Marijuana is one type of drug that North Carolina is working to decriminalize. This does not mean that, if you were recently arrested -- or are in the near future -- for marijuana possession, sales or trafficking that you will not face drug charges or penalties -- if convicted. As the current laws stand, the consequences for certain marijuana-related drug crimes can still have quite an impact on your life.
The state seems to take it fairly easy in minor possession cases. The consequence if convicted is generally a nominal fine. Where the state really gets tough is on the sale or trafficking of the drug. Current laws call for incarceration and hefty fines for those found possessing 10 or more pounds of marijuana.
Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or felony-level marijuana-related drug charge, if convicted, this is something that will go on your record and could affect you both personally and professionally now and in the future. Drug charges, even if they seem fairly minor, deserve attention. To learn more about how a conviction on a drug charge can affect your life and why having an attorney by your side to fight the charge will prove invaluable, please take a minute and visit our firm's website.
When facing drug charges, you may feel a bit hopeless. They are not the easiest type of charges to fight. While this may be the case, it does not mean that those in North Carolina who are accused of marijuana-related crimes should just sit by and accept whatever punishment the court is ready to pass down. With the assistance of a skilled attorney, you can do all that is necessary to seek the best possible outcome for your specific situation.