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Drug Offense in Summerville

Summerville Drug Crimes Defense Attorney

Apart from heavy fines, penalties and potential jail time, if convicted of a drug crime your entire future will likely be negatively affected, and that’s what you want to avoid.

A conviction could affect your current and future employment opportunities, ability to find housing, child custody or visitation, education and scholarship opportunities, and so much more.

Last but not least, if you think all hope is lost because you have a public defender or can’t afford a private drug defense attorney we would encourage you to contact us anyway. You never know what’s possible until we discuss the details surrounding your case.

Comprehensive Drug Defense Services

  • Fighting your drug possession charges
  • Fighting your drug PWID charges
  • Fighting your drug trafficking charges
  • Drug paraphernalia tickets
  • Representation at bond hearings
  • Analyzing the evidence of your case for mistakes
  • Developing a defense strategy focused on your goals

Frequently Asked Questions About Drug Crimes

Classification of Drug Crimes in SC

Many drug charges in South Carolina are felonies, but not all of them. Generally, simple possession charges are misdemeanors while more serious charges, including possession with intent to distribute and trafficking, are felonies.

Reducing Drug Trafficking Charges

A drug trafficking charge is the most serious type of drug crime in South Carolina, but even it can be dropped or reduced in certain situations. When you are facing a criminal offense in SC the prosecution must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. This means that they must have the evidence to back up your charge.

What if the police officer investigating your case made a mistake? What if the prosecutor themselves made a mistake? There are many things a criminal defense attorney will look for with a keen eye to see if a mistake was made in your case that could get your charge dropped or reduced.

Understanding Drug Crime Classifications

Yes, a drug charge is considered to be a criminal offense. Criminal offenses are either misdemeanors or felonies, and drug crimes are no different.

Handling Paraphernalia Charges in SC

Possession of drug paraphernalia is not a drug charge or even considered to be a criminal offense. Because of this it is not a misdemeanor or a felony. It is a civil offense for which you will receive a ticket. The fine can be stiff though, up to $500.

Legal Representation for Drug Charges

Drug charges are serious and prosecuted as such in South Carolina. If you think you should plead guilty to get this all over with, maybe think again. Drug charges can build on each other if you have a previous conviction for a drug offense. This means you could be facing even harsher fines and jail time than if it were your first offense.

Why Fight Your Drug Charges?

Apart from heavy fines, penalties and potential jail time, if convicted of a drug crime your entire future will likely be negatively affected, and that’s what you want to avoid.

A conviction could affect your current and future employment opportunities, ability to find housing, child custody or visitation, education and scholarship opportunities, and so much more.

Last but not least, if you think all hope is lost because you have a public defender or can’t afford a private drug defense attorney we would encourage you to contact us anyway. You never know what’s possible until we discuss the details surrounding your case.

We Will Help You With:

  • Fighting your drug possession charges
  • Fighting your drug PWID charges
  • Fighting your drug trafficking charges
  • Drug paraphernalia tickets
  • Representation at bond hearings
  • Analyzing the evidence of your case for mistakes
  • Developing a defense strategy focused on your goals

Frequently Asked Questions

Are drug crimes felonies?

Many drug charges in South Carolina are felonies, but not all of them. Generally, simple possession charges are misdemeanors while more serious charges, including possession with intent to distribute and trafficking, are felonies.

Can drug trafficking charges be dropped?

A drug trafficking charge is the most serious type of drug crime in South Carolina, but even it can be dropped or reduced in certain situations. When you are facing a criminal offense in SC the prosecution must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. This means that they must have the evidence to back up your charge.

What if the police officer investigating your case made a mistake? What if the prosecutor themselves made a mistake? There are many things a criminal defense attorney will look for with a keen eye to see if a mistake was made in your case that could get your charge dropped or reduced.

Is a drug crime a criminal offense?

Yes, a drug charge is considered to be a criminal offense. Criminal offenses are either misdemeanors or felonies, and drug crimes are no different.

Is paraphernalia a drug charge?

Possession of drug paraphernalia is not a drug charge or even considered to be a criminal offense. Because of this it is not a misdemeanor or a felony. It is a civil offense for which you will receive a ticket. The fine can be stiff though, up to $500.

Do I need a lawyer to fight a drug charge in SC?

Drug charges are serious and prosecuted as such in South Carolina. If you think you should plead guilty to get this all over with, maybe think again. Drug charges can build on each other if you have a previous conviction for a drug offense. This means you could be facing even harsher fines and jail time than if it were your first offense.

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