What Should You Do When Accused Of A Drug Crime?
When someone is arrested on a drug charge, the allegations are so complex that just one mistake could have serious consequences. The consequences for a conviction are long-lasting and can lead to both legal and social issues throughout the rest of your life. Huffman & Kendrick, PLLC, delivers comprehensive legal support to individuals accused of controlled substance crimes, including drug possession and intent to sell.
There is more to an effective defense than just knowing the law. A successful defense attorney understands:
- How the judge and jury think about crimes, especially on a local level
- How to use timing and resources effectively
- How to craft an argument that fully conveys the context and nuances of the defense argument
Attorney Carol Huffman Kendrick has more than two decades of experience defending against allegations of drug possession, sale and trafficking. Whether the particular charge concerns marijuana, opiates such as heroin or fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine or even prescription medication, our firm has the knowledge and determination to press for a proper result. In many cases, we can seek resolutions that involve treatment rather than incarceration. In every case, we use our real-world understanding of these issues to reach a positive result whenever possible. Reach our firm at 704-283-1529.
Effective Drug Crime Defense That Maintains Your Dignity
Crimes involving illegal drugs present a special challenge and can have lasting consequences. These matters demand a defense lawyer who is familiar with the laws and procedures used in the justice system and who is ready to fight to achieve the best results possible. Attorney Carol Huffman Kendrick can explain the details of any type of drug prosecution and develop a comprehensive defense strategy for you. To get you the assistance you need immediately, we provide a free initial consultation for clients accused of:
- Drug possession — Marijuana possession remains illegal in North Carolina. Possession of a small amount of pot is a misdemeanor offense. For cases involving larger amounts or other controlled substances, such as cocaine and opiates, felony penalties apply.
- Sale of controlled substances — Possession with intent to sell is a felony, with penalties that can run for several years in prison depending on the relevant substance. Drugs are categorized into schedules based on their potential effects and possibility of abuse, with the more dangerous substances grouped into Schedules I and II. Distribution of these drugs or evidence of intent to distribute them is a Class G felony.
- Conspiracy and trafficking — People often associate terms such as “trafficking” and “conspiracy” with large-scale operations run by powerful kingpins. However, a misinterpreted conversation or the possession of common household equipment could give rise to these accusations. We’ll advise you of the amounts of a particular drug that must be found to support a trafficking count.
- Prescription drug fraud — Giving medication to a friend or sending a prescription drug through the mail could trigger serious charges. If you’ve been accused of misusing or wrongfully distributing a prescription medication, we’ll advise you of your options.
Even if you believe that significant evidence exists against you, our firm can defend your rights zealously and may be able to exclude materials and information that were unlawfully collected.
For A Defense Strategy That Works, Contact Our Office
Huffman & Kendrick, PLLC, represents North Carolina clients who have been accused of illegal conduct related to the possession, sale and manufacture of controlled substances. Please call 704-283-1529 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our office in Monroe.