Heroin Attorney in Wilmington
Charged with a Heroin-Related Crime? Call (910) 595-1377
Heroin, also known by common names such as horse, smack, or simply “H,”
is a Schedule I controlled substance that is illegal to possess, use,
or sell in the state of North Carolina. As one of the most highly addictive
and dangerous narcotic substances around, even simple possession of heroin
is considered a felony and can carry major penalties upon conviction.
If you have been charged with any sort of heroin-related crime, contact
James Rutherford, Attorney at Law at once. As a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law with more than a decade
of legal experience, our founding
Wilmington Drug Crime Attorney James Rutherford can provide the hard-hitting defense you need to contest
the prosecution’s claims and protect your future.
Why trust our firm to handle your case? Consider the following:
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Do not take any chances with your future.
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North Carolina Heroin Laws
Heroin and other highly-addictive narcotic drugs are illegal under both
federal and state laws. While many states offer drug diversion programs
which offer heroin crime defendants treatment rather than prison, this
option is not available in North Carolina. Simple possession of heroin
is charged in the state as a Class I felony, carrying anywhere from 3
to 12 months in jail upon conviction.
Penalties may increase if a defendant is accused of selling heroin, especially
if it is to a person under 16, a pregnant woman, or within 300 feet of
a school. Individuals who are found to be distributing 4 grams or more
of heroin may be charged with drug trafficking, increasing these penalties
even further. At maximum, if found with more than 28 grams of heroin,
a person can face Class C felony charges and up to 279 months in prison
and $500,000 in fines.
We Are Ready to Stand By Your Side
When facing drug crime charges as serious as heroin possession, distribution,
or trafficking, you cannot afford to leave your case in the hands of a
less experienced legal team. At
James Rutherford, Attorney at Law, our
Wilmington criminal defense attorneys understand the various strategies necessary to guard your freedom and
minimize the penalties you face. Depending on the circumstances, our firm
may be able to prevent the prosecution from submitting evidence or can
help you pursue a reduction or dismissal of your charges before trial
Complete an online form today to schedule a free case evaluation.