Over the last several years, possession of marijuana has become decriminalized in North Carolina. Many police officers in Charlotte, Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, and the Lake Norman area have been advised to issue citations for possession of marijuana as opposed to making an arrest. Either way, if you are charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, it may have a serious impact on your life. While you may not be facing time in jail, you may lose your job or be expelled from school.
If you have been charged with possession of marijuana in Mecklenburg County, it is highly recommended that you hire a criminal attorney to provide you with legal advice and represent you in court. Often times, especially for first time offenders, a criminal defense attorney is able to negotiate your charge and obtain a dismissal in exchange for you completing a drug education class.
After your matter has been resolved, and depending on the outcome of your charge, a criminal lawyer is able to process an expunction for you. An expunction removes all record of the charge from your criminal records. Potential employers and schools won’t have to find out about your marijuana charge.
If you have been charged with possession of marijuana in Huntersville NC, or the Charlotte NC area, contact Adkins Law for a free consultation. If we are unable to provide you with the legal advice that you need, we will find you the best criminal lawyer possible and put you in touch with them.
Adkins Law PLLC is located in Huntersville NC and primarily serves Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Charlotte, Denver, Mecklenburg County, Iredell County, Gaston County, Cabarrus County, and the Lake Norman area. Attorney Christopher Adkins is a former Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) police officer who has made hundreds of arrests specifically involving possession of marijuana and has issued several hundred citations specifically for possession of marijuana. Attorney Christopher Adkins knows exactly how law enforcement officers build their cases against you and exactly how to best defend you.