Drug Charges Lawyer in Aiken

Let attorney Michael D. McMullen take care of any drug related charges and crimes to ensure they are handled effectively and properly.

Aiken Drug Charges: Understanding the Risks and Your Rights

Drug crimes in the state of South Carolina can have really serious consequences. A guilty conviction from a drug charge, can lead to thousands of dollars in fines and months or years spent in jail. Additionally, the government could seize your possessions. After you are released from jail, it can be hard to find a job or work in your chosen profession once again. Sadly, the conviction might harm your personal connections too.

Criminal cases including illegal drugs can be complicated. Understanding the charges against you can be complicated. You might think there’s nothing you can do since the proof seems large. However, do not be so certain. Contact Michael D. McMullen today to see what can be done.

Types of Drug Charges

Depending upon the quantity of drugs taken and the prior background of an accused, charges might vary. Drug offenses commonly fall into 3 main groups:

Simple Drug Possession
Being in possession of an amount of a substance listed in among the Schedules I-V without a valid prescription is a criminal offense in the State of South Carolina. These crimes can range in jail sentence length from a possible thirty days for a first offense possession of 28 grams (1 ounce) or less of marijuana up to 10 years for a 3rd violation possession of less than 1 gram of cocaine. These offenses can bring varying penalties and may remain on a person’s criminal record forever if convicted depending upon the type of offense.

Manufacturing, Distribution, & Possession with Intent to Distribute
Manufacturing, distributing, or possessing drugs with an intent to distribute can carry greater penalties than just possessing drugs. An inference might arise that an individual intends to distribute drugs by the amount of drugs taken alone, without any other proof that an individual plans to sell the drugs. This inference can cause harsher penalties for a person that was merely having drugs with no intention of ever distributing those drugs. Manufacturing, distributing, or possessing with the intent to distribute drugs can bring substantial prison sentences and substantial fines.

Trafficking
Based upon the quantity of drugs that are seized, a person may be charged with trafficking drugs. A charge for trafficking drugs commonly brings significant prison time, which may include mandatory minimal jail sentences if convicted. A conviction for trafficking drugs may constitute a strike and can lead to life imprisonment in certain situations.

If you have already been charged or are under investigation for a drug crime, get in touch with the McMullen Law Firm today to discuss your drug arrest defense.

Aiken, South Carolina

Aiken is a pictursque home today and originally a well known winter home for wealthy people from the Northeastern states. It is home to horse training, polo, and the University of South Carolina Aiken. Two of the areas largest employers are the Department of Energy, Savannah River Site, which brings many residents in from other parts of the county, and CB&I AREVA MOX Services.

Aiken Drug Charges

Drug Charges Representation

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

Aiken
Camden
Columbia
Lexington
Orangeburg
Newberry
Sumter

 

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