The United States is changing its position on pot. Marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, but individual states are legalizing both medicinal and recreational marijuana use.
Ten states (and Washington D.C.) allow individuals to carry up to one Continue reading
Following the lead of federal reforms, North Carolina is currently considering new legislation that would impose common-sense sentencing reforms for low-level, non-violent drug offenders.
Under the First Step Act, judges would be allowed to use their discretion when determining Continue reading
Most of us have had to take a drug test at some point or another. You probably know, then, that even when there’s nothing to hide, awaiting results is a nerve-racking experience. After all, false positives do exist.
So, what Continue reading
About a decade before the “War on Drugs” really began sweeping the nation, Congress had already written into law a key piece of legislation which supported those efforts. Certain drug crimes – namely those associated with the crack cocaine epidemic Continue reading
When we hear the words “mandatory minimums,” most of us think of federal courts, which are notorious for strictly imposed and unreasonable mandatory minimum sentences for those convicted.
In fact, you might assume that if your case is prosecuted at Continue reading
North Carolina outlaws the possession of various controlled substances and drugs. Drug possession charges in NC are usually proportionate to the type and quantity of drug.
Given the severity of a drug charge, it’s important not just to work Continue reading
The term “drug trafficking” conjures up images of hardened criminals and cartels, who make their living off of a life of crime. However, it’s common for individuals or small partnerships to face drug trafficking charges as well.
In fact, you Continue reading
When you are facing drug charges in North Carolina, you need a qualified attorney to help you fight back. Here are the most common defenses that are effective in helping those charged avoid stiff penalties.
The best way to figure Continue reading
Three triplet brothers were recently arrested for running a drug manufacturing operation out of their high-end apartments in downtown Raleigh. They face multiple charges, including selling and delivering a controlled substance, conspiracy, trafficking, and possession with intent to manufacture or Continue reading
If you have been arrested for drug trafficking in North Carolina, your case could result in federal charges. In this post, we will detail how law enforcement officials decide whether to charge a drug trafficking case at the state or Continue reading