Greenville Drug Crime Defense Attorney
The Law Office of Matthew J. Davenport, P.A. works with college students and other individuals that are facing drug charges or drug arrests. Contact Matthew J. Davenport for a free initial consultation.
Attorney Matthew J. Davenport is experienced in working with people that are being charged with drug crimes such as possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell, trafficking, and prescription drug fraud. Some of the common drug arrests involve the following drugs:
- Crystal meth
- Prescription drugs - painkillers
Drug charges may involve a situation where you are stopped by the police and drugs are found in your automobile, where the police responding to a noise violation at your residence proceed to find drugs in your apartment, house, or dorm room.
I have represented college students and individuals in all these situations. I also work with people on expungements, a process that will remove drug charges from your criminal record if the case is dismissed.
I understand that facing a judge and going to court is often very stressful. I will be with you at every stage from the initial appearance to resolution of the case. I was a prosecutor in Pitt County for four years and have experience working with the judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officials in the area. I take the time to explain the charges that are being brought against you, explain what is going to happen to you next, and work on a plan for how to best work through the situation.
Contact Matthew J. Davenport our initial consultation is free of charge.
Drug Paraphernalia Defense Attorney in Greenville, NC
It has become increasingly common for drug possession and DWI defendants to face additional charges since the North Carolina legislature criminalized possession of such drug paraphernalia as bongs, rolling papers, marijuana pipes, roach clips, and other items associated with the use of marijuana.
If you have been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia of any kind, contact a defense attorney who knows how to attack the allegations while working to resolve your exposure to punishment on any related offenses. Call Matt Davenport for a free initial consultation in Greenville.
North Carolina drug paraphernalia charges are fair game for negotiation
It's rare for someone to be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia as a freestanding criminal complaint. Instead, this offense is often tacked on to such charges as marijuana possession, DWI or provisional DWI, minor in possession of alcohol, traffic violations or other crimes characteristic of student life in a college town.
From the prosecutor's standpoint, multiple charges are thought to increase the chances of a guilty plea on one or more substantial charges, with the drug paraphernalia count subject to dismissal during the plea negotiations.
We protect our clients from the risk of unnecessary guilty pleas
At the Law Office of Matt Davenport, we prefer to attack the charge. Bongs and pipes and papers often turn up during searches based on insufficient probable cause, lack of a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, or unauthorized entry into an apartment or dorm room.
Before we'll consider negotiating your criminal case to a guilty plea, we first explore the possibility of making the case go away by asserting your constitutional right to freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. At the same time, our experience with the local criminal justice system can help spot the community drug diversion and education programs that can give you an alternative route toward dismissal of the case against you.
For dependable advice and energetic representation on any marijuana or drug paraphernalia charge, contact Greenville criminal defense lawyer Matt Davenport for a free consultation.