Drug Offenses

We handle both misdemeanor and felony drug offense cases in the district and superior courts of Cumberland County, North Carolina. If you have been charged with one of these types of offenses it is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.  Frequently, there are things that should be done immediately in your defense, right after you have been charged with a drug offense which may not be able to be done later and which can improve your outcome.  You do not want to lose any opportunity to make the outcome of your case better.

If you are charged with certain drug offenses, you could face taxes from the North Carolina Department of Revenue as well as potentially outrageous fines.  If the drug offense you are facing triggers these issues you need to be properly advised because the time period to file objections is limited. If your time to file objections has already passed, we can advise you about alternative solutions.

If your drug offense is the result of drug abuse or addiction, we may be able to advise you about drug treatment options and sources of help.  Typically, courts look very favorably upon persons who have sought treatment.


Call us to set up a free initial consultation.  Allow our Fayetteville firm to lay out a criminal defense strategy for your best results.  Your freedom may be on the line, so you need to get it right.  Local Criminal Defense Attorney Ken Burns has over twenty-five (25) years of experience providing criminal defense representation and improving his clients’ outcomes in the Fayetteville and Cumberland County, North Carolina criminal courts.

We use the latest technology to our advantage so that you stay informed about your case and you stay in touch with your attorney. Unlike other firms, with Burns Law you will always know which attorney will be handling your case.  With us, you have a direct line of communication with your attorney at all times during our handling of your case.