Drug Crimes Defense

Drug Crime Punishments Are Tough. We Are Tougher. 

With more than 35 years of experience handling federal drug cases as both prosecutor and defense attorney, David B. Smith understands the consequences of a conviction on a federal drug charge. Fines are steep, sentences are lengthy and property forfeiture is common. Attorney Smith, founder of David B. Smith, Attorney at Law, uses his significant experience with these cases to develop strong defenses that seek positive outcomes for our clients.

Our law firm defends clients against federal drug crimes such as:

  • Trafficking
  • Conspiracy
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Maintaining a drug house

The penalties for conviction of these offenses vary according to the type of drug and amount involved. The drugs that carry the most severe federal consequences are Schedule I and Schedule II drugs that include heroin, LSD, marijuana, cocaine, opium, methadone and methamphetamine.

Federal judges have little leeway in sentencing because of mandatory minimum sentencing laws. Therefore, it is important to analyze evidence critically to identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. As a former federal prosecutor, our lawyer is well equipped to conduct this type of evaluation.

State Drug Crime Defense

Like federal drug crimes, many state drug crimes in North Carolina carry a mandatory minimum sentence upon conviction. Other state sentences are less severe than the federal equivalent. Whatever the potential penalties, individuals charged with state drug crimes need a knowledgeable and aggressive defense that seeks the most favorable outcome possible in the circumstances.

Our law firm defends clients facing state drug charges involving Schedule I and Schedule II drugs and other controlled substances such as prescription drugs, ecstasy, date rape drugs and crack. We also defend clients against charges of possessing drug paraphernalia.

Level The Playing Field, Contact Our Firm Today

If you have been charged with any state or federal drug crime, or are facing civil or criminal forfeiture, contact our Greensboro office or call 336-574-2533. Learn about your options from a former prosecutor and start protecting your rights today.

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