Controlled substance offenses include any crime involving the possession, sale, and transport of illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia. In the state of North Carolina, being found guilty of a controlled substance offense can result in severe consequences, including jail time, the payment of fines, probation, or community service. Offenders may also be required to attend substance abuse classes, and could have other privileges rescinded, such as driving privileges.
At the Law Office of Kelli Y. Allen, PLLC, it is our firm’s mission to help people who have been accused of crimes avoid charges and return to their life. We understand that arrests can have greater consequences than the legal implications. Our team is prepared to resolve this situation and protect your rights.
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What is a Controlled Substance?
The term “controlled substances” refers to drugs that are regulated under North Carolina law. These regulations govern the possession, sale, and delivery of these substances. The definition of controlled substances includes recreational drugs such as heroin, LSD, amphetamines, and marijuana, as well as some prescription and over-the-counter drugs when used in an abusive way.
Controlled Substance Classification
Each controlled substance is divided into six schedules. Schedule I controlled substances are considered the most dangerous, and include highly addictive drugs that are considered to have no medical merit, such as heroin and ecstasy. Potential for abuse, addition, and danger decreases throughout Schedules II through VI with Schedule VI offenses being deemed the least serious. Schedule II drugs include cocaine, morphine, and methadone. As the “Schedule” number increases, more drugs with medicinal properties appear although these drugs can still be addictive and dangerous: An example of a Schedule III drug is ketamine, examples of Schedule IV drugs are Valium and Xanax, and examples of Schedule V drugs include codeine and codeine-based cough medicines that are available over-the-counter. Drugs that are labelled as Schedule VI controlled substances in the state of North Carolina include marijuana and cannabis products. Depending upon the amount and the classification, controlled substance offenses can be misdemeanors or felonies.
How the Law Office of Kelli Y. Allen, PLLC Can Help You
There are many nuances when defending against any drug offense and penalties for conviction can be quite severe. For anyone who is not a U.S. citizen, even an arrest for a drug offense can create immigration issues. Anyone facing a controlled substance offense needs comprehensive, effective representation.
The Law Office of Kelli Y. Allen, PLLC can assist with any controlled substance offense including:
- Possession of any Schedule I through Schedule VI drug
- Possession of drug paraphernalia (PDP)
- Possession with intent to sell or deliver (PWISD)
- Sale or delivery of a controlled substance
- Manufacture of a controlled substance
- Creating a counterfeit controlled substance
- Sale or delivery of a counterfeit controlled substance
- Drug trafficking offenses
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The Law Office of Kelli Y. Allen, PLLC can help you navigate a drug crime arrest. We will work with you so our legal strategy fits your specific needs, and will communicate directly with you throughout the progression of your case. Contact us for an initial consultation with our legal team to learn how we can assist with your case.
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