Category: Drug Possession

Every state has its own set of interesting, and often completely outdated, laws. Louisiana is a perfect example.

In 2008 a man was arrested in Louisiana for selling $30 worth of marijuana. Yes, $30 worth of marijuana. He was originally sentenced to 15 years but was re-sentenced a few years later under a Habitual Offender Law due to previous, non-violent convictions.

Sometimes it’s easy for people to slip through the cracks and be arrested for or receive sentences for misdemeanor crimes that seem a little crazy. Still, it’s important to understand what [...]

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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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 happens if you do fail a drug test?

The short answer is, it depends on the reason you’ve been asked to take the test. Typically, drug testing is implemented by prospective or current employers and probation programs. So below, we’re going to cover what happens if you fail a drug test in each [...]

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 with a skilled North Carolina criminal lawyer, but also to understand the drug laws of our state and the various factors that guide the sentencing of those who are convicted of drug possession.

In this post, we’re going to look at what the actual law says and how the drug itself impacts the charges [...]

Drug possession is a common offense, but nevertheless it is taken very seriously in North Carolina. If convicted, you could face a prison sentence, hefty fines, and a criminal record that will compromise your ability to live a normal life for years to come.

Depending upon the substance in question, drug possession is usually considered a Class 1 felony or Class 1 Misdemeanor in North Carolina. This is punishable by up to one year in jail or prison, as well as hefty fines. It is therefore important to know your rights and be [...]