Has NC legalized Marijuana?

With changing ideas and views towards marijuana usage and possession, it can be extremely confusing knowing what the law is in North Carolina. Is marijuana possession still illegal in North Carolina? The short answer is yes, possession is still a crime, and you can be charged in criminal court. 

What are the consequences of possessing marijuana? That depends on the amount. If you are charged with possession, and have less than .5 ounces of marijuana, it will be a Class III misdemeanor, and may carry a maximum of 30 days in jail. If you are charged with possessing .5-1.5 ounces, it is a Class I misdemeanor, with a maximum sentence of 45 days and fines up to $1,000. If you are charged with more than 1.5 ounces, you could be charged with a felony. Felonies are treated much more severely than misdemeanors, and carry harsher punishments.

So what do you do? 

The first thing that you must do is contact a criminal defense attorney. This will be your best bet in making sure that you protect yourself, and your rights. You need attorneys that have experience and will fight for you. If you have any questions, please call the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC., in Cary, NC.

Attorney Kristi Haddock and Wiley Nickel are engaging, hard-working lawyers who will represent your interests, and try to obtain the best possible outcome for you. You can call the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC. at (919)-585-1486 for a FREE consultation, or email Kristi Haddock and Wiley Nickel at kristi@wileynickel.com or wiley@wileynickel.com


Wiley Nickel

Wiley Nickel lives and works in Cary, North Carolina. In 1998, he graduated from Tulane University with a major in Political Science and a minor in History. After college Wiley went to work for Al Gore and travelled with the Vice President as part of his national advance staff. Following the Gore campaign he earned his law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2005. While in law school Wiley worked as a law clerk in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office where he gained valuable criminal trial experience before taking and passing the California bar exam. His first job out of law school was for the Merced County District Attorney’s Office where he worked as a Deputy District Attorney with a focus on prosecuting DWI offenders. Wiley later joined the Law Offices of Joseph Uremovic where he focused on civil litigation and family law. When the opportunity came to join the Obama campaign in 2008 Wiley jumped at the chance. He spent three years travelling with President Obama as a member of his national advance team. In 2011 Wiley left his work for the White House to return to the practice of law. Wiley devotes the majority of his practice to the areas of criminal law, family law, traffic tickets and DMV issues. The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel was started with the goal of providing the best representation possible for all of his clients. Experienced, Compassionate, Aggressive Criminal Defense While defense attorney Wiley Nickel works as the primary attorney for all of his cases, he does have an associate attorney, a team of investigators, forensic consultants, and support staff to call on to help achieve the best possible result in every case. He limits his case load so that he can focus on providing the best possible legal defense to all of his clients. Every case is a top priority and the goal is to have your case dismissed with a focus on being able to expunge your charges at the end of the process. When he is not working, Wiley is an avid family man, distance runner and golfer. He loves North Carolina college sports and is hoping this is the year for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Wiley is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and California.