Drug Charges and Crimes Defense Lawyer

Let attorney Michael D. McMullen take care of any drug crimes and charges to ensure it is handled effectively and properly.

Don’t Face Drug Charges Alone: Get Legal Help in South Carolina

Facing a drug charge in South Carolina can be overwhelming. With complex laws and harsh penalties, navigating the legal system requires experienced guidance.

South Carolina Drug Offenses

  • Commonly Charged: Drug offenses are prevalent, with consequences varying depending on the type and amount of drug involved. Schedules I-V (as outlined in state code) categorize controlled substances.
  • Severity of Charges:  Penalties range from fines and short jail sentences for simple possession to lengthy prison terms for trafficking. Subsequent offenses often lead to harsher punishments.
  • Three Main Categories:
    • Simple Possession: Owning a controlled substance without a prescription falls under this category. Penalties increase with repeat offenses and drug type (e.g., marijuana vs. cocaine).
    • Manufacturing, Distribution, and Possession with Intent: These offenses carry heavier penalties than simple possession. The amount of drugs seized can be used to infer intent to distribute, even without concrete evidence.
    • Trafficking: Based on the drug quantity, trafficking charges come with significant jail time, including mandatory minimums in some cases. Convictions can also be considered a “strike” leading to potential life imprisonment.


  • Schedule I: Heroin, LSD, Ecstasy (MDMA), Methamphetamine, Peyote
  • Schedule II: Cocaine, OxyContin, Vicodin, Fentanyl, Adderall (high dose)
  • Schedule III: Suboxone, Ketamine, Codeine with Tylenol (moderate amount)
  • Schedule IV: Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Tramadol
  • Schedule V: Cough syrups with small amounts of codeine, some anti-diarrheal medications

Don’t Settle Without a Fight

A drug charge doesn’t guarantee guilt. You may be wrongly accused of “constructive possession” for simply being near drugs.  Additionally, an illegal search and seizure might violate your Fourth Amendment rights.

The McMullen Law Firm Can Help

Contact Michael D. McMullen today for a free consultation. Michael can assist with various drug charges, including those involving marijuana, synthetic marijuana, cocaine, MDMA (Ecstasy), crack cocaine, methamphetamine, prescription drugs (Lortab, Oxycontin, etc.), and others listed in Schedules I-V.

Michael understands the complexities of South Carolina drug laws and will fight for your rights.

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Michael represents clients facing drug charges and crimes throughout South Carolina…more specifically in these cites:



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