Fayetteville, NC, Drug Charges Attorney

North Carolina Is Tough on Drugs

The state of North Carolina has taken a hard stance on illegal drugs and illegal use of prescription drugs. Many drug charges now carry a mandatory minimum jail sentence. A drug conviction can also carry statutory fines. Even a minor drug offense can stay on your criminal record and affect your ability to get a job, get a promotion, get a scholarship, rent an apartment or own and use a hunting rifle.

My name is Gregory Byrd, and I am a criminal defense lawyer. From my Fayetteville law office, I represent local residents and Fort Bragg military personnel charged with drug offenses in Cumberland County.

If you have a felony or misdemeanor drug charge that could change your life forever, you need serious criminal defense. Let's give them the Byrd!

Defense of Felony or Misdemeanor Drug Charges

Like most areas of the country, Cumberland County has a fair share of illegal drug use, including cocaine, marijuana, meth, Ecstasy, heroin and OxyContin. I have represented individuals charged with the following crimes:

  • Misdemeanor possession
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Felony possession
  • Possession with intent to sell, selling drugs
  • Maintain a car or dwelling for illegal purposes
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Drug trafficking

The outcome of your case will depend upon the facts of your case. Every case is different.

A Successful Result Is Always the Goal

As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, I have seen most types of drug cases from the very minor possession to the very serious felony trafficking charge. Every case is different, and past success is not a promise of future success. My experience tells me that when it comes to drug charges, most individuals want the following (in descending order):

  • Charges dropped or dismissed
  • Charges reduced
  • Charges tried but acquitted
  • No charges on a permanent criminal record (an expungement)
  • No jail time
  • Jail time reduced or limited

Many drug charges are resolved by some type of plea agreement.

Byrd Is the Word for Drug Charge Defense — Call 800-793-1962

If you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony drug crime, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you gain an acquittal, dropped charges or minimum consequences. As your attorney, that is what I will seek to do. Call my Fayetteville law office, or contact me online, and we'll get started on your legal defense.