Asheville Marijuana Defense Attorney
Receiving a marijuana 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.
HOW I CAN HELP WITH YOUR MARIJUANA CHARGE:
Just because you’ve been charged with simple possession of marijuana, growing, manufacturing, selling or trafficking marijuana 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 marijuana 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.
List of Marijuana Crimes:
Simple Possession of Marijuana and Possession for Personal Use:
Possession of 0.5 ounces or less of marijuana is a Class 3 misdemeanor. Possession of more than 0.5 to 1.5 ounces is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Possession of over 1 and a half ounces but less than or equal to 10 pounds is a Class I felony.
Marijuana Possession with Intent to Distribute:
Possession with intent to distribute less than 10 pounds of marijuana is a class I felony. Possession of more than 10 pounds but less than 50 pounds is a Class H felony. Possession of 50 pounds or more but less than 2,000 pounds is a Class G felony. Possession of 2,000 pounds or more but less than 10,000 pounds is a Class F felony. Possession of 10,000 pounds or more of marijuana is a Class D felony.
Sale / Delivery of Marijuana:
Delivery of less than 5 grams of marijuana for no compensation is not considered sale or delivery, but may still be prosecuted as possession. Sale of less than 10 pounds of marijuana is a Class H felony. Delivery without compensation of less than 10 pounds is a Class I felony. Sale or delivery of 10 pounds or more but less than 50 pounds is a Class H felony. Sale or delivery of 50 pounds or more but less than 2,000 pounds is a Class G felony. Sale or delivery of 2,000 pounds or more but less than 10,000 pounds is a Class F felony. Sale or delivery of 10,000 pounds or more of marijuana is a Class D felony.
Cultivation / Manufacture of Marijuana:
Cultivation of less than 10 pounds of marijuana is a class I felony. Cultivation of 10 pounds or more but less than 50 pounds is a Class H felony. Cultivation of 50 pounds or more but less than 2,000 pounds is a Class G felony. Cultivation of 2,000 pounds or more but less than 10,000 pounds is a Class F felony. Cultivation of 10,000 pounds or more of marijuana is a Class D felony.
Hash & Concentrates:
Possession of an extract of marijuana resin, commonly referred to as hashish, is a crime in North Carolina. Possession of .05 ounces or less (~1.4 grams) is a Class 3 misdemeanor. Possession of more than .05 ounces (~1.4 grams) but less than .15 ounces (~4.25 grams) is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Possession of an amount greater than .15 ounce (~4.25 grams) is a Class I felony.
Use, possession, sale, delivery, or manufacture of paraphernalia is a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by 1 to 45 days imprisonment and a discretionary fine for a first offense. Delivery of paraphernalia by a person aged 18 years or older to a person under the age of 18 who is at least 3 years younger is a Class I felony punishable by 3 to 8 months imprisonment and a discretionary fine for a first offense.