Marijuana: Yes, It Is Still Illegal In North Carolina
While marijuana has become legal or decriminalized in several states, this is not the case in North Carolina. Transporting marijuana purchased legally in another state is not a defense. Locally, our law enforcement officials are as aggressive as ever in pursuing marijuana-related offenses. If arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor marijuana possession, felony marijuana possession or possession of paraphernalia, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney before saying anything.
At Randall & Stump, PLLC, we have made it our career to protect the rights of those accused of drug crimes across North Carolina. Our defense attorneys have extensive experience that includes helping write the book on criminal procedure. We will provide a strong defense tailored to your unique situation, because the facts and details make the difference in outcomes.
Call us at 980-237-4579 , or reach out online to schedule a free initial consult to discuss your concerns and get answers.
Probation Versus A Significant Prison Sentence
Punishment for marijuana-related crimes ranges from probation up to a mandatory 175-month minimum sentence, depending on the charge. What separates a sentence of probation and a lengthy prison sentence? With marijuana offenses, it is often the quantity and what allegedly happened. For example, if someone claims you attempted to sell marijuana, it will result in a more serious charge.
We handle all types of state marijuana cases, including:
- Possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana and/or paraphernalia (e.g., pipes or other smoking devices found in a vehicle search)
- Possession of more than half an ounce, but less than 1.5 ounces of marijuana
- Felony possession of marijuana
- Possession with the intent to sell and/or deliver marijuana
- Sale and/or delivery
- Cultivation/manufacture/trafficking of marijuana
Even if the marijuana charge you are facing is a misdemeanor, it is important that you take it seriously. Accepting a straight guilty plea is rarely in your best interests. It may result in a permanent criminal record, added penalties, and a long term impact to your life. By fighting the charges you are facing with the help of the lawyers at our firm, you may obtain the best possible outcome for your specific situation, allowing you to put an isolated act of bad judgment in the past.