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Heroin Charges Lawyer in Greenville

If you or someone you know is facing drug charges for heroin, it is important to involve a lawyer who can work immediately to protect your legal rights and interests. Heroin is considered a Schedule I substance in North Carolina, and this means that the harshest penalties will be imposed upon a conviction. A Greenville heroin charges lawyer, however, can provide you with the criminal defense counsel you need to work toward avoiding a conviction or maximum penalties.

According to the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) website, heroin is becoming more available and is increasing in use throughout North Carolina. In fact, there was a 77% increase in the amount of heroin seizures by federal, state and local law enforcement in the state from 2007 to 2008, with a total of 14.6 kilograms. The DEA, a federal law enforcement agency, often works in conjunction with state and local authorities to conduct investigations into suspected heroin traffickers. Depending on the scope and type of the offense, the defendant may face charges in federal court, where the penalties imposed are typically more severe than those imposed on a state level.

Penalties for Heroin Possession & Trafficking

Under the North Carolina Controlled Substances Act, a defendant may face the following penalties for heroin-related charges:

  • Heroin possession - for a first offense, 4 to 5 months of imprisonment.
  • Heroin trafficking - depending on the amount (4 grams to 28 grams or more), anywhere from 70 to 279 months in jail and a fine of $50,000 to $250,000.

Greenville Heroin Drug Crime Attorney

Would you like the opportunity to avoid the serious penalties that may be imposed for heroin charges in the Greenville area? Make sure you involve an attorney as soon as possible. You will need a tailor-made defense strategy built upon specific knowledge of these offenses.

Contact a Greenville Heroin Drug Crime Attorney at our law firm today to get started in receiving the legal help you need.
Burch Law Office - 313 South Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27858
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Located at 313 South Evans Street Greenville, NC 27858. View Map
Phone: (866) 291-1822 | Local Phone: (252) 830-5291.