Were You Charged With Selling Drugs To A Minor?
Distributing illegal drugs to teens under the age of 16 by someone who is 18 or older is a felony drug crime in North Carolina. If you sold drugs to someone 13 or younger, you will face even higher penalties if you are convicted. You need a solid defense strategy to stay out of prison or to get out after serving the shortest sentence possible, based on the facts of your case.
At Roberts Law Group, our Raleigh defense lawyers work to protect the futures of our clients. If you were arrested for selling drugs to a teenager, contact our law office today for a free consultation. We can be reached online or at 919-521-4646. Our founding attorney, Patrick Roberts, was a former felony drug crimes prosecutor; his experience in the courtroom guides the criminal defense strategy we create for each of our drug crime defense clients.
Facing Drug Charges Of Distributing To A Minor?
If you have been charged with distributing drugs to minors, you need a drug crimes defense lawyer who can put together an effective defense strategy. If you are 18 or older and are convicted of distributing drugs to a minor:
- Who is 14 to 16 years old, you are facing a Class D felony
- Who is 13 or under, you are facing a Class C felony
You will also face felony distribution charges if you are caught selling drugs to a pregnant woman. Whether you knew the age of the person you were selling drugs to or whether you knew she was pregnant does not matter. A felony conviction for selling drugs to a kid will mean at least a few years in prison, depending on your prior criminal history and any other related drug charges.
Selling drugs on or near school grounds will also result in felony drug charges. If you are 21 years old or older and are caught selling drugs on school property or within 1000 feet of school property, you will face Class E felony drug charges.
Contact Roberts Law Group Today. Experienced Drug Crime Defense On Your Side.
At Roberts Law Group, our goal is to minimize the consequences of a drug arrest as much as possible. We often negotiate with prosecutors to reduce the charge or lessen the punishment. In certain cases, we aim to get the charges dismissed altogether if the evidence is inconclusive or was obtained by violating your rights. Whether negotiating, filing appropriate motions or fighting for your rights in trial, let our experience work for you.
Contact the Roberts Law Group, PLLC, today. We represent clients charged with distributing drugs to minors throughout North Carolina, including Mecklenburg County, Wake County and Johnston County.