Drug Charges Are Serious

Did you know that possessing even a relatively small amount of marijuana (more than .5 ounces) in North Carolina can result in more than a month of jail time? How would you explain your absence to your family, or your employer? Drug possession and drug distribution charges are no small matter, and could have lasting consequences. With more serious drugs like cocaine and heroin, possession and distribution of which are felony charges, the consequences are quite a bit harsher. If you're facing charges of this sort, you need a lawyer immediately.

Handling Federal And State Charges Under One Roof

Drug cases can be handled at the state or federal level, depending on the severity of the crime. Some elements of a criminal drug charge that could elevate it to the federal courts include:

  • Crossing state lines with the drug
  • Possessing large amounts of the drug
  • Using a gun in conjunction with the drug crime

If you are charged with a possession or distribution charge, you don't want to have to shuffle between lawyers, one for the state charges and another for the federal. At The Wagoner Law Firm, PLLC, I can handle either charge or both state and federal charges.

It's Not Just The Drugs

Possessing the equipment used to take drugs is also a criminal offense that can come with jail time if you're convicted. This includes possessing drug paraphernalia items such as pipes, razor blades, bongs or needles, as well as precursor chemicals that can be used to manufacture drugs. Drug cases can be complicated and contain many layers of charges. I can provide a strong defense for all parts of your drug charge.

Take Control Of Your Situation

Once you've been charged with a drug crime, you can't turn back the clock. But you can look forward with a greater degree of hope when you know there's a skilled drug possession attorney on your side working tirelessly on your behalf. To schedule your free initial consultation at my Wilmington office, call 910-782-2962 or use this form to contact me online.