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Drug Offenses Carry Enhanced Penalties

The state of North Carolina takes narcotics offenses crimes seriously. State and federal laws have been enhanced with the intention to reduce drug-related crimes and severely punish repeat offenders and major drug dealers. Prosecutors are under pressure to ensure that defendants receive the maximum penalties under the law.

The type of controlled substance, the quantity, possession of drug paraphernalia, the intent of possession, and local, state and federal laws all play a part in the severity of the punishment for a drug crime. When you are facing severe penalties for a drug offense, it is in your best interest to hire a law firm that is knowledgeable. At Grace, Tisdale & Clifton P.A., our attorneys have extensive drug crime defense experience in state and federal courts.

Drug Crime Cases Can Be Very Complex

Some common controlled substances include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, barbiturates, altered over-the-counter drugs or illegally prescribed or abused prescription drugs. The charges clients may face depend on the amount possessed, the intent of the person possessing the controlled substance and the applicable laws. Asset forfeiture - a confiscation of property - is also a common issue in narcotics cases.

Drug cases can be very complex, and your attorney must employ a variety of legal strategies to suppress illegal evidence and protect your constitutional rights against illegal search and seizure. If you or someone you know has been arrested for a drug-related crime, we urge you to contact our skilled and effective defense team for representation and counsel. Our lawyers have the knowledge and expertise necessary to handle all types of misdemeanor and felony drug-related crimes, whether you are facing drug possession, distribution or manufacturing charges.

If you are faced with a serious drug crime, you need an expert legal defense team. Contact us at our Winston-Salem office at 888-441-8522 or reach us online to schedule a free initial consultation.