Drug trafficking and drug possession are both serious crimes though drug trafficking is so serious that it has its own punishment chart. If you are found in possession of an illegal substance, you could be facing serious penalties. If found trafficking, you will be facing prison time. An experienced drug lawyer can quickly become the difference between your freedom and your incarceration.
If you are arrested on a drug-related crime, the best thing to do is to remain silent and not talk to the police until your attorney arrives. An experienced drug lawyer will carefully review your police report and any other documents to fully understand your predicament. Only then will they formulate a strategy to best protect your interests.
The attorney-client privilege protects you so it is advisable to give your lawyer as much information about your case as possible. Try your best to accurately and truthfully answer all the questions your lawyer may have for you. Names, locations, and dates are very important at this stage, so be as specific and thorough as you can. Information is ammunition and it pays for your attorney to be loaded for bear.
Skilled attorneys know what steps the arresting officer must take according to North Carolina law. Once your drug crimes lawyer has all the required information, they will meet with the prosecuting attorney.
You should find yourself an attorney who has a good reputation and a solid background representing clients charged with drug-related crimes. The attorneys at Kurtz & Blum have the experience you need. Should you or someone you know find themselves in trouble, feel free to give us a call.