Crack Charges in Greenville, NC
Greenville Drug Crime Lawyer
Crack cocaine, often referred to as crack or rock, is a freebase form of cocaine that can be smoked. Cocaine is categorized as a Schedule II substance in North Carolina, the second-most serious type of controlled substance for which a person may face criminal charges.
If you have been accused of or are under investigation by state or federal law enforcement for any type of drug crime related to crack, it is important to talk to an attorney about your rights and legal options. With the proper resources to investigate your charges and the legal experience to build an aggressive defense strategy on your behalf, a Greenville drug crime lawyer at the Burch Law Office can help you work toward avoiding a criminal conviction and serious penalties for crack-related offenses.
Our firm takes on all types of drug charges related to crack in the Greenville area. This includes charges of crack possession, distribution, trafficking, manufacturing and sale. We can handle these cases in state or federal court, applying our particular knowledge of this field to strive toward the most advantageous outcome to your case. Our goal is to help you avoid the serious penalties that may otherwise be enforced.
Crack Cocaine Charges & Penalties
A defendant convicted of crack-related charges in Greenville, North Carolina may face the following penalties:
- Crack possession - for a first offense, a defendant may face up to 45 days in jail. For a second offense, a defendant may face 4 to 5 months in jail.
- Crack trafficking (import, export, distribution, sale) - depending on the amount, ranging from 28 to 400 grams or more, a defendant may face 35 to 219 months in prison and a fine of $50,000 to $250,000.
If you would like to take action to ensure your legal rights will be protected to the fullest extent of the law in the face of your criminal charges, our firm can help. We have a former prosecutor and experienced criminal defense attorney to handle your case.
For a confidential consultation, contact a
Greenville Crack Charges Attorney
at the Burch Law Office today.