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Charlotte Prescription Drug Attorney

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A conviction for obtaining, possessing, distributing, or trafficking prescription drugs can be just as damaging as a conviction involving “street” drugs such as cocaine, heroin, or marijuana. If you have been arrested on a prescription-related charge or have reason to believe you are under investigation, it is crucial to speak to a lawyer about your situation and begin planning for your defense.

The time to act is now. In fact, it may even be possible to avoid criminal charges altogether if you have not yet been arrested.* Call (704) 931-5535 to learn more about your legal defense options.

About Our Charlotte Prescription Drug Lawyers

At Jetton & Meredith, our experienced attorneys can aggressively defend you against prescription drug charges stemming from a wide variety of alleged actions.

We can fight for your rights if you have been accused of:

    We provide a powerful defense against drug charges by seeking to suppress evidence obtained through illegal means and mitigating the damage these charges have on your life. If you are struggling with an addiction to narcotics, painkillers, or other prescription drugs, we can assist you in getting help for your addiction in addition to handling your legal defense needs. You can trust our Charlotte prescription drug attorneys to be there for you when you need drug crime representation.

    An Overview of Prescription Drug Crimes in North Carolina

    Prescription drug abuse is an insidious health crisis in North Carolina. What starts out as simple pain management for a bad back, chronic pain, and a host of other ailments can lead down a tough road. Otherwise, crime-free people suffering from painkiller addiction may end up doing things they never thought they’d do and find themselves in situations they never thought they’d be in.

    Prescription medication painkillers, including Vicodin, Oxycontin, and Percocet, are highly addictive. Despite their legality with a valid prescription, these drugs can be every bit as dangerous as street drugs. Prescription drug overdose claims the lives of over 1,000 people in the state every year, according to the North Carolina Division of Public Health.

    Once addicted to painkillers, it is very difficult to stop. An addiction can lead to prescription drug fraud, theft, driving under the influence, and a host of other criminal activity.

    State lawmakers and law enforcement officers have taken notice. People in possession of large quantities of prescription drugs may find themselves under investigation for the illegal possession or distribution of prescription drugs. And because police and state law take such crimes seriously, even innocent people or those merely trying to manage chronic pain may find themselves under scrutiny.

    Options After Being Charged with a Prescription Drug Crime

    North Carolinians facing prescription drug charges may have several options. One is to fight all charges. This is a good option if there is little evidence, what evidence there is was obtained in violation of constitutional rights, or if it can be shown to a jury there is reasonable doubt the defendant committed the crime.

    Alternative Sentencing Options in NC

    North Carolina may also offer alternative sentencing options for criminal defendants who are found guilty or plead guilty to the charges against them. The North Carolina Drug Treatment Courts allow defendants with substance abuse issues to comply with court-ordered treatment plans in lieu of jail time. For people who want to end their addiction and put their criminal charges behind them while minimizing consequences, drug court and alternative sentencing may be an option. However, the drug court is not for everyone.

    There is also the option of pleading guilty to a lesser offense. In some cases, it is wiser for a defendant to accept the consequences of a lesser offense, rather than risk prosecution of a felony or other serious charge.

    The Time to Act Is Now if You Face Prescription Drug Charges

    Whether your case can be resolved through diversion or we must fight for your rights at trial, we will work diligently to safeguard your rights and reputation as you face prescription drug charges.*

    Contact us today at (704) 931-5535 to schedule a consultation with our Charlotte prescription drug lawyers.

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    Why Jetton & Meredith?

    A Passionate Defense Of Your Rights
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    • Proven Track Record of Successful* Case Results

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