Drug Lawyer – Myrtle Beach, SC

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Facing drug charges in the Myrtle Beach area or in South Carolina?

Consider a drug attorney that’s been defending people for over 15 years.

Whether you’ve been charged with simple possession or trafficking cocaine in South Carolina, a drug offense can have a major impact on your life.

If you’re convicted, you can have a criminal record (for life) which will make it difficult or impossible for you to get a job, qualify for financial aid or student loans, vote, carry a firearm, or enter the military.

In addition, the fines, penalties, and jail time can be severe depending on the factors surrounding the charge.

Here are a few examples of what you could be facing:

  • Trafficking in Marijuana, 3rd offense carries a mandatory 25 year jail sentence and a $25,000 fine.
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute (PWID) Cocaine, 3rd offense carries 10-30 years in jail, and/or up to a $50,000 fine.
  • Trafficking Heroin, 1st offense carries a 7-25 year jail sentence and a $50,000 fine.

What kinds of drug charges are there in SC?

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There are several different types of drug offense charges. Simple possession, possession of controlled substances, possession with intent to sell or distribute (PWID), and manufacturing, are just a few of the charges you may be facing in South Carolina.

Which offense you will be charged with typically depends on the quantity of drugs in your possession.

There are some types of charges that look at other factors, such as, if you were arrested near a school or if you sold drugs to minors.

Why do you need an experienced drug offense attorney to handle your case?

Drug charges in the Myrtle Beach area can carry very stiff penalties. You could be facing high fines, probation, and even jail time! Drug charges follow you in the future since they show up on a background check. That could mean losing your job or having a hard time finding a new job.

Our SC criminal defense attorneys have experience representing clients in drug cases throughout the state of South Carolina. Given the penalties associated with South Carolina drug charges, seeking the services of an attorney is highly recommended.

Our drug charge defense lawyer can assist you with any of the following drug charges listed below whether it is classified as a felony or misdemeanor:

  • Drug Delivery
  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Drug Distribution
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Drug Cultivation
  • Drug Possession
  • Possession with intent to sell
  • School zone proximity issues
  • Controlled dangerous substance (CD’s)
  • Steroids
  • Prescription drugs, painkillers
  • Marijuana possession
  • Cocaine possession
  • Crystal Meth Possession
  • Methamphetamine Possession
  • Hallucinogens
  • Heroin possession
  • Crack possession

If you don’t see your charge listed here, call us! We handle many types of drug offenses, and chances are, we have handled a charge like yours before.

If you have been charged with a drug offense in the Horry County, Conway, or Myrtle Beach, SC area call us today. Weekend and after-hours consultations are available too!

Contact our office today by calling 843.488.5000 or use this form to send us an email. We can set up a free consultation with one of our drug offense attorneys to discuss the facts and circumstances surrounding your case and learn how we can help you protect your rights.

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