Raleigh 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 a defense attorney experienced in Raleigh drug possession charges, 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, including drug possession. 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, in Raleigh and surrounding counties, 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 Raleigh drug possession 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.