Drug Charges


Raleigh Drug Defense Attorney

Drug Charges: Possession, Possession With Intent to Sell/Distribute, Distribution

The attorneys of Chetson Hiltzheimer are experienced Raleigh drug defense attorneys with experience litigating complex drug cases at trial, and can advise you about your rights and options regarding your narcotics charge. He will fight for your rights at every step of the way, and work tirelessly to achieve the outcome you are seeking.

Whether you are charged with simple possession of marijuana or other drug, or felony distribution of cocaine, heroin, or other narcotic to an undercover officer, our attorneys have the experience and skill to advocate effectively on your behalf. Call today for a free phone or office consultation at (919) 727-9227.

First Time Drug-Offenders: N.C.G.S. 90-96

First-time drug offenders may be eligible for a “conditional discharge” of a North Carolina drug charge, which allows a defendant to enter into a plea agreement without incurring a criminal conviction, if he or she successfully completes probation.  In short, any individual with no prior felony convictions and no prior drug or paraphernalia convictions of any kind may plead guilty (or be convicted at trial) of any misdemeanor or felony drug possession charge under N.C.G.S. 90-95(a)(3), and be placed on probation without judgment being entered by the judge.  If the defendant successfully completes probation, the court will dismiss the charge and the case will not result in a criminal conviction.  If the defendant violates probation or otherwise fails to complete it successfully, on the other hand, a judgment may be entered and a criminal conviction will result.

Further, any defendant under the age of 22 may apply for an expunction of a charge dismissed under the first-time offenders program, by filing to have the case expunged under N.C.G.S. 15A-145.2(a).

Contact an experienced Raleigh drug offense attorney from Chetson Hiltzheimer to assist with your drug case today.