Have you been arrested for drug trafficking? Under North Carolina law, possession of a controlled substance over a certain amount can result in a charge for drug trafficking. This charge carries a mandatory prison sentence, even for first-time offenders, if you are convicted.
Drug trafficking carries a steep penalty, and your professional reputation and personal life are on the line. The criminal law attorneys at Wilson, Reives, Silverman & Doran are dedicated to protecting your rights.
What are your rights in a drug trafficking case?
You may be arrested for drug trafficking even if drugs are not under your control or in your physical possession. Police may push you quickly to cooperate in an investigation, and assure you that talking with them on the spot (without first talking with a lawyer of your choice) is in your best interests.
Know that you always have the following rights:
You may feel that police did not have a right to stop you and search you, your home or vehicle for drugs, or that your search or arrest was in violation of your constitutional rights.
Charges against you can be dismissed or reduced if:
Because there are scores of ways that a drug trafficking case can be defended and examined, it’s highly advised to have access to the experience and acumen of a seasoned criminal law attorney.
How is drug trafficking defined?
Despite its name, drug trafficking has less to do with whether illegal drugs cross state lines and more to do with the amount of illegal drugs involved.
Consequences and sentencing for drug trafficking vary significantly depending on:
What are North Carolina’s drug trafficking laws?
Trafficking in marijuana
Trafficking in methamphetamines
Trafficking in heroin or opium
Trafficking in cocaine (including crack)
Trafficking in MDMA
It’s time to speak with a lawyer
Drug trafficking cases can have life-long consequences. Choosing the right criminal law attorney can make a serious difference in both your outcome and your experience.
The criminal law attorneys at Wilson, Reives, Silverman & Doran are here to provide you with trusted, effective and experienced legal counsel.