What is Drug Possession?
Drug possession commonly refers to the act of having controlled substances in one's possession, whether for personal use or with the intent to distribute. In the state of North Carolina, controlled substances can encompass a wide scope of drugs, which can include but are not limited to marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and prescription medications. The severity of charges often depends on the type and quantity of the substance involved.
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The penalties for drug possession in North Carolina vary based on factors such as the type and quantity of the controlled substance, prior criminal history, and whether there is an intent to distribute. Common consequences for drug possession may include fines, probation, mandatory drug education or treatment programs, and, in more severe cases, imprisonment.
We are well-versed in North Carolina's drug laws and are prepared to fight for the best possible outcome in your case. We understand the nuances of the legal system and will work tirelessly to mitigate the possible consequences you may face.
Some defenses against drug possession charges may include:
- Illegal Search and Seizure: If law enforcement executed an unlawful search or seizure violating your Fourth Amendment rights, we can challenge the admissibility of any evidence obtained illegally.
- Lack of Knowledge or Intent: In some instances, individuals may be unaware that the controlled substances were in their possession. If there is evidence to support that you had no knowledge or intent, it can be a viable defense.
- Chain of Custody Issues: We can meticulously examine the chain of custody of seized substances to ensure that the evidence has not been tampered with or compromised during the investigative process.
- Challenging Lab Results: We can scrutinize the methods used to test and analyze substances, looking for any errors or discrepancies that may cast doubt on the accuracy of the results.
- Constitutional Violations: If your constitutional rights had been violated at the time of the arrest or investigation, we can aggressively pursue remedies to protect your rights and seek to suppress evidence received unlawfully.
The consequences of a conviction can be very harsh and long-lasting. At Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, PLLC, our team is here to guide you through every step of your legal journey. Our Shelby drug possession lawyers are committed to crafting a strong defense tailored to the specific details of your case and fighting for the best possible outcome. Don't let drug possession charges jeopardize your future—contact Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, PLLC today for a confidential consultation.
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