Possession Of Drugs
Manteo & Columbia North Carolina Drug Charges Defense
Possession of controlled substances including marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, or unauthorized prescription drugs can have serious consequences. The severity of your charges and penalty will depend on the amount in your possession and whether an officer determines that the quantity indicates intent to sell or deliver. At Wheless & Wheless, PLLC, we have significant experience in handling drug possession and drug crimes cases in both state and federal courts.
We provide aggressive drug charges defense in all of the following cases:
- Drug possession (Class II misdemeanor): marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy
- Possession with Intent to Sell
- Manufacture of controlled substances
- Possession of paraphernalia (Class I misdemeanor)
If you have been charged for drug possession, do not talk to police or anyone involved in your case until you have consulted with an experienced lawyer. Contact us today for an immediate consultation and case evaluation.
Your 4th Amendment Rights and Drug Possession Cases
We are experienced in the investigation of drug charges and we will seek to eliminate or reduce charges by challenging any illegally seized property or wrongful action taken by the officer. Police officers must follow very specific procedures when searching an individual or their property to ensure that 4th Amendment rights are secured. If an officer did not have a valid reason to stop you or search your person, vehicle, or home, we may be able to suppress any illegally obtained evidence. If you believe that your 4th Amendment rights were violated or if you are facing drug charges that rely on illegally obtained evidence, please contact us for an immediate investigation of your case.
Dismissal, plea bargains, and deferred prosecution
If we cannot get your case dropped or dismissed, we will seek to negotiate a plea bargain and minimize the penalties in your case. If it’s a damage control issue rather than a violation of rights, the DA has a program for kids 21 and under, referred to as a “deferred prosecution.” Once the defendant enters a guilty plea and performs community service (locally or in home community), the case will be dismissed upon proof and after six months without an offense.
Contact Wheless & Wheless, PLLC today for a free consultation with an experienced Manteo and Columbia, North Carolina lawyer. Our legal team provides aggressive, result-driven advocacy in drug charges defense.
Free consultations • Both offices located conveniently near the respective Columbia and Manteo courthouses