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Drug and alcohol crimes in North Carolina can result in harsh penalties. Depending on the type of crime, your previous criminal history, whether you caused the serious injury or death of another, and whether you are an adult or minor, you could be facing a misdemeanor or felony charge. Aside from potential jail/prison time, fines, and other penalties, a conviction puts a blemish on your criminal record; this can harm your ability to obtain future jobs, advance your career, qualify for housing or educational opportunities, and may result in the loss of a professional license.
At Scheuring Law, PLLC, we understand the severe penalties and collateral damage you may be facing when charged with a crime. Our firm is devoted fully to traffic and criminal law which means we have a thorough understanding of applicable statutes, how the local courts operate, and how to build the most effective defenses based on the specifics of your case. Furthermore, at our firm, you will always be dealing with Attorney Grant S. Scheuring from start to finish.
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“After talking with you, I felt much calmer and assured we were in good hands.”Former Client
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Drug crimes are based on possession and other activities involving controlled substances, such as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, Molly, K2, synthetic marijuana, and other synthetic or street drugs as well as prescription drugs. Controlled substances are categorized into “schedules.” These schedules will dictate the charges associated with them, such as felonies or misdemeanors. Six drug schedules have been established in North Carolina.
Drug crimes can include:
- Simple possession
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Drug possession with intent to sell
- Drug manufacturing
- Selling drugs to minors
- Marijuana cultivation
- Prescription medicine forgery/fraud
- Selling prescription drugs
- Driving while impaired by drugs
Drug charges are based on what schedule of drug they fall under, the quantity found, whether minors were involved, previous convictions, and any other “aggravating” facts. Misdemeanor drug charges generally result in fines and/or probation. For example, possession of less than one-half an ounce of marijuana carries a $200 fine while possession of one-half to one-and-a half ounces carries a possibility of one up to 45 days in jail and a fine of $1,000.
Felony charges for possession of drugs such as heroin and cocaine will result in harsher penalties. Depending on the felony level, incarceration can range from months to decades.
Alcohol-Related Charges in North Carolina
Alcohol-related crimes in North Carolina can include:
- Public intoxication
- Underage drinking
- Using a false ID to buy alcohol
- Open container
- Selling alcohol to a minor
- Driving while impaired (DWI)
These mostly entail misdemeanor charges. However, even a misdemeanor charge on your record can cause problems in qualifying for future life opportunities. Ensure you have a capable and dedicated advocate in your corner who will fight for your freedom and future.
Grant is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Elon University School of Law. He is an attorney that cares about his clients and understands that everyone wants to be heard and respected. Grant focuses his practice on litigating misdemeanors, lower level felonies, DWI’s, and traffic offenses. When calling his firm, you will always speak with an attorney and someone that can help. Call now for a free consultation.
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