Marijuana-related charges in North Carolina are serious criminal charges that deserve a strong criminal defense strategy. Drug charges can have a disabling effect on accused individuals as they can negatively impact their freedom and future opportunities which is why being familiar with criminal defense options is invaluable for those facing drug charges and accusations.
This blog recently discussed an arrest for drug charges. All drug offenses in North Carolina, including drug possession charges, are serious criminal charges. However, drug trafficking and drug distribution charges can be especially serious for accused individuals. Because drug charges can carry the potential for harsh penalties, it is important for accused individuals to be familiar with what they should do if they are facing drug charges.
Drug charges should never be taken lightly, as they carry potentially stiff penalties and consequences. A candidate for sheriff in a nearby North Carolina community, and his son, were recently arrested for drug offenses. According to authorities, they conducted a month-long investigation into the pair before arresting them. Both men, the 63-year-old candidate for sheriff and his 30-year-old son, were the focus of the investigation.
Being charged with a drug crime is serious and can carry serious penalties and consequences. Because the penalties can be so severe, it is important for individuals accused of committing a drug crime, and facing drug charges, are familiar with their criminal defense rights and protections.
Having a felony on your record can have lasting implications. So, one of the fears a person may have when they are accused of possessing drugs, such as marijuana, is that they could end up facing felony changes.