Drug Charges and Trafficking

North Carolina and South Carolina

Drug Charges

Being charged with a serious drug offense such as transportation for sale, manufacture of a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute, or conspiracy can result not only in lengthy prison sentences, but also other consequences such as the loss of various benefits, the loss of employment, and other things that can change your life forever. The defense team at The Snow Legal has decades of experience in fighting charge in Federal and State Court and is ready to fight for you.
Federal Drug Crimes

Facing Federal Charges:
The Snow Legal Group is well versed in the Federal arena in North Carolina and South Carolina. Facing criminal charges is a scary process and one of the most intimidating and complex criminal charge arises on a Federal level. Once charged with a federal crime it is understood that the government virtually has no restriction on the funding and resources made available for investigations, indictment and charges. If you are contacted by the federal government or if you learn that you are possibly under investigation by a federal agency, it is very likely that you will be charged. Active or potential federal charges require a federal criminal defense attorney.

Federal Drug Crimes
The Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act (CDAPCA) was enacted by Congress in 1970. Commonly known as the “The War on Drugs”. The War on Drugs has resulted in an increase in incarceration and a more difficult fight for the accused. If you are charged with a federal drug crime with the enactment of the CDAPCA you may be faced with a lengthy mandatory minimum sentence. The Snow Legal Group can and will provide you with strong legal representation so you can try to minimize your exposure and consequence. When dealing with matters on the federal level, it is important that you find an experienced criminal attorney to help you navigate and understand your options. Federal drug laws establish different categories of controlled substances and those categories outline penalties for distribution, manufacture and possession of illegal controlled substances. The categories and penalties are regulated and/or prohibited by the federal government. Title 21, Chapter 13, sub chapter 1 or the United States Criminal Code specifically identifies the regulation of narcotics and imposed penalties for unlawful drug trafficking. Narcotics are subject to federal regulation and the government divides the various narcotics into categories called “schedules” which are listed as Schedules I – V respectfully.

Penalties: Federal Drug Crime
Penalties are set forth in 21 U.S.C. Sections 841-865.

Under federal law, the prosecutor or solicitor does not have to prove that you sold drugs in order to charge you with “intent” to distribute. Depending upon the volume of controlled substance in your possession or under your control, inclusive of evidence that is seized or recovered by the government may easily provide a path for a federal intend to distribute charge. Seizure of materials and things by the government is not only limited to drugs or mixture of substance but is inclusive of other evidence such as a wiretap, recorded conversations, cell phone pings, large amounts of cash and/or packing/weighing materials. When facing serious criminal charges in North Carolina or South Carolina federal court, all decisions you make to defend your rights are very important. The Snow Legal Group understands how to practice in federal court and will give you substantial information to help you begin making your decision to hire a lawyer. Hiring an attorney can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case.