You're driving and pulled over for a broken brake light. The police officer approaches your window and says he smells marijuana in your car. Before you know it, a simple traffic stop has turned into an alleged drug crime.
The consequences for drug crimes in South Carolina range from thousands of dollars in fines to years in prison. Drug convictions can have devastating long-term effects on your life, too. Your job, security clearance, college education, right to own a firearm and, above all, your freedom, are all at stake.
Facing drug charges in Summerville, SC can be terrifying, but you don't have to do it alone. You need an experienced drug charge lawyer who will guide you through the next steps and work hard to protect your rights and your future.
Webb Charpia knows that people are sometimes wrongly charged with a crime. He also believes that people deserve second chances. If you've been charged with a drug crime, Webb Charpia will work tirelessly to ensure you get the best possible outcome.
There are several kinds of drug charges you could face in South Carolina, and not all charges are created equal. Different charges carry different levels of penalties, and we are ready to help you fight them all. Some drug charges we commonly see are:
When you've been charged with a drug crime in South Carolina, it's critical that you find the right lawyer for you. But the search isn't always easy. How do you tell us all apart?
We're all experienced, we all care and we all put our clients first. You've heard it all before. So why choose Charpia Law Firm to help you fight your drug charges?
The answer is simple: character.
Drugs don't have to be found directly in your possession (such as in your pocket) to warrant drug charges. South Carolina law states they only have to be found within your control. If a police officer finds drugs in your car, for example, that is evidence enough to bring drug charges.
A first offense for drug possession is a misdemeanor, while repeat offenses for certain illegal drugs (excluding marijuana) are felonies. Drug trafficking, however, is a federal felony, which means it carries a mandatory minimum sentence. You can be charged with drug trafficking if you're found with large amounts of illegal drugs, which could appear as if you're selling.
Possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor in South Carolina. A first offense is punishable by up to 30 days in jail and fines up to $200. Repeat offenses can carry a sentence of up to one year in jail and fines up to $1,000.
Last but not least, time is running out and with every passing minute the prosecution is building their case against you.
Dial 843-261-7026 or use this form to speak with Webb Charpia today. It won't cost you anything to see if he can help.
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