Charleston Drug Charge Lawyer
If you have been arrested for drug possession in Charleston, call Charleston drug possession lawyer John W. Molony and schedule a free consultation to protect your rights and your record. In South Carolina drug convictions carry extremely serious penalties. Fines and jail time differ greatly depending on the drug in question, the amount of the drug in question and other factors like prior criminal record. If you have been charged with drug possession in Charleston, call drug charge lawyer John W. Molony now and discuss your case legal options free of charge.
When Can You Be Charged With Simple Possession?
When Charleston Police find illegal drugs, you can be charged with drug possession when police show probable cause that you had power or control over the drugs and had actual knowledge of the drugs. Police can prove you had power to control the drugs in one of two ways. Either by proving actual possession or what is called constructive possession. Actual possession is exactly what it sounds like. This is when illegal drugs are found in your actual physical custody. On the other hand, constructive possession requires the State to prove that even though drugs were not in your actual physical custody you had control over the premises in which the drugs were found. For example, police find drugs in a vehicle you are riding in and you are charged with drug possession.
Possession with Intent to Distribute (PWID) & Trafficking
In South Carolina, the charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute (PWID) is not only based on the amount of the drug a person is caught with. PWID can be charged if police determine that the intent to distribute is present. So what does that mean? In many cases, law enforcement makes this determination based on the presence of baggies, scales or other items indicating that drugs were meant for sale. In South Carolina, drug trafficking charges are based on the weight of the 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 also carry heavy penalties, including mandatory prison sentences of 25 years.
Looking For A Drug Crime Lawyer In Other Charleston Areas?
John W. Molony Law Firm, LLC defends clients arrested for drug possession in all Charleston areas. Have you been charged with drug possession in Folly Beach or Goose Creek? Have you been arrested for a drug crime in Isle of Palms or Mount Pleasant? Call Charleston drug crime lawyer John W. Molony now and discuss your case free of charge.
Contact A Charleston Drug Crime Lawyer
If you have been charged with drug possession in Charleston, call Charleston drug possession lawyer John W. Molony now and request a consultation to discuss your case free of charge! Criminal defense attorney John W. Molony will fight for you, listen to you and always answer your phone calls. John W. Molony Law Firm, LLC is conveniently located in James Island and defends clients arrested for drug possession in Charleston.
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