Category: Drug Possession

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 [...]

Last month, President Barack Obama made a statement about how he feels regarding drug sentencing laws by commuting the prison sentences of 61 inmates throughout the United States.

Three of the 61 inmates granted commutation are from North Carolina:

  • Reginald Wendell Boyd, Jr. of Greensboro was sentenced to 180 months in prison with 8 years of supervised release in 2005 for conspiracy to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.
  • Christopher Tim Florence of Chapel Hill was sentenced to 268 months in prison and