Effective Defense For Drug Possession Charges
Some states have legalized marijuana or relaxed their laws. But in South Carolina, narcotics possession or drug possession of any kind is still vigorously prosecuted. If you are accused of buying, possessing, sharing or selling drugs, it is very important to seek legal advice right away. The penalties for drug possession can include jail time, fines and probation, and a drug conviction on your record can cause serious problems in your life.
The Greenville law firm of Ryan Beasley Law provides experienced criminal defense representation for these very serious allegations. We have handled the full spectrum of drug crimes, defending clients in both state and federal courts in the Upstate region.
Any Drug, Any Amount Is Serious
We have helped clients manage every drug possession scenario, including:
- Possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia
- Possession of cocaine, heroin, meth or other controlled substances
- Unlawful possession of prescription drugs
- Possession charges stemming from traffic stops on I-85
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Federal drug charges
“Possession with intent” is often based strictly on the amount of drugs, essentially charging people as drug dealers with no other evidence. This charge carries higher penalties, giving the government more leverage in its pursuit of a conviction.
We Have A Track Record Of Positive Results In Drug Crime Defense
As defense lawyers, we have cultivated strong relationships with prosecutors, which can be a tremendous advantage in these situations. By intervening promptly, we have sometimes convinced the prosecutor to decline charges or file it as a lesser offense. We can defend you on the merits of the case. Was there a probable cause for the traffic stop? Were your Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure violated? Does the evidence tie the drugs to you or did the police simply charge everybody?