Category: Drug Crimes

Racial profiling, particularly in drug crime cases, has long been a contentious issue within the criminal justice system. North Carolina, like many other states, has witnessed the disproportionate targeting of individuals based on their race during drug crime arrests and prosecutions.

This blog delves into the significant impact of racial profiling in North Carolina’s drug crime cases, exploring real-life examples, legal implications, and the crucial role criminal lawyers play in fighting against discriminatory practices.

Understanding Racial Profiling in Drug Crime Cases

Racial profiling involves law enforcement targeting individuals based on their race or [...]

Drug-related offenses are a serious concern in North Carolina, as in many other states. When it comes to drug crimes, two common charges individuals may face are drug trafficking and drug possession.

These charges have distinct differences and can result in severe legal consequences. In this blog, we will delve into the distinctions between drug trafficking and possession in North Carolina and explore the potential consequences of each offense.

Drug Trafficking

Drug trafficking, also known as drug distribution, involves the illicit sale, transportation, import, manufacture, or delivery of controlled substances. In North Carolina, [...]

Being charged with drug crimes in North Carolina can be an overwhelming and distressing experience. The legal consequences of drug offenses can significantly impact your life, potentially leading to severe penalties, including fines, probation, and even imprisonment. 

However, it’s important to remember that you have rights, and understanding the legal landscape surrounding drug crimes in North Carolina can help you navigate the situation more effectively. Understand the legal landscape and explore effective defense strategies to protect your rights. 

Understanding Drug Crimes in North Carolina

North Carolina categorizes drug crimes based on the type [...]

In recent years, the legalization of marijuana has been a hot topic across the United States. Currently, marijuana is illegal for recreational and medical use in North Carolina, but there have been movements to legalize it. If marijuana were legal in North Carolina, it would have significant implications for criminal cases involving marijuana-related offenses. 

The Current State of Marijuana in North Carolina

Currently, marijuana is illegal in North Carolina for medicinal and recreational purposes. Possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana is a misdemeanor offense resulting in up to 45 days [...]

The issue of marijuana legalization has been a topic of debate for decades, with many states opting to either decriminalize or fully legalize marijuana. As an attorney in North Carolina, I often receive questions from clients about the difference between decriminalization and legalization. In this post, I will explain the key differences between these two approaches and how they apply to North Carolina.

Decriminalization

Reducing or eliminating criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana is decriminalized. This means that while possession of marijuana may still be illegal, it is no longer considered [...]