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Possession of Drugs – Drug Trafficking Charges in SC

Possession and Drug Trafficking Defense in SC

Federal and State drug charges in South Carolina carry stiff penalties with serious lasting consequences. If you have been arrested for a drug charge or drug trafficking charge, you need a lawyer who knows how the system works and will fight to protect your rights.

The drug possession and drug trafficking lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC,  include a former United States Attorney and Richland County Assistant Solicitor, a former Public Defender, and a former Assistant Attorney General and Richland County Assistant Solicitor. Mr. Strom has been given an AV-Rating, the highest ranking possible, from the respected legal guide Martindale-Hubble.

Whether you have been charged with:

Possession of drugs
• Possession with intent to distribute
Drug trafficking
• Possession of drugs in the proximity of a school
Prescription Fraud
Manufacturing Drugs or
Money laundering

The drug trafficking attorneys at Strom Law Firm, LLC will aggressively defend your case whether you are under investigation or have been arrested for drugs in all State and Federal Courts in South Carolina as well as the Federal Courts in Georgia.

Drug cases in particular need to be examined from every angle and in many cases you may be subject to a mandatory minimum sentence. Aggressive representation can protect your future.

The criminal defense lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC know the evidence to look for, including whether a search warrant or arrest warrant issued in your case was properly executed and the standards by which all investigations, searches, and arrests should be performed.

South Carolina’s Drug Charges Are Harsh

Defendants facing drug penalties in South Carolina can be punished with a monetary fine and mandatory minimum sentences of up to life in prison with no chance of parole, depending on:

• the amount of drugs involved,
• whether the case is brought in state or federal district court, and
• how many prior drug offenses a defendant has.

Drug Charges Are a Serious Crime that Can Lead to Future Consequences

A conviction or bond forfeiture even for a simple possession conviction creates a criminal record and requires automatic suspension of your driver’s license. Other consequences include, but are not limited to:

• loss of job opportunities,
• educational opportunities, and
• military opportunities.

If you are arrested and have a prior drug conviction, you potentially face a mandatory prison sentence in both State and Federal Court.

If you are convicted of any drug offense, another drug offense charge regardless of the charge will be a second drug offense, even if the drugs or charges involved differ from the first offense.

Additional drug penalties include:

Asset forfeiture
Impounding of your car
Seizure of your home or property if drugs were found on the premises
Seizure of cash
Loss of business or professional licenses
Restrictions on owning guns or firearms

The drug possession and drug trafficking lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients, providing aggressive representation grounded in our years of experience building and interpreting the laws of South Carolina. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case.