WHAT WE DODefending people accused of drug crimes

Crimes involving drugs are taken very seriously in North Carolina, and they carry some of the most serious penalties allowed under law. If you are charged with a drug crime, and your lawyer doesn't take your case seriously, you could end up in jail!

The strength of the government’s case against you will rely less on the physical evidence involved, and more on the decisions of the police and investigators involved. Whether or not police had the right to stop and search your car, enter your home, or seize property will determine what evidence is allowed at trial, and whether or not the charges against you should be dropped. Drug charges against you can be dismissed or reduced if the officer did not have a valid reason to stop you, the officer did not have a valid reason to search you, your home, or your vehicle, your consent to search was not voluntary, or the officer cannot prove that you were in possession of drugs. Drug crimes include distribution, possession, possession of paraphernalia, manufacturing, sales, trafficking, and possession with intent to distribute.

At The Law Offices of Ronald J. Shook, we interview witnesses, review police videotape footage, and all of the other evidence against you. We are prepared to fight the charges against you by identifying police misconduct, and other constitutional errors that may have been made before or during your arrest.

Experience handling all kinds of drug charges

Attorney Ron Shook has been defending clients accused of drug offenses for years. Along with drug possession, Mr. Shook defends those facing state and federal charges involving:

  • Possession with intent to sell or deliver
  • Manufacture or cultivation of controlled substances
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Marijuana, Cocaine, Ecstasy, Heroin
  • Synthetic drugs, such as synthetic marijuana, commonly referred to as “K2” or “Spice” and synthetic cathinones, commonly referred to as “bath salts” and other drugs containing alpha-PVP

Plead guilty to a drug charge? You could be eligible for an expunction

Under North Carolina law, there are a number of scenarios where an individual who pleads guilty to a drug charge may be able to get his or her case dismissed and then expunged (or sealed from public record).

Such instances include: Those who have had no prior drug or felony convictions and agree to undergo drug education after they have been found guilty of certain controlled substance misdemeanors, possession of drug paraphernalia or a drug possession felony.

Your future is at stake. Contact us for assistance today.

Call 704-671-2390 or email our Gastonia office to schedule a consultation to discuss your arrest or drug charges.

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The Law Offices of
Ronald J. Shook

121 E. Main Ave, Gastonia NC 28052

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Attorney Ronald J. Shook provides clients at our firm with strong, competent representation based on hard work, determination, and a desire to do the right thing.

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