Drug Charges North Carolina Jamie Vavonese Law Firm NC

Need a Raleigh Drug Offense Lawyer? Don’t try to fight a Drug Possession & Trafficking Offense in North Carolina without a good Defense Lawyer.

Drug charges vary greatly, as do their penalties.  You need to hire a good attorney to represent your case.  If you have been charged with a drug offense, don’t wait to contact a skilled defense lawyer. Contact Vavonese Law Firm, PC in Raleigh today.  We will help you understand the charges against and work with you to come up with the best defense strategy.

If you are facing felony drug charges, we will negotiate and try to reduce your charges.  You may also be eligible for deferred prosecution, which means we could negotiate to instead enroll you in a drug education program.  You could avoid jail time and a criminal history.

Jamie Vavonese is a Skilled Defense Attorney for Drug Charges

Our firm handles a broad range of felony and misdemeanor drug crime charges, including those involving alleged possession, sale, manufacturing and cultivation of the following illegal drugs:

  • Marijuana
    • Federal Marijuana Offense and State Marijuana Offense
  • Powder cocaine
    • Federal Cocaine Offense and State Cocaine Offense
  • Methamphetamine
    • Methamphetamine State Offense Methamphetamine Federal Offense
  • Heroin
  • Designer Drugs
  • Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drug Charges

We defend our clients who have been accused of unauthorized use and sale of prescription drugs such as OxyContin, codeine, morphine, Percocet and Valium. Prescription drug charges can add up quickly, because, in determining the amount of the drug in question, the law considers the entire weight of the pill, not only the active ingredient, sometimes leading to the individual being charged with drug trafficking. Those facing prescription drug charges may face additional, related charges such as prescription drug fraud and “doctor shopping.”

Marijuana

Federal Marijuana Charges

Federal marijuana crimes range from possession of a small amount on federal property to importing thousands of kilograms into the United States. The penalties range from probation to mandatory prison sentences depending on the charge.

Vavonese Law Firm handles all types of federal marijuana charges, including:

  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession with intent to sell and/or deliver
  • Manufacture marijuana
  • Conspiracy
  • Importation of marijuana

State Marijuana Charges in North Carolina

Marijuana offenses in the state ofNorth Carolina carry punishments that range from probation up to a mandatory 175-month minimum sentence depending on the charge. We handle all types of state marijuana cases, including:

  • Possession of less than one-half an ounce of marijuana
  • Possession of more than one-half ounce but less than one and one-half ounces of marijuana
  • Felony possession of marijuana
  • Possession with the intent to sell and/or deliver marijuana
  • Sale and/or delivery
  • Cultivation/manufacture of marijuana
  • Trafficking of marijuana
  • Conspiracy
  • Possession of paraphernalia

Federal Cocaine and Crack Cocaine Charges

Federal cocaine and crack crimes can range from possession of a small amount on federal property to importing thousands of kilograms into the United States. A significant number of cocaine and crack cocaine charges carry mandatory minimum prison sentences. Vavonese Law Firm represents clients who are facing all types of federal crack and cocaine charges, including:

  • Possession with the intent to sell and/or deliver crack or cocaine
  • Crack or cocaine sale and/or delivery
  • Conspiracy

North Carolina Cocaine Charges

Cocaine offenses in North Carolina carry a range of punishments from probation up to a mandatory 175-month minimum sentence depending on the charge. We handle all types of state cocaine and crack drug charges such as:

  • Felony possession
  • Possession with the intent to sell and/or deliver
  • Sale and/or delivery
  • Manufacture of cocaine
  • Cocaine trafficking
  • Conspiracy

Federal Meth Charges (Federal Methamphetamine Offense)

These cases can have serious penalties upon conviction and a federal crime can drastically alter the rest of your life. If another charge is filed against you in conjunction with a meth-related charge, such as an assault or other type of crime, you are facing increased penalties. We handles all types of federal meth charges, including:

  • Possession with the intent to sell and/or deliver
  • Sale and/or delivery
  • Manufacture

State Methamphetamine Crimes (North Carolina Methamphetamine Offense)

  • Possession is punished as a Class H felony
  • Possession with the intent to sell or deliver is punished as a Class H felony
  • Sale and/or delivery is punished as a Class G felony
  • Manufacturing methamphetamine in North Carolina is punished as a Class C felony.
  • Possession of precursor chemicals with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine is punished as a Class F felony.
  • Trafficking in methamphetamine:
    • Level I Trafficking carries a mandatory 70-month minimum prison sentence and a fine of not less than $50,000.
    • Level II Trafficking carries a mandatory 90-month minimum prison sentence and a fine of not less than $100,000
    • Level III Trafficking carries a mandatory 225-month minimum prison sentence and a fine of not less than $250,000

Heroin Cases

If you have been charged in the state of North Carolina with a heroin offense, your punishment you if convicted of a heroin is dependent on the amount of the drug that was allegedly recovered and where it was located. This also affects the type and severity of the charges that are filed. Here are some common heroin charges that Vavonese Law Firm defends our clients against:

  • Possession
  • Possession with intent to sell/deliver
  • Delivery or sale
  • Importation
  • Manufacture/cultivation
  • Trafficking