Effective Defense For Drug Possession Charges
Some states have legalized marijuana or relaxed their laws. But in South Carolina, narcotics possession or drug possession of any kind is still vigorously prosecuted. If you are accused of buying, possessing, sharing or selling drugs, it is very important to seek legal advice right away. The penalties for drug possession can include jail time, fines and probation, and a drug conviction on your record can cause serious problems in your life.
The Greenville law firm of Ryan Beasley Law provides experienced criminal defense representation for these very serious allegations. We have handled the full spectrum of drug crimes, defending clients in both state and federal courts in the Upstate region.
We can help, no matter what the charges are.
Call us immediately if you have been arrested or investigated, at (864) 679-7777 to protect your rights.
Any Drug, Any Amount Is Serious
We have helped clients manage every drug possession scenario, including:
- Possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia
- Possession of cocaine, heroin, meth or other controlled substances
- Unlawful possession of prescription drugs
- Possession charges stemming from traffic stops on I-85
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Federal drug charges
FAQ About Drug Possession
Q: Will I go to jail for drug possession in South Carolina?
A: It is certainly possible to receive jail time for drug possession, but it depends on the details of your case. If you were caught with a small amount of marijuana, you may only receive a fine – though you may also receive up to 30 days in jail. If you are caught in possession of more serious narcotics, or a substantial amount of a drug, you will likely be facing thousands of dollars in fines and years of imprisonment, even if it is your first offense.
Q: What is a “possession with intent” charge in South Carolina?
A: “Possession with intent” is a step above drug possession, but not as serious as drug trafficking. Police will often charge people with possession with intent based strictly on the amount of drugs they possess, essentially charging people as drug dealers with little to no other evidence. This charge carries higher penalties, giving the government more leverage in its pursuit of a conviction.
We Have A Track Record Of Positive Results In Drug Crime Defense
As defense lawyers, we have cultivated strong relationships with prosecutors, which can be a tremendous advantage in these situations. By intervening promptly, we have sometimes convinced the prosecutor to decline charges or file it as a lesser offense. We can defend you on the merits of the case. Was there a probable cause for the traffic stop? Were your Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure violated? Does the evidence tie the drugs to you or did the police simply charge everybody?
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