The Difference Between A Felony And A Misdemeanor

If you are charged with a drug possession felony in North Carolina, you may face imprisonment and thousands of dollars in penalties. Some corresponding misdemeanors, however, carry only a light fine. The charge you face may seem arbitrary to you. In drug crime cases, the laws governing what constitutes a misdemeanor and what constitutes a felony are difficult to understand, and are often determined at the prosecutor's whim.

Yet such determinations could have a profound impact on your life. Your charge will influence your ability to find future employment and suitable housing, and may decide whether or not you serve time in jail.

The Power Of An Experienced Attorney

The confusion of drug possession charges is intensified when combined with additional allegations, such as:

  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug cultivation
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Intention to sell
  • Drug prescription violations

It is likely you will face harsher consequences. It is less likely that prosecutors will be lenient.

Keith Rouse, who leads our firm's criminal defense practice, has valuable experience defending individuals in Goldsboro and throughout Wayne County against drug charges. He can leverage his experience to help defend you. Keith wants to hear your side of the narrative. The more he knows about the events leading to your arrest, the better he will be able to prepare your defense. He will challenge any weak spots in the prosecutor's case, and argue aggressively on your behalf in court.

Cut Through The Confusion Of Drug Charges

Speak with one of our lawyers before you speak with law enforcement. We have tried our share of drug cases, and will be ready to fight for you.

To schedule a free consultation, please call our office at 800-856-4296, or contact us online. Our firm is here to serve you, and we are happy to arrange a meeting outside of business hours on a case-by-case basis.