Designing Aggressive Strategies To Combat Drug Possession Charges
Arrests for drug possession are common in Pitt County and the surrounding areas in North Carolina. I am lawyer Frank Harper of Everett & Hite, L.L.P., in Greenville, North Carolina. In my practice, I frequently represent college students at East Carolina University and Pitt Community College, as well as others who have been arrested for possession of marijuana, cocaine and other controlled substances.
The Consequences Are Serious
Consequences for a drug conviction in North Carolina are harsher than in many other states.
Marijuana and other drugs are showing up increasingly on North Carolina streets and on college campuses, including hard drugs like crack, heroin, methamphetamines, ecstasy, cocaine and illegally obtained prescription drugs.
Depending on the amount of a drug one is caught with, a conviction can result in fines and significant jail time ranging from days to years. Even an arrest for a drug offense can have devastating consequences on your academic and/or employment prospects if you don’t contact an attorney to fight your charges and seek an expungement.
Developing Your Drug Possession Defense
I have experience in defending clients, including college-aged persons, in eastern North Carolina against charges, including:
- Drug possession, including meth possession, crack possession, heroin possession and cocaine possession.
- Possession of drug paraphernalia, meaning pipes, spoons, tin foil, needles or other “tools” used to deliver a drug dose to the body.
- Prescription drug fraud. If you forged a prescription to supply a drug habit, I can handle your complicated criminal defense.
If you are a first-time offender, chances are good that your charges can be erased or your consequences mitigated, through either a reduced charge or alternative sentencing involving drug treatment and community service.
Get The Prompt Advice You Need. Contact My Office Today.
Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony drug crime, it is important that you contact me — your Greenville drug possession lawyer — as soon as possible. Your freedom and your future depend on how quickly and effectively you can fight the allegations against you.