Drug Charges Lawyer in Orangeburg

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

Orangeburg Drug Charges: Understanding the Risks and Your Rights

Drug crimes in the state of South Carolina can have very serious consequences. A guilty conviction of a drug charge, can lead to thousands of dollars in fines and months or years spent behind bars. On top of that, the government could seize your belongings. After you are released from prison, it can be challenging to find a job or work in your selected career again. Regrettably, the conviction might harm your personal connections also.

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

Types of Drug Charges

Relying on the quantity of drugs taken and the previous history of an accused, charges might differ. Drug offenses often fall into 3 major groups:

Simple Drug Possession
Being in possession of a quantity of a substance listed in one of 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 differing penalties and can stay on a person’s criminal record permanently 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 bring higher penalties than simply possessing drugs. An inference may arise that an individual means to distribute drugs by the quantity of drugs confiscated alone, with no other proof that an individual intends to sell the drugs. This inference can bring about harsher penalties for a person that was just possessing drugs without intention of ever distributing those drugs. Manufacturing, distributing, or possessing with the intent to distribute drugs can bring substantial jail sentences and large fines.

Trafficking
Based upon the amount of drugs that are taken, a person may be charged with trafficking drugs. A charge for trafficking drugs commonly carries considerable jail time, which may include mandatory minimum jail sentences if convicted. A conviction for trafficking drugs may constitute a strike and can lead to life imprisonment in certain scenarios.

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

Orangeburg, South Carolina

Orangeburg, also known as The Garden City, is located 37 miles southeast of Columbia, on the Edisto River. It is home to two historically black institutions of higher education, Claflin University and South Carolina State University. The largest employer is Zeus Industrial Products.

Orangeburg 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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