exactly how a particular defense will impact you. Together we will determine the best possible outcome for your drug offense. I am a fierce advocate for my clients and dedicated to providing responsive, quality counsel for every case I take. Call the Asheville Law Office of James Rice, Jr. for a consultation.