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Asheville Criminal Defense Attorney

Receiving a crack or cocaine charge in North Carolina can present serious legal consequences, and you should always talk to a skilled defense attorney before you speak to anyone in law enforcement about your case. In fact, it is in your best interest not to speak to law enforcement at all - no matter how tempting they may make it seem. Letting an experienced Asheville Criminal Defense Lawyer represent you and negotiate on your behalf can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.


Just because you’ve been charged with possession of cocaine or crack, manufacturing, selling or trafficking crack or cocaine in North Carolina, does not mean you’re guilty. There may be grounds for a dismissal of the charge against you based on any number of factors. As a knowledgeable and aggressive North Carolina drug crimes defense attorney, I will be looking to poke holes in the State's case against you and potentially render their results inadmissible in court.

I will conduct a full analysis of your case to uncover those factors that could possibly lead to a dismissal, or an acquittal if taken to trial. Or, if a plea bargain makes the most sense, I will work with prosecutors in order to reduce the charges or sentence against my clients. I have a strong reputation as an aggressive attorney who will fight for you every step of the way.


If you have been charged with a cocaine related crime in Western North Carolina, give me a call and we can discuss your specific situation in greater detail. From there, we can determine the kind of fines and or other penalties you could be facing.

I have found that my clients appreciate getting straight talk concerning their legal issues, and my initial consultation is always free. 


I navigate my clients through the legal system everyday, and I work smart and aggressively to defend them and resolve their legal issues by turning over every stone to get the best results possible. I take the legal issues that my clients are facing very seriously, as I know that there can be lifelong consequences, resulting from the smallest moving violations to the most serious of crimes. Keeping your record as clean as it can be will always be my number one goal.

As an Asheville criminal defense attorney, I represent clients in Asheville, North Carolina, Buncombe County, Hendersonville, Henderson County, and all other Western North Carolina areas. If you have received a ticket, are facing investigation, or have been charged with a crime, I am here to fight for your legal rights.   

Types of Crack / Cocaine Crimes:

Possession of Cocaine:

In North Carolina, getting caught with any amount of cocaine is a Class I felony. Depending on how much cocaine was in the defendant's possession, the charges may be significantly higher.


Distribution / Selling Cocaine:

North Carolina's drug laws are especially strict when it comes to selling cocaine. Any cocaine sale, regardless of the amount, is a class G felony, however there are many issues that raise the severity of the crime. Selling cocaine to a person under 16 in North Carolina is a Class E felony. As well, selling to a pregnant female, or selling anywhere within three hundred feet of school property is a Class E felony too.

Cocaine Trafficking:

Drug trafficking in North Carolina can be either transporting and importing drugs, or manufacturing drugs. Trafficking cocaine between twenty eight and two thousand grams is a class G felony. If the amount of cocaine is between 200 and 400 grams, the crime is a Class F felony. For any amount of cocaine over 400 grams, the crime is a Class D felony.

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