A Drug Crime Lawyer with Compassion
If the police have arrested you for a drug crime, you may be nervous and unsure of what to do next. South Carolina takes drug offenses seriously. In fact, the Palmetto State has stricter drug laws than many other states that are notoriously tough on drugs, like Texas. There are two main types of drug-related crimes in South Carolina: possession and trafficking. If the state charged you with one of these drug crimes, you should hire an experienced lawyer to represent you in court. A conviction could land you in jail and potentially disqualify you from jobs in the future. A defense lawyer can offer advice and guidance as well as representation when you have to fight drug charges. Even if you’re facing a simple drug possession charge, a skilled lawyer may be able to reduce or even dismiss your charges. When you need a dedicated drug crime attorney in Dorchester County, SC, contact The Justis Law Firm.
Attorney Glenn Justis is a thirteen-year veteran lawyer who offers drug crime defense. During his career as a lawyer, Glenn has helped many clients fight – and beat – their drug charges in the local area. He will work hard to analyze all the facts of your case and determine the most effective defense strategies. When you need a compassionate, skilled, and professional attorney to fight against your drug crime charges, call Glenn Justis. He represents clients in the following areas:
- Dorchester County, SC
- Summerville, SC
- St George, SC
- Berkeley County, SC
- Goose Creek, SC
- Moncks Corner, SC
- Charleston County, SC
- North Charleston, SC
- Charleston, SC
- Hanahan, SC
- Mt Pleasant, SC
Hiring a Drug Possession Lawyer: Know Your Rights
Drug possession is the lowest drug offense in South Carolina, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t hire a lawyer for these crimes. There are no uniform penalties for drug possession charges in South Carolina. Instead, the state considers which drug you were carrying, the amount you had, and any previous drug charges on your criminal record. For example, you could receive a misdemeanor charge and up to 30 days in jail and/or a fine for your first offense if it involved marijuana. However, your first cocaine possession charge will land you a misdemeanor charge and up to three years in prison and/or a fine up to $5,000. Subsequent penalties will earn higher penalties. In addition, if the police arrest you with more than a gram of cocaine, you could face larger penalties under South Carolina’s “possession with intent to distribute” laws.
South Carolina’s drug trafficking penalties carry the most severe penalties. Trafficking laws are based on the amount of drugs that you had in your possession. All trafficking cases are considered a Violent Crime and some carry mandatory minimum prison sentences. For certain drugs and quantities, you could received up to 30 years for your first offense! Additionally, you could face life in prison if you have prior convictions. When you’re dealing with these kinds of serious drug crime allegations, you need an experienced and dedicated lawyer.
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The Justis Law Firm: Your Drug Charges Lawyer
Glenn has spent more than 10 years defending clients against false or frivolous drug charges. With his experience, he can provide reliable counsel to help you understand your situation and assess your options. He’ll also provide aggressive defense representation in court.
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If you need a lawyer to defend you against drug crime allegations in Dorchester County, SC, don’t wait. We can help. Glenn is the attorney you need to take up your defense on the courtroom floor. Call the Justis Law Firm today to schedule your free consultation.
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