Category: Drug Possession

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 [...]

In early April, a North Carolina man was driving through Florida and was pulled over for speeding. When officers approached the car, they allegedly got a strong whiff of marijuana. Upon searching the car, they found 20 grams of the drug.

What might have only been a speeding ticket turned into felony drug charges.

If you’re wondering whether or not the man from North Carolina consented to the search of his property, here’s your answer: it doesn’t matter. Why? Because the strong scent of marijuana was enough to give police the right to [...]

Being let out of jail (or avoiding jail altogether) to go on probation is an odd balance between a relief and a burden. While probation does give you many freedoms that you do not have in jail, many feel that they are walking on eggshells trying to meet the terms of their probation to avoid re-arrest.

Why? Because while you do not have to stay in a jail cell all day, probation may limit the places you can go and how long you can leave the town where you live – and that’s [...]