Drug Charges Lawyer in Newberry

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

Newberry Drug Charges: Understanding the Risks and Your Rights

Drug crimes in the state of South Carolina can have extremely major 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 belongings. After you are released from prison, it can be hard to find a job or work in your chosen occupation once more. However, the sentence might harm your personal relationships also.

Criminal cases entailing illegal drugs can be made complex. Understanding the charges against you can be complex. You might believe there’s nothing you can do because the evidence appears overwhelming. However, do not be so sure. Call Michael D. McMullen today to see what can be done.

Types of Drug Charges

Depending on the amount of drugs taken and the prior history of an accused, charges may differ. Drug offenses commonly fall into three main categories:

Simple Drug Possession
Being in possession of a quantity of a substance listed in among the Schedules I-V without a valid prescription is a crime in the State of South Carolina. These crimes can vary in jail sentence length from a potential 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 fines and can stay on an individual’s criminal record forever if convicted depending on the sort of offense.

Manufacturing, Distribution, & Possession with Intent to Distribute
Manufacturing, distributing, or possessing drugs with an intent to distribute can bring greater penalties than just possessing drugs. An inference might occur that a person plans to distribute drugs by the quantity of drugs confiscated alone, with no other proof that a person plans to sell the drugs. This inference can result in harsher penalties for an individual that was just having drugs without intention of ever distributing those drugs. Manufacturing, distributing, or possessing with the intent to distribute drugs can carry considerable jail sentences and substantial fines.

Trafficking
Based upon the amount of drugs that are confiscated, a person might be charged with trafficking drugs. A charge for trafficking drugs often carries substantial prison time, which might consist of mandatory minimal jail sentences if convicted. A conviction for trafficking drugs may constitute a strike and can cause life imprisonment in certain scenarios.

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

Newberry, South Carolina

The town of Newberry is rich in history and is truly a cultural and historic treasure in South Carolina. There are multiple blocks in the downtown are where each building is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has a rich history as a cotton farming and cotton market. If someone is looking for a small town surrounded by history and a college, Newberry is the place to go.

Newberry 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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