Drug Offense Attorneys
Greenville, Anderson, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Surrounding Counties
There are more recreational drug users in the country than there are drug addicts and “lifestyle criminals.” Unfortunately, if these people are arrested and charged with a drug offense, they may face the same penalties as the hardcore addicts.
If you have been charged with a drug offense you may be facing serious charges that can destroy the rest of your life. Please contact the attorneys at The White Davis & White Law Firm in Anderson, South Carolina.
Having illegal drugs on your person, in your vehicle or in your place of residence is considered drug possession. Examples of illegal drugs include:
- Ecstasy and GHB (club drugs)
- Base chemicals (used to manufacture some drugs)
The possession of these drugs for personal use, sale or distribution is a serious crime that can have disastrous consequences if you are convicted.
The charges brought against you will be determined by the type of drug, the amount of the drug, the jurisdiction in which you were caught, and other circumstances of the case. Penalties for drug possession can range from probation and a minor fine to a lengthy term in prison.
For instance, in some areas, being caught with marijuana will get you nothing more than a slap on the hand. However, the typical drug possession discovery will result in your immediate arrest, even if you do not serve any jail time. In South Carolina, your first offense of simple possession of marijuana is treated as a misdemeanor. You may face up to 30 days incarceration and a fine.
Drug Sales and Distribution
There is generally a difference between possessing small amounts of a drug that are likely for personal use and the "possession with intent" of large quantities for sale or distribution. When the offender is caught with a larger amount, it is presumed that he or she intended to sell the drug and the penalties will be harsher and the prison sentences longer.
Repeat offenders are also prosecuted with more severe penalties, as are offenders caught in possession of larger quantities within close proximity of day cares, schools, and universities.
If you are facing charges for drug possession or any other drug offense, please contact the attorneys at the White Davis & White Law Firm, representing clients in the Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, and surrounding counties in South Carolina.