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Drug Crimes

Drug Crime Penalties

If you are an immigrant facing charges for a drug crime, retaining an attorney to aggressively defend your rights is vital.  Attorney Carnell Johnson, as a Charlotte defense attorney will fight to protect your rights against the serious consequences of being convicted of a crime such as possession of crack, cocaine or heroin, or cultivation of marijuana.

Drug charges are zealously prosecuted by law enforcement at all levels, from local courts to federal prosecutors, as nobody in the legal system wants to appear soft on crime. It is often extremely difficult to defend against charges of this nature, and it is advisable to begin work on the case as early as possible. If you were arrested in possession of drugs, the best approach may be to challenge the prosecutor’s evidence, such as by casting doubt on the question of whether you knew you had the drugs in your vehicle. It may also be possible to demonstrate that the investigators or police officers made procedural mistakes in the arrest which would render the evidence inadmissible in court.

Federal law lists drug related offenses as being grounds for deportation of a green card holder, as well as making it impossible to obtain an immigration visa or to gain the benefits of citizenship/naturalization. Most criminal defense lawyers have not invested the amount of time and energy I have to learn how to effectively defend someone in your position. I urge you to contact me today for a consultation and to learn more about how I can help you.

Criminal Defense for Immigrants in Charlotte

The penalties for a drug crime conviction can be harsh, including jail time, steep fines and mandatory drug counseling. The effect of conviction on immigration status can mean that you will be separated from your family and you may never be able to regain entry to this country. I have extensive experience representing clients on all types of drug crimes, including possession, trafficking, importation and sales. I speak English and Spanish, and serve immigrants throughout Mecklenburg County & Union County.
Contact a Charlotte drug crime lawyer without delay, as the charges you face could easily lead to you being deported from

Success Stories

“Carnell was patient and efficient. He made me feel like he cared, and most importantly, got the job done!”

- J.D.
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“I endorse this lawyer’s work. Anytime I get a call of one needing representation or if a client has a DUI/DWI issue, I refer them to Carnell. He’s thorough, precise, knowledgeable and touch. I encourage you to call him for a consultation.”

- G.H.
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“Carnell is a fine attorney who is very diligent in handling cases for his client. I highly recommend him.”

- E.M.
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