Greenville Drug Distribution Defense Lawyer
It is illegal for a person to deliver, sell or distribute any controlled substance. The only exception would be a medical practitioner or pharmacist licensed to prescribe or deliver prescription drugs to a patient with a lawful prescription. Drug distribution is a felony offense that may be punishable by up to 15 years in prison, depending on the specific type and amount of controlled substance involved. In cases involving large amounts of a controlled substance, a defendant may face drug trafficking charges and therefore increased penalties as well as the possibility that the offense will be prosecuted in federal court.
Talking to a Greenville drug crime attorney is one of the most important actions you can take if you are under investigation or have been arrested for drug distribution. You have the right to legal counsel, and exercising this right will be the best way to avoid a conviction and maximum penalties for this felony drug crime.
Our law firm represents clients throughout Greenville and all the surrounding areas in Eastern North Carolina in the face of drug distribution charges. We take on cases in Lenoir County, Pitt County, Beaufort County, Greene County and Martin County. With a former prosecutor as one of our attorneys, we are able to provide hard-hitting defense that draws upon experience from both sides of the criminal process.
About Drug Distribution in Greenville
The penalties for drug distribution may vary depending on the type of drug and the amount. Following are the basic classifications of drug distribution or delivery in Greenville, NC:
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Class G Felony Drug Distribution (up to 15 years in prison) - distribution of ecstasy, heroin, cocaine or other Schedule I or II substances.
Class H Felony Drug Distribution (up to 10 years in prison) - distribution of valium, Xanax, anabolic steroids, marijuana and other Schedule III, IV, V and VI substances.