Local law enforcement is setting up stings all over Myrtle Beach, the Grand Strand and surrounding areas to catch drug users and drug sellers. You may have been caught with an amount of cocaine, heroin, marijuana or another controlled substance as the result of a traffic stop. You may have been caught selling drugs.
Your next step can make all the difference in how the drug arrest will affect you. Before you say or do anything, call Axelrod & Associates, P.A. in Myrtle Beach at 843-353-3449 for a free initial consultation. We have offices in Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill and Little River.
If you are found charged and convicted of possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine or cocaine, you are guilty of a misdemeanor and you may face imprisonment for up to three years. You may also face fines and you also may be required to complete drug treatment and rehabilitation.
If you are found charged and convicted of manufacture or distribution, you are guilty of a felony and you may face imprisonment for up to 15 years! You may also face fines. The criminal penalties increase if you are facing a second or third offense or if you are in possession of more than one gram of methamphetamine or cocaine. The criminal penalties may also increase if you exposed a minor child to methamphetamine or other controlled substances.
Local law enforcement is cracking down on drug use. If you find yourself accused of a drug crime, put your case in the hands of an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible. You may have a strong defense if police violated your rights in the search and seizure of drug evidence.
South Carolina forfeiture laws: Many people arrested for drug crimes in South Carolina have more than the criminal charges to worry about. Under our state’s asset forfeiture law, you can lose your money, vehicle or other property if police think the assets were derived from drug sales. Our lawyers can help protect your property.