Drug Charge Lawyer
Are you or a loved one presently facing state or federal drug charges in Charleston? South Carolina drug charges carry extremely severe penalties. Fines and jail time vary greatly depending on the substance in question, the amount of the substance in question and other factors such as prior criminal history. If you are currently facing any drug charges in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Folly Beach or North Charleston, it is essential that you contact a Charleston drug charge lawyer immediately to discuss your legal options.
Possession with Intent to Distribute (PWID)
In South Carolina, Possession with Intent to Distribute (PWID) a particular drug is based not only on the amount of a particular drug a person is allegedly caught with. PWID can be charged if law enforcement determines from a totality of the circumstances that the intent to distribute is present. In many cases, law enforcement makes this determination based on the presence of baggies, scales, ledgers, or other paraphernalia indicating that the drugs were meant for sale or distribution. In South Carolina, drug trafficking charges are issued based on the weight of the particular drug – possession of greater than ten grams of cocaine or cocaine base, four grams of heroin, or ten pounds of marijuana is considered trafficking under South Carolina law. Trafficking and distribution offenses likewise carry heavy penalties, including mandatory minimum prison sentences of 25 years on some trafficking charges. Additionally, many trafficking and distribution charges are classified as violent crimes and are nonparoleable offenses.
Contact a Charleston Drug Crime Lawyer
Charleston criminal defense lawyer John W. Molony is ready to review your case including potential issues with the arrest, search or probable cause. When you retain John W. Molony Law Firm, LLC, expect to have an attorney who fights for you, answers your phone calls and devotes the time and personal attention that your case requires. Request a free consultation with Charleston criminal defense attorney John W. Molony for a thorough analysis of your case and your legal options. Conveniently located on James Island, John W. Molony Law Firm, LLC defends the rights of clients facing drug charges, including the following:
- Drug Distribution Charges
- Simple Possession
- Possession With Intent To Distribute (PWID)
- Possession With Intent To Distribute Within The Proximity Of A School
- Drug Manufacturing Crimes
- Drug Trafficking Crimes
- Drug Paraphernalia Crimes
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