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Possession and other activities involving narcotics and other controlled substances are serious crimes in South Carolina and prosecuted vigorously. While some other states have legalized marijuana, South Carolina has not. Facing a drug crime charge is a serious matter that can lead to jail or prison time, fines, probation, and a permanent criminal record accessible on a routine background check. Your future ability to gain employment, secure housing, obtain professional licenses or educational financial aid can be jeopardized.

Because of the serious consequences you could be facing in any drug charge, you should seek experienced legal representation as soon as possible. At Christopher L. Jones, Attorney at Law, you can work with a former prosecutor who is deeply familiar with the local court system, the pertinent laws, and procedures used by law enforcement and the courts in and around Greenville and Spartanburg. With his background as a prosecutor, Chris L. Jones knows what to expect and how the other side works which can help us create a more effective defense.

Arrange for a free, initial consultation with our Greenville drug crimes attorney at (864) 559-8999.

What Are the Drug Crimes under South Carolina Law?

Drug crimes under the law include:

  • Drug possession
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Distribution
  • Drug manufacture
  • Drug trafficking

These crimes involve controlled substances such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and other street drugs as well as opioids such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, and more. Possession and distribution of unauthorized prescription drugs is a serious offense.

Your charges in any drug crime will depend on what type of drug was found, how much of it was in your possession, whether it was intended for distribution, and other relevant facts and circumstances, including your prior criminal history.

Defenses can and do exist in relation to drug crimes. However, you will need the services of a dedicated criminal defense attorney who knows how to challenge the state’s case against you. At Christopher L. Jones, Attorney at Law, you will receive personalized and direct communication from our defense lawyer who has valuable relationships with district attorneys and other court personnel and who is experienced in the courtroom. All of this can work in your favor as we seek to achieve optimum results on your behalf.

What Are the Penalties for Possession of Prescription Drugs in South Carolina?

The penalties for possession of prescription drugs in South Carolina is considered a misdemeanor and can include a fine of up to $1,000, up to six months in jail, or even both. A second offense can lead to a fine of up to $2,000 and a year in jail, or even both.

Is Pot Legal in South Carolina?

Marijuana is still illegal in South Carolina. Even the recreational use of marijuana is still illegal. The consequences of marijuana can lead to the following:

  • Simple Possession (28 grams or less) or a 1st offense: up to 30 days in jail

  • Distribution of Marijuana, 1st offense: up to 5 years in jail and/or up-to a $5,000 fine.

  • Trafficking (more than 2,000 pounds but less than 10,000 pounds, or between 1,000 and 10,000 plants): mandatory sentence of 25 years and $50,000 fine.

  • Trafficking (more than 10,000 pounds or 10,000 plants): between 25 and 30 years and a fine of $200,000.

Is Xanax Legal in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, xanax is illegal unless you have a valid prescription. Controlled substances include street drugs like marijuana and cocaine, but also include prescription medications for which you do not have a valid prescription like Xanax or Oxycodone. Drug paraphernalia is anything used to make or use controlled substances like pipes and syringes. If you have enough of a certain drug, you could be charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute. Other enhancements to drug charges could be for selling prescription drugs, prescription forgery, or selling drugs to a minor.

Is CBD Legal in South Carolina?

CBD is legal in South Carolina but if it contains too much THC it is illegal.

Call us at (864) 559-8999 if you are under a drug investigation or have been charged. Our Greenville drug crimes lawyer is also available online.

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