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Wilmington Drug Crime Lawyer

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Drug crimes are prosecuted heavily at both the state and federal level. If you have been charged with a drug crime, it is important to fight back and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the criminal process.

At the Wagoner Law Firm, P.L.L.C., we represent clients in North Carolina who have been charged with drug possession, trafficking, distribution and other crimes. To schedule a free consultation at our law office in Wilmington, please complete our online contact form.

Types of Drug Offenses

We defend individuals in North Carolina who have been charged with:

Our team handles cases involving all types of illegal drugs, including: heroin, cocaine, meth, marijuana and more. We also handle prescription drug crimes, which may include forging prescriptions, doctor shopping, illegal possession of prescription drugs and more. There are six schedules of controlled substances that are punishable by a misdemeanor or felony charge:

  • Schedule I: Highly addictive and are not accepted for medical use. Examples include opiates, fentanyl derivatives, hallucinogens, depressants and stimulants.
    • This is punishable by a Class 1 Felony and 4-5 months in prison for a first offense.
  • Schedule II: High potential for abuse with restricted accepted medical use, and primarily consist of pain medications like opium, methamphetamine, and fentanyl.
    • First offenses face a Class 1 Misdemeanor and 45 days in jail or a Class 1 Felony and 4-5 months in prison for a second offense.
  • Schedule III: Currently accepted for medical use in the US with a moderate to low possibility of dependence. Examples include anabolic steroids and ketamine.
    • First offenses face a Class 1 Misdemeanor and 45 days in jail or a Class 1 Felony and 4-5 months in prison for a second offense.
  • Schedule IV: Low potential for abuse and accepted medical use in the US. This includes stimulants, narcotics and depressants such as Valium and Xanax.
    • First offenses face a Class 1 Misdemeanor and 45 days in jail or a Class 1 Felony and 4-5 months in prison for a second offense.
  • Schedule V: Low potential for abuse and accepted medical use in the US. Cough medicines incorporating codeine are an example.
    • First offenses face a Class 2 Misdemeanor and 30 days in jail or a Class 1 Misdemeanor and 45 days in jail for a second offense.
  • Schedule VI: Low potential for abuse with no accepted medical use. This includes marijuana, hashish and hashish oil.
    • First offenses face a Class 3 Misdemeanor and 10 days in jail or a Class 2 Misdemeanor and 30 days in jail for a second offense.

Federal Drug Crimes

Certain drug offenses are prosecuted at the federal level. Federal charges may apply when a larger quantity of drugs is involved or when the defendant is accused of crossing state lines in the commission of the crime. Additionally, if a firearm was used in the commission of the crime, it will likely be classified as a federal offense.

Because not all lawyers handle federal cases, it is important to choose a lawyer who can handle your case at any level, like ours at The Wagoner Law Firm P.L.L.C.

Possible Defense Options for Your Drug Case

Our attorney has more than a decade of experience working in the legal field and knows what to expect when someone is charged with a drug crime. We will explore all possible defenses in your case. Our team analyzes key examinations such as: Did a police officer illegally search your vehicle or house? Were your rights otherwise violated during the investigation or arrest? These questions may come into play when building your defense.

Contact Our Wilmington Law Office

If you want to meet for a no-cost consultation where we can discuss your charges and defense options, please call (910) 400-8285.

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