Charlotte Drug Crimes Attorney
Helping You Avoid a Criminal Conviction
Were you arrested on drug charges? Get help from a former Assistant District Attorney. At Smith Horton Law, our criminal defense team has experience from both sides of the courtroom on how to defend yourself against the allegations of prosecutors. Our Charlotte drug crimes attorney understands that this is a difficult time in your life. Let us help you face the charges with confidence. We offer free consultations for those charged of crimes, so call today.
Dial (704) 734-9797 now to schedule a free consultation with Smith Horton Law. We can help you plan your next steps. You can also contact our firm online.
Drug Laws in North Carolina
N.C.G.S. §90-95 outlines how North Carolina regulates controlled substances. The state categorizes each controlled substance into schedules I-VI. For example, the controlled substance amphetamine, or the chemical compound more commonly known as Adderall, is a schedule II controlled substance, and marijuana is a schedule VI. Each specific schedule and controlled substance has a different level misdemeanor or felony class assigned to it. If you are sentenced, you will be penalized according to the drug of which you were in possession.
Conditional Discharge Program
North Carolina offers a conditional discharge program for first offense individuals under N.C.G.S. §90-96. If you qualify for a conditional discharge, the statute first requires that you plead guilty to the offense. However, the court defers entering a judgment of guilt and places you on probation. Under this statute, the court may also order that you pay a fine, complete an assessment, any required treatment, or community service hours.
After completion of these court orders within the court-mandated time, a judge will dismiss your case. Call our office today and set up an appointment to see if you are eligible for a conditional discharge.
Let Smith Horton Law Help You Protect Your Future
Many times drug charges arise out of some type of search or seizure of you or your property. Law enforcement must follow strict rules when searching and seizing you and your property. If they do not, the evidence they subsequently find may be suppressed, and if this occurs, your case may be dismissed.
At Smith Horton Law, we analyze all possible defenses and suppression motions in every case we handle. Your attorney must be able to spot a problem with the police investigation and then strategically handle it to get you your best possible outcome.
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