Did you know that you could be charged with a drug crime even though you never purchased or actually possessed an illegal substance? Police officers and prosecutors rarely care about determining the actual ownership of drugs that are found in a home or vehicle. As a result, many innocent people find themselves facing drug charges for simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Anyone who finds themselves in this difficult position should consult an experienced attorney. Without legal assistance, those charged with drug crimes can face serious legal, social and professional consequences.
Charges of drug possession and drug trafficking are often particularly difficult to defend because prosecutors and officers try to seize the defendant’s personal property. Criminal forfeiture proceedings can severely limit the defendant’s ability to mount a credible defense against a variety of charges including drug dealing. State and federal laws permit the government to seize assets and holdings that they suspect may be related to drug activity. You could lose your home, have your bank accounts frozen and even have your car seized.
These serious consequences are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to prosecution for drug crimes in North Carolina. You do not have to simply accept a charge of drug possession, manufacture or trafficking. You do have legal options.
No matter the nature of your drug charges, a criminal defense attorney from our legal team can help you pursue a favorable outcome from your legal proceeding. You deserve a fair and unbiased trial, along with reasonable sentencing if you actually are convicted. Defendants have a variety of legal options that can prevent the long-term consequences associated with a drug conviction.