If you have been charged with a drug crime in South Carolina, you’re facing serious consequences. The state takes a hard stance on these offenses, and you could be facing steep fines, probation—even prison time. If you’ve been accused of drug crime charges, you need to call an experienced attorney right away. Attorney Thomas J. Adducci has the skills and experience necessary to help you fight your charges and pursue a favorable outcome in your case.
Call our Greenville drug crime attorney at (864) 479-4973 or send us a message online to get started.
What Are The Penalties For Drug Crimes In South Carolina?
In South Carolina, drug crimes are classified as either a felony or a misdemeanor. Felony charges are reserved for more serious offenses, and carry harsher penalties upon conviction. If you are convicted of a felony, you will face a lifetime of consequences as a result of your conviction. But don’t be fooled. A misdemeanor drug charge can create serious consequences too.
The penalties for drug crimes in South Carolina include:
- Misdemeanor charges like simple possession come with penalties of up to 30 days in jail and up to $1,000 in fines.
- Felony charges like possession with intent to distribute come with up to 5 years in prison, with longer sentences for successive convictions.
- Trafficking charges are higher-degree felonies and punished with up to 15 years in prison on a first offense.
All these penalties escalate upon subsequent convictions, but they also escalate depending on the substance the defendant is accused of possessing or trafficking. For instance, crack cocaine is prosecuted far more harshly than marijuana.
Types Of Drug Crimes We Handle
Attorney Thomas J. Adducci is here to help you with all of your drug crime needs in Greenville and surrounding areas.
We have fought for clients facing charges involving:
If you are facing drug crime charges, you need to hire an attorney right away. Attorney Thomas J. Adducci is ready to assist with your case. We understand how serious these charges are, and we are prepared to fight for you. We will take the time to listen to your story and help you explore all of your options. We are ready to help you.
To schedule your free initial consultation, contact our Greenville drug crime lawyer at Thomas J. Adducci Law Firm today.
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