Charges: Trafficking Hydrocodone by Possession, Possession with Intent to Sell or Distribute Marijuana, Maintaining a Vehicle for Controlled Substances, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Medication Without a Prescription, and Speeding
Facing: 90-117 months
Result: Felony Probation
State v. A.G. - Our client was indicted on charges of Trafficking Hydrocodone, Possession with Intent to Sell Marijuana, Maintaining a Vehicle for Controlled Substances, and Speeding. We negotiated a plea deal with the Assistant District Attorney to drop the Felony Drug Trafficking charge. The Speeding charge was also dismissed. Our client pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Sell and Distribute Hydrocodone and Maintaining a Vehicle for Controlled Substances. Our client received a suspended sentence of 11- 14 months and was placed on supervised probation for 24 months.
Charge: Trafficking In Opium (3 counts), Possession with Intent to Sell & Deliver Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Sell & Deliver Oxycodone, Sale & Delivery of Cocaine, Sale & Delivery of Oxycodone
Facing: 302 - 391 months
Result: 6 - 8 months
North Carolina v. B.M. - Law enforcement arrested our client, a foreign national, after he made drug sales to an informant on three separate occasions. Our client admitted his involvement to law enforcement. We argued that our client suffered from a severe drug addiction and provided documentation to the Assistant District Attorney that supported our position. We were able to persuade the court to not sentence our client to the maximum possible punishment at the sentencing hearing.
Charge: Attempted Distribution of Controlled Dangerous Substance (Two Counts), Drug Possession (Two Counts)
Facing: 44 years
Result: Jury Trial - Acquittal Motion Granted & Not Guilty
Maryland vs. R.B. - This defendant was charged with dealing cocaine to multiple buyers. Cross examination elicited that only one officer witnessed the transactions, witnessed the hidden stash, and made the arrest. This officer had prior history of negative interaction with the defendant. The defendant did not testify. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all counts.
Charge: Attempted Distribution of Controlled Dangerous Substance (Two Counts), Drug Possession
Facing: 44 years
Result: Jury Trial - Not Guilty
Maryland vs. M.W. - Two officers testified at this jury trial. Inconsistencies elicited on the cross examination of the officers established that the Government did not do enough to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Charge: Trafficking In Oxycodone (5 Counts)
Facing: 29 - 35 years in prison and a fine of $250,000
Result: Felony Probation
North Carolina vs. J.A. - Our client was accused of selling prescription pills to an informant working for law enforcement. She faced a mandatory jail sentence if convicted as charged. We were able to convince the prosecution that our client had a severe addiction problem and should not be treated as a common drug dealer. The charges were reduced to sale of Oxycodone, possession with intent to sell Oxycodone and delivery of Oxycodone. The client received two years probation.
Charge: Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug-Trafficking Crime
Facing: 14 - 16 years in prison
Result: 65 mos.
U.S. vs. E.A. - Our client was charged in State court with multiple counts of trafficking cocaine. He was indicted in federal court and pled guilty to one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Quantity of Cocaine and one count of Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime. At the sentencing hearing, the government's recommendation was for an active sentence of 108 - 135 mos. followed by 60 mos. Thus, our client was facing 14 - 16 years. We argued that a 65 month sentence should be imposed and the judge agreed.
Charge: Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Facing: 6 - 8 months in prison
North Carolina vs. M.S. - The State alleged that our client assisted her incarcerated co-defendant by hiding some hiding illegal mushrooms from law enforcement. The evidence included a recorded conversation between our client and her co-defendant. Once the co-defendant pled guilty, we were able to negotiate a dismissal of our client's charges.
Disclaimer: The listed cases are illustrative of the types of cases handled and do not represent the entire record of cases handled by the firm. The outcome of a particular case is based upon a variety of factors and cannot be predicated upon a lawyer's or law firm's past results. The penalties listed for each case are the maximum amount of time the client was facing, based upon the structured sentencing guidelines and taking into consideration each client's criminal record at that time. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.