Possession of Marijuana
Seasoned Carteret County Criminal Lawyer
While possession of small amounts of marijuana is usually only punishable
by fine in North Carolina, being caught with more than half an ounce can
lead to more serious penalties, including jail time. If you have been
arrested and charged with possession for marijuana, you need experienced
representation from skilled Carteret County drug attorneys to protect yourself.
Wheatly Wheatly Weeks Lupton & Massie, P.A. has an astounding 185+
years of combined legal experience, which means we know just what it takes
to beat your criminal charges. Attorney James Lupton has handles thousands
of criminal cases and is a certified criminal law specialist by the North
Carolina State Bar. You can trust our firm will work hard to protect your
future when you are accused of a crime.
Fighting Your Drug Possession Charges
Although marijuana is classed as a Schedule VI substance, the least serious
category according to state law, you will need an aggressive Carteret
County defense lawyer to contest your charges to avoid potential consequences.
Possible punishments for marijuana possession can include:
Less than half an ounce—with a prior criminal record, you could spend up to 30 days in jail
Between ½ and 1 ½ ounce—up to 45 days in jail and up to $1,000 in fines
Over 1 ½ ounces—up to 12 months in prison
Even if these penalties are far less than those related to more dangerous
and addictive substances such as cocaine or heroin, you face the prospect
of ruining an otherwise clean record when you are charged with possession
charges of marijuana.
Begin Your Defense Today
You need a skilled Carteret County drug crimes lawyer to protect your record
when you are charged with possession, so do not hesitate to reach out
to Wheatly Wheatly Weeks Lupton & Massie to challenge the case against you!
Contact us for a free initial consultation—252-728-3158.