Drug trafficking, sale, distribution or drug possession charges often result in serious penalties including prison and can put your employment at risk. It’s vital that you have an experienced defense attorney who can determine the best course of action, and can defend your rights in a court of law.
At McCoppin & Associates, Attorneys at Law, P.A., Andrew McCoppin is our criminal defense attorney who personally resolves all our criminal defense cases. He is a former assistant district attorney who can identify the strengths in your case and use them to your advantage. Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will come to you, when necessary. We visit the jail every week to be sure our clients see the progress in their cases. We also have accounts with most of the North Carolina jails so clients may call us directly from jail at 919-481-0011.
Drug crime penalties vary based upon the quantity or weight of the substance. Often, we can get the prosecutor to dismiss or reduce a personal use quantity offense to a less serious crime. For quantities larger than personal use, probation may be available for people with relatively clean criminal histories and a dismissal may still be possible. For larger drug trafficking quantities, a conviction means a mandatory prison sentence, even for a first offender. We approach every case as if we are pleading not guilty and proceeding to trial. This aggressive approach often improves our bargaining position if we later decide to negotiate a plea bargain. Otherwise, we go to trial.
We offer a free initial consultation to learn the details of your case. We will review your case and advise you on the best course of action, allowing you to make informed decisions. Our strategy is to plead not guilty, force the prosecutors to prove their case and prepare for trial. A plea bargain is our last resort.
Cary, North Carolina, Controlled Substance Lawyer
At McCoppin & Associates, Attorneys at Law, P.A., we handle all types of drug charges including possession, selling and trafficking of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, meth, ecstasy, prescription drugs, and all other controlled substances. We will conduct a thorough investigation to uncover all facts and circumstances that could be useful in your case, and we will find the answers to difficult questions, including:
- Did the police have probable cause to conduct a search or seizure of property?
- Did the authorities properly identify you, or was the wrong person arrested?
- Was the substance that was sold or possessed of the type and amount that law enforcement claims it to be?
- If the charge involved a prescription drug, is there a valid prescription for the substance?
If you have been charged with a drug crime, don’t leave your future in the hands of just any attorney, contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer today at 919-481-0011 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will come to you, if necessary. Hablamos español.