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Charlotte Drug Crime Lawyer

Fighting for Clients across Mecklenburg County in Drug Cases

Drug charges have the potential to negatively impact your life currently, as well as in the future. From the immediate consequences of fines and jail time to the long-term complications of a criminal record, a drug charge conviction could impact you for the rest of your life.

If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a drug crime, it is crucial to speak to a Charlotte drug crime attorney who can explain your rights. At Jetton & Meredith, we represent clients across North Carolina, advocating for their rights. We focus on educating our clients and fight aggressively to achieve the best possible outcome in every case.*

To learn more about how we can help you mitigate the damage from misdemeanor or felony drug charges, call our knowledgeable drug crime lawyers in Charlotte today at (704) 931-5535.

Types of Drug Cases We Handle in NC

We handle a wide array of drug crimes, from minor infractions to very serious cases. We understand that even misdemeanor charges can result in significant criminal penalties and other consequences.

We can handle your defense against a variety of drug charges, including:

    These charges can involve a variety of banned controlled substances, such as marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, ecstasy, prescription narcotics, Oxycodone, and OxyContin.

    North Carolina Marijuana Laws

    state lawmakers have decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana to a less-severe crime compared to other illicit. If a person is caught possessing at least 1.5 ounces of pot, then it will be considered a felony offense.

    The following are penalties associated with possession of marijuana for personal use, based on weight:

    • Half an ounce or less - Possession of any amount within this range is considered a Class 3 misdemeanor, which carries a fine of up to $200.
    • Between over .05 and 1.5 ounces - Possession of any amount within this range is a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by a jail sentence of up to 45 days and a maximum $1,000 fine.
    • Between over 1.5 ounces and 10 pounds - Possession of any amount within this range is a Class I felony that results in a prison term of up to eight months.

    Keep in mind, if you are found in possession of more than 1.5 ounces, you could be charged with possession with intent to sell. For example, if the police find a scale, small baggies, and a large sum of cash along with the cannabis, officers may believe you were planning on selling marijuana based on the items found on your person. Possession with intent to sell less than 10 pounds of cannabis is a Class I felony.

    Possible Legal Defenses for Your Drug Charges in NC

    The levels of criminal charges associated with banned substances are classified differently from one drug to another. In any drug crime case, we listen carefully to our client’s version of how they came in contact with police and how police collected evidence. We look carefully at how law enforcement agents obtained the alleged evidence and if the substances involved are, in fact, what police claim they are. Very often, we find out during our thorough investigation that there is something fundamentally wrong with the criminal charges.*

    We may discover any of the following, and more:

    • Police violated our clients’ rights to freedom from unreasonable search and seizure
    • Substances put forth as evidence are not what they are alleged to be
    • At the time of arrest, clients were not informed of their Miranda rights, such as their right to speak with an attorney
    • Other constitutional rights of our clients were violated in connection with the collection of evidence or an arrest

    Arrested on a Drug Charge? The Time to Act Is Now.

    We have the skills, experience, and resources to aggressively pursue a favorable outcome in your case, which could be anything from a dismissal of the charges to a diversionary outcome such as drug abuse treatment in lieu of a criminal conviction.*

    Our firm offers consultations on evenings and weekends in our office or even at the jail. Contact us anytime at (704) 931-5535 to discuss your legal defense options with a Charlotte drug crime attorney.

    Client Testimonials*

    The Opinions that Matter Most
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      Former Client
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      Former Client
    • “Purely amazing. I never felt more confident with the help that I recieved from Mark Jetton and the rest of the team from Jetton & Meredith!”

      Former Client
    • “The result was the absolute best I could have hoped for.”

      Former Client
    • “Mark and Eric did an excellent job handling my case from start to finish.”

      Former Client
    • “They took full control of the matter and ensured an expeditious conclusion.”

      Former Client
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      Former Client
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    Why Jetton & Meredith?

    A Passionate Defense Of Your Rights
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