If you have been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking in North Carolina, the charges against you may include steep fines, prison time, and result in a significant criminal record that could jeopardize your future.
Unfortunately, many people are unnecessarily facing drug trafficking charges due to an addiction problem that turns their personal use into a high-level felony.
North Carolina drug laws state that a person commits a drug trafficking offense when he or she knowingly either manufactures, sells, delivers, transports, or possess, or conspires to manufacture, sell, deliver, transport, or possess a controlled substance.
While the quantity of the controlled substance is often what dictates how the person is charged, drug users are typically the individuals who are arrested at the ground level of an operation.
When the controlled substance is heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamines that is found in their possession, and it meets the necessary weight to increase to a trafficking charge, their futures are in danger.
What Controlled Substances and Weights Can Lead to Drug Trafficking Charges in North Carolina?
North Carolina drug trafficking charges impact the legal solutions required to resolve your case.
To reach the legal threshold of drug trafficking charges, an individual must possess a controlled substance at a minimum of:
- 100 units of LSD
- 28 grams of MDPV
- 28 grams of cocaine
- 10 pounds of marijuana
- 28 grams of Mephedrone
- 28 grams of amphetamine
- 4 grams of opium or heroin
- 28 grams of methamphetamine
- 1,000 dosage units of methaqualone
- 100 units or 499 grams of MDA/MDMA
- 50 dosage units of synthetic cannabinoids
Even if you are a drug user who has found him or herself caught in life-changing circumstances that involve trafficking charges, you will be disqualified from a drug diversion or intervention program that may have been available for a possession charge.
From here, your arrest, charges, and the prosecution’s case are going to place your future and your freedom in jeopardy.
We can help.
As a former prosecutor, lead attorney Patrick Roberts understands how to prepare an effective defense by using his inside knowledge to anticipate the prosecution’s case and put together aggressive defense strategies for our clients’ serious drug trafficking charges.
Have You Been Charged with Drug Trafficking as a Result of Your Drug Addiction?
If you have been charged with a drug crime in North Carolina that was the result of an ongoing drug addiction, the prosecutor’s office may take this opportunity to make an example out of your case. Do not let them.
Contact our skilled criminal defense attorneys in Raleigh at the Roberts Law Group today by calling (919) 838-6643 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can empower you to take a stand and pursue the best outcome for your unique legal circumstances.