Although Colorado and a handful of other states have legalized marijuana for recreational use and medical use, weed is still not legal federally or in North Carolina. You can be charged and convicted with a misdemeanor or felony in North Carolina for selling, possessing, or using pot.
If this is your first charge, you may be eligible for the 90-96 program, which allows you to take a prescribed set of classes in order to have the charged dismissed. You must pay for the classes, pay court costs, and attend every class to earn a dismissal. If you fail to complete the requirements, you may have to plead guilty to the charge.
Misdemeanor marijuana charges are often paired with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Bongs, pipes, and other objects used to introduce illegal substances into the human body are considered drug paraphernalia. Successful completion of the 90-96 program will also allow dismissal of this charge for first offenders.
If you have been charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana or possession of drug paraphernalia, contact the experienced drug attorneys at Guirguis Law at (919) 832-0500 for a free consultation. We will explain your options and work with you to determine whether the 90-96 program is appropriate for you. If you want to fight your charge, we will analyze the facts and make a recommendation on whether we believe you may or may not be successful in trial.
We can also be reached at email@example.com. We also handle felony drug in state and federal court. For more information, contact us at (919) 832-0500 to set up a consultation.