Category: Drug Crimes

Marijuana sales have soared in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In states with legal marijuana, sales have shot up over 50 percent over the same time last year. 

There are a variety of reasons marijuana has made a big splash over the course of the last few months, but it’s important to keep in mind that possessing, selling, or transporting marijuana is still illegal in North Carolina.

Here are a few of the reasons that marijuana has been in demand and the consequences you may face if busted with it in the [...]

In North Carolina, the First Step Act has the potential to make a positive impact on the lives of many North Carolinians with criminal felony offenses and those currently serving sentences in prison. This bill was recently signed into law and brings with it many changes people should be aware of.

Here’s what you need to know about the First Step Act and what it means for drug crime sentencing in North Carolina.

The Federal First Step Act

Before discussing the North Carolina First Step Act, it’s important to discuss the Federal First [...]

State law enforcement maintains a constant focus on drug trafficking in the Charlotte area and that diligence often results in arrests. According to WSOCTV, two men in north Charlotte were arrested as the result of this kind of thorough drug investigation. 

Cocaine, MDMA, heroin, marijuana were found in large quantities in their dwelling, along with large amounts of money. All the elements needed to charge offenders with drug trafficking in North Carolina.

North Carolina takes drug trafficking very seriously and the laws reflect that. Here’s what you need to know about the drug [...]

So you or a loved one has been charged with a drug crime in North Carolina. You’re probably feeling stressed, to say the least. 

When the heat is on, a plea deal might seem the easiest route – too good to be true, even. On the other side of the coin, you might find the prosecution’s offer downright insulting. 

In any case, before you make any life-changing decisions, take a moment to sit back and reflect. Learn here about how plea bargains happen and what your offer might actually mean for you. 

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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 ounce (28 grams) of pot for personal consumption to date. 

In North Carolina, carrying one ounce of marijuana is a misdemeanor. If you are caught with just a little bit more (1.5 oz,), however, you could face felony charges. Plenty of North Carolinians are currently sitting behind bars for crossing that line. 

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