Free-agent Greg Hardy, who most recently played for the Dallas Cowboys was arrested in Dallas on Monday for felony possession of cocaine. According to the police, Hardy’s vehicle was searched after he was stopped for a traffic violation. Prior to his stint with the Cowboys, Hardy played five years for the Carolina Panthers.
Hardy was charged in Texas, and therefore, he faces a maximum sentence of 2 years. If he had been charged in North Carolina, felony possession of cocaine is a Class I felony, with a minimum sentencing range of probation up to a maximum active sentence of 15 months. In North Carolina, defendants who are convicted of a felony are sentenced according to structured sentencing, whereby judges are able to sentence defendants within certain limits, and a defendant’s sentence is dependent upon the defendant’s prior criminal record as well as the type of felony.
If you are charged with felony possession of cocaine or some other North Carolina crime, you need an experienced North Carolina criminal law attorney. Depending on your prior record and the facts and circumstances of your case, you have a lot of options with respect to how your case is resolved. Please call us today for a free consultation at (336) 725-6559 in our office which is located in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In addition to Forsyth County, we also handle cases in the counties of Davidson, Davie, Guilford, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin.