Defense Against Drug Paraphernalia Charges
While it is true that possession of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor and not as severe as other drug charges, it is a serious matter. It is not as simple as going to court and paying a small fine. Jail time could be involved. Or a criminal conviction on your record. If you are a college student at East Carolina University, Pitt Community College or elsewhere, a conviction can impact your ability to find a job after you graduate.
The good news is that a conviction for these charges is often completely avoidable. My name is Mark A. Ward and I am an attorney and criminal law specialist. Since 1987, I have aggressively defended people accused of drug paraphernalia charges in Greenville and throughout North Carolina. For a free consultation, call me at 252-752-7529 or send me an e-mail.
These Charges can be Fought
The police searched you, your car or your residence and found baggies or a marijuana pipe. This does not mean that their case against you is airtight. In many cases, it is not.
You have constitutional rights that protect you from unreasonable searches and seizures. In fact, a recent case came out of the Supreme Court that severely limits the ability of police to search cars in ordinary traffic stops. Unfortunately, police often find evidence by violating a person's constitutional rights. When this happens, that evidence can be excluded and the drug paraphernalia case may even be dismissed.
Why Not Hire a Specialist?
I am a Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law, a title granted to me by the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization. This is a title that few lawyers possess. It is your indication that I have the level of skill necessary to provide you the legal assistance you need in your drug paraphernalia case.
Call my firm's 24 hour message line at 252-752-7529 or send me an e-mail to schedule your free consultation.