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Experienced Defense Against Drug Sale Charges in North Carolina

Drug sales charges are some of the most serious drug-related charges you can face. If you are convicted, you could face years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. You will also have a permanent criminal record that can make it challenging to find a job, secure housing, or get a loan. At Chesnutt & Clemmons, we understand the stakes in these cases. Our New Bern drug sales attorneys are here to help you fight the charges you face. When you choose our firm, you can be confident knowing that we will fight tirelessly for you.


Call Chesnutt & Clemmons today at (252) 300-0133 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our drug sales attorney in New Bern.


What is Drug Selling?

Drug selling, or drug distribution, refers to the act of selling, delivering, or possessing with the intent to sell controlled substances. These substances may include illegal drugs, prescription medications, or other regulated substances. The severity of charges may vary based on factors such as the type and quantity of drugs involved, the presence of aggravating factors, and the defendant's criminal history.

Engaging in drug selling activities can lead to serious legal consequences, making it imperative to seek legal counsel promptly. Our attorneys at Chesnutt & Clemmons possess in-depth knowledge of New Bern's legal landscape and can provide the expertise needed to build a strong defense against drug sales charges.

What are the Penalties for Drug Sales in North Carolina?

Understanding the potential consequences of drug sales charges is crucial for anyone facing such allegations. In North Carolina, penalties for drug sales are outlined under state law, and they can have far-reaching implications. Here are some key points to consider:

  • Type and Quantity of Drugs: The penalties for drug sales are often determined by the type and quantity of controlled substances involved. Different drugs are categorized into schedules, and the penalties escalate with the severity of the substance.
  • Felony Charges: Drug sales charges are typically classified as felonies, carrying significant consequences such as imprisonment, fines, and a mark on your criminal record.
  • Aggravating Factors: The presence of any aggravating factors, such as the involvement of minors, the use of firearms, or proximity to certain locations like schools, can lead to enhanced penalties.
  • Prior Criminal History: Individuals with a prior criminal record may face harsher penalties for drug sales, as a history of criminal activity can be considered during sentencing.
  • Federal Charges: In some cases, drug sales charges may escalate to federal jurisdiction, leading to more severe consequences under federal law.
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Defenses Against Drug Selling Charges

Some common defenses against drug selling charges may include:

  • Illegal Search and Seizure: Challenging the legality of the search and seizure that led to the discovery of alleged drugs is a common defense strategy. If law enforcement had violated your Fourth Amendment rights, evidence obtained through an illegal search may be deemed inadmissible.
  • Lack of Intent: Proving intent is a crucial element in drug sales cases. If it can be demonstrated that you did not have the intent to sell or distribute the controlled substances in question, the charges may be mitigated.
  • Chain of Custody Issues: Establishing a proper chain of custody for seized evidence is essential for the prosecution. Any break in the chain could lead to doubts about the integrity of the evidence and weaken the case against you.
  • Witness Credibility: Casting doubt on the credibility of prosecution witnesses, including law enforcement officers and informants, can be an effective defense strategy. Discrediting the reliability of witness testimony can undermine the prosecution's case.
  • Constructive Possession: Successfully arguing that you were not in actual possession of the drugs and did not exercise control over them can be a valid defense. Proving constructive possession can be challenging for the prosecution.

Contact Our Drug Sales Attorney in New Bern Today

The consequences of a conviction can be very severe, impacting your freedom, reputation, and future opportunities. Our New Bern drug sales attorneys at Chesnutt & Clemmons are here to help you navigate the complexities of the legal system and work for the best possible outcome in your case. We are ready to listen, understand your situation, and provide the guidance you need to make informed decisions about your defense. Our goal is to vigorously advocate for your rights and work towards reaching the most favorable resolution for your case.


Contact Chesnutt & Clemmons today to get started with our New Bern drug sales lawyer.


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