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Drug Offenses

Our Raleigh Drug Crime Lawyers Fight For You

Since the 1980s, North Carolina and federal law enforcement’s focus on the manufacturing, possession and trafficking of illegal drugs has increased dramatically, as have the punishments and penalties for drug crimes. More recently, that focus has expanded to include prescription drug fraud and abuse.

Drug cases often seem open-and-shut and punishments are usually severe. To protect your rights, you should obtain legal counsel immediately. Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan has the experience necessary to help you develop a strategy that maximizes the defensibility of a case or mitigate the severity of a punishment in federal and state courts.

Regardless of where your drug case falls in the spectrum, from simple possession to trafficking in state or federal court, our lawyers have nearly a century of combined experience defending the accused at all levels of drug cases.

Investigating Your Case and Suppressing Evidence

Law enforcement uses advanced surveillance tools and sophisticated techniques to investigate drug cases. In their overzealous approach to the continued war on drugs, police officers often overstep their bounds and act in a manner that is unconstitutional. You are entitled to certain legal remedies when police misconduct occurs. For example, if police did not have probable cause or a lawful warrant, the evidence they found may be inadmissible.

A Raleigh drug crime lawyer on our team will investigate the conduct of the narcotics law enforcement officers. Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan partners with experienced independent investigators who work to determine the true facts of the case and often give us the information we need to effectively counter the prosecution’s evidence. We also meticulously analyze law enforcement procedures and actions taken in your case for police missteps that reach the level of an unlawful search, illegal stop, misuse of stop and frisk, or other wrongful conduct. We then work to develop a persuasive motion to suppress the damaging evidence in the case. This thorough approach to evidence suppression compels law enforcement to act lawfully and protects your personal rights and freedoms.

Zealous Advocates for Your Rights

North Carolina and federal laws impose long sentences for felony drug convictions, often amounting to what is virtually a life sentence. As your zealous advocates, our defense team aggressively pursues the best outcome possible to your charges. Primarily, we fight for suppression of crucial evidence. When the facts and legalities make evidence suppression impossible, we might then negotiate for shorter jail time, reduced charges or other means of placing you in a better position that is appropriate to the facts of your case.

Our hard-hitting criminal defense division includes attorneys Joseph Cheshire, Bradley Bannon, Collin Cook, Elliot Abrams, and Keat Wiles. We have a reputation for fighting for justice and a history of winning tough drug cases.

Consult with a Raleigh Drug Crime Lawyer as Soon as Possible

The earlier you retain a qualified lawyer, the better your chances of a successful outcome to your drug offense case. Our Raleigh drug crime attorneys lodge a thorough investigation to gather crucial evidence for motions to suppress whenever possible. This hard-hitting approach can often keep unlawfully obtained damaging evidence out of court. Call Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan at (919) 833-3114 to schedule an appointment.

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See Examples of the Work of Our Raleigh Drug Crime Lawyers

Click to Read More about Motions to Suppress

 

* NOTE: Every case is different, so motions that are appropriate in one case, may not be available in another.


 

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Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan, PLLC 133 Fayetteville Street Suite 500 Raleigh, NC 27601 | Phone: (919) 833-3114 Fax: (919) 832-0739