Charlotte Drug Possession And Drug Paraphernalia Lawyer
Have you been arrested for drug possession? Have your been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia? If so, you need a skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to help you overcome these charges.
At The Law Office of Kevin L. Barnett, our attorney has extensive experience defending clients charged with all types of drug crimes. When you hire our firm, we will investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest and collect evidence, critically looking at the assumptions and personal histories of the arresting officer. Using this information, we will work to build an effective defense to your charges.
Contact a Charlotte drug possession attorney to discuss your case. We offer free initial consultations.
Understanding Drug Possession Charges In North Carolina
Attorney Kevin L. Barnett has successfully defended clients from charges of possessing all types of illegal drugs, such as:
- Prescription pills, such as Vicodin or OxyContin
The punishment given for conviction of each type of drug varies dramatically depending on the type of drug and the amount you possessed. Marijuana possession, for instance, if it is less than half an ounce, is only a Class 3 misdemeanor with no jail time. However, cocaine possession or possession of prescription pills without a prescription is a felony.
Possession Of Paraphernalia
While being caught with a small amount of pot will not send a first-time offender to jail, possession of paraphernalia can significantly enhance the charge. Paraphernalia is a Class 1 misdemeanor that could result in jail time and increased fines. Police will tack on this charge when they find a bong, pipe, papers or, sometimes, even the container holding the drugs.
Attorney Kevin L. Barnett will aggressively defend your interests and work to have your paraphernalia and drug possession charges dismissed. Contact a Charlotte, North Carolina, possession of paraphernalia defense lawyer to discuss your case.