Protect Your Education, Career And Future If Charged With A Drug Crime
Narcotics offenses can range in severity from relatively minor misdemeanor charges to the most severely punished felonies. The severity of punishment authorized is often based on the quantity and type of drug alleged and whether the possession occurred with the intent to distribute or sell.
Drug offenses can carry mandatory jail sentences and substantial fines. Even the most minor drug convictions can have serious ramifications affecting your current or future employment or your education. This includes local and county schools or an institution of higher learning such as Cape Fear Community College or the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Convictions also can affect your family and possibly your freedom.
A Team With A Stellar History Of Success
If you are charged with possession of an illegal narcotic and you are a first-time offender, you may be able to avoid a conviction. At Mason, Mason and Smith, Attorneys at Law, our attorneys have had great success avoiding convictions through various methods, including deferred prosecutions or conditional dismissals pursuant to NCGS § 90-96.
If you are charged with a felony drug offense involving the sale or delivery, or the intent to sell and deliver that particular drug, not only do you face the possibility of jail time but you can also expect a tax bill from North Carolina Department of Revenue. The North Carolina Department of Revenue will tax you based upon the drug and the amount that you are alleged to have sold or possessed with the intent to sell. You are entitled to a hearing before a hearing officer. We can appear for you and oftentimes minimize your tax liability or avoid it altogether.
Taking The Path That Best Fits Your Situation
If we are unable to resolve your case in a manner satisfactory to you before a trial, we will take your case to trial. At trial, we will raise all defenses that apply to your case. These defenses can range from constitutional violations to factual innocence. Once we know the specifics of your case, we will fashion the defense that gives you the best chance of winning. We offer decades of experience in criminal defense. Firm founder Bruce Mason has received honors by his peers and former clients that distinguish him as an elite criminal defense attorney.
Get A Free Consultation With A Proven Criminal Defense Team
For criminal defense cases, our initial consultation is free. If you are charged with a drug offense, call Mason, Mason and Smith, Attorneys at Law at 910-444-3505 or contact us via email. Set up an appointment so that we may put our experience to work for you today.