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Criminal charges on a family member. First time & need advice?

Flushing, NY |

Hi my dad has a $35,000 bond with possession of drug paraphernalia , trafficking marijuana, & maintain place controlled substance in North Carolina . I found him through inmate search and there is not any info on court dates. How can I get court date info? I also wanted to know the most amount of prison time a person with these charges could get ? What would be the right way to go about his case being that I never experienced anything like this before ? I live in Ny !

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  1. Go to the courthouse for the case information, unless it appears online from the court. For sentence and potential sentencing information, you need to contact a NC attorney, or his attorney, or most directly, your dad.

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  2. Re-post your question on the Avvo NC page if that is where the case is. Call the court for information.

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  3. The institution where he is being held will know his next court date.

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