Drug trafficking conspiracy charges may land you in either state or federal court, or both. A conviction for drug trafficking, or conspiracy to traffic narcotics, will trigger mandatory minimum sentences at both the federal and state level. If you are convicted, you will spend time in prison.

You need an experienced, aggressive defense lawyer on your side if you have been charged with participating in a conspiracy to traffic drugs. At Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, our Wilmington defense lawyers are admitted to both the state and federal courts in North Carolina. We know the process, the law and how to fight for your freedom. Call 919-838-6643 today for a free consultation or contact our office online.

State Or Federal Conspiracy Charges

Drug offenses that involve more than one person can be charged as a conspiracy. Whether or not you participated in the actual trafficking of illegal narcotics, you may be charged with conspiracy to traffic. A conspiracy offense is punishable at the same level as the actual offense.

In addition to facing conspiracy drug trafficking charges, you may be held responsible for any of the illegal acts of your co-conspirators arising out of the conspiracy, such as auto theft, burglary or even murder.

Penalties For Drug Trafficking Conspiracies In North Carolina

The penalties for state or federal charges involving a conspiracy to traffic drugs are severe. Depending on the quantity of drug you were found with, you will face the following penalties if convicted of conspiracy to traffic:

  • Marijuana: 25 to 219 months
  • Cocaine: 35 to 219 months
  • Heroin or opium:70 to 279 months
  • Oxycodone: 70 to 279 months
  • Methadone: 35 to 219 months

There are also substantial fines that go along with a conspiracy to traffic conviction; these fines increase with the amount of drugs you are accused of conspiring to traffic.

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A conspiracy to traffic drugs is just as serious as the actual drug trafficking offense. At Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, our founding attorney served as an Assistant District Attorney in New Hanover County, Johnston County and Wake County; we have tried state drug cases and federal drug cases. We have the experience to help you fight for the best possible outcome in your case. Call now for a free consultation or contact our law firm online.