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Greenville Drug Crime Lawyer

If you have been arrested for or accused of a drug crime in the Greenville area, it is important to talk to a Greenville drug crime defense attorney about your options. You may be able to fight your drug charges to avoid serious penalties, including imprisonment and fines. A Greenville lawyer at our law firm can talk to you about your particular case and how we can help.

Overview of Charges for Drug Crimes

For a defendant facing drug charges in the Greenville area, the penalties imposed upon a conviction will vary depending on certain key factors: the type and amount of drug, the nature of the offense, intent and the defendant's past convictions for drug crimes, if any. The North Carolina Controlled Substances Act defines controlled substances and categorizes them according to their danger to society, addictive qualities and medicinal uses.

These categories are called Schedules and are listed from one to six, with one being the Schedule with the highest penalties. Heroin and ecstasy are Schedule 1 drugs and possession of either substance is a felony offense, where the minimum penalty is 12 months in state prison. Marijuana or hashish possession, on the other hand, is a misdemeanor depending upon the amount possessed and how it is packaged. Marijuana and hashish are Schedule 6 substances.

Why hire a Greenville drug crime defense attorney from our firm?

Taking the particular circumstances surrounding your case into account, your attorney will need to build a tailor-made plan of action to protect you against a conviction. This will require a thorough investigation and the resources to review forensic evidence, witness testimony and the procedure law enforcement applied in conducting searches and gathering and collecting evidence.

A single mistake or violation of your rights may open the door to a successful motion to suppress evidence or may allow your lawyer to negotiate with the prosecuting attorney to have your charges lessened or dropped altogether. Though your case may seem helpless at this point, you never know just what an impact an experienced attorney can have. To learn more about how our firm can help you to protect your rights - call us today.

Find out more about how we can help in the face of your drug crime charges or investigation. Contact a Greenville drug crime attorney at Burch Law Office today for your free case review.

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Burch Law Office - Greenville Criminal Defense Lawyer
Located at 313 South Evans Street Greenville, NC 27858. View Map
Phone: (252) 200-3977 | Local Phone: (252) 830-5291.