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You could be charged over drugs that are not yours

In South Carolina, it is no secret that there are a large number of people engaged in the use, manufacture and distribution of controlled substances. As a result, authorities are constantly on the lookout for evidence that an individual may be involved in one of these crimes. However, it is notoriously difficult to pinpoint these offenses accurately and this can often lead to the false incrimination of innocent people.

South Carolina man arrested for drug trafficking

Most residents of South Carolina know how serious a matter it can be if you are arrested on suspicion of involvement in drug manufacturing or distribution. Not only can the investigation alone take its toll on you and your family, if you are convicted it could turn your life upside-down. You could be ordered to pay hefty fines, be sentenced to time in prison and even face problems in the future when seeking employment or housing.

What factors can exacerbate drug charges?

In South Carolina, it is well-known that criminal charges can have a dramatic effect on your future. Aside from the immediate worries about conviction, fines and possible prison sentences, the mark on your record can greatly diminish your employment prospects and even affect your housing, college and financial options. Furthermore, friends and family may be unsure how to react to the revelation that you are being investigated for a criminal offense.

Drugged driving can have serious consequences

It is no secret in South Carolina that being caught with illegal drugs can have severe legal repercussions. As such, it is hardly surprising that if you are found driving while under the influence of these drugs, you could also face criminal charges. However, something that not everyone realizes is that even prescription drugs can get you into trouble if they are in your system at the time that you are stopped.

How is drug possession proven?

In South Carolina, being charged with a drug-related offense is a serious matter. If convicted, you could lose your job, struggle to find future employment or even have your housing options limited. Aside from that, you could be fined, sent to prison or even lose any professional licenses you might hold. In short, a drug conviction can dramatically alter your life.

South Carolina man charged with possession

Drug charges are a serious matter, no matter which state you live in and South Carolina is no exception. While the severity of the penalties for conviction can vary dramatically depending on state laws and the type and quantity of the drugs involved, it can still be life-changing.

Man arrested in South Carolina for alleged drug sales

Being investigated in relation with drug crimes is rarely good news. The penalties for any form of drug crime, whether it is possession, distribution or even manufacture of illegal substances are often severe. Even so, many people in South Carolina still turn to drug trafficking in order to make the money they need to survive.

Drug charges are not the end

Being charged with a drug crime can be devastating. Drug charges are taken very seriously in South Carolina and can have a dramatic impact on your future. If you are convicted, that mark remains on your record, affecting your professional prospects, housing options and even the severity of future charges.

Drug paraphernalia can add to your charges

If you are suspected of involvement in a drug-related offense, you could face a lengthy investigation. This may lead to your home, vehicle and your person being searched or even your friends and family being questioned. Furthermore, if any illegal substances are found, authorities will want to determine whether they belong to you and what your intentions for them are.

South Carolina men charged with drug crimes

It is important to be aware of the legislation surrounding drug possession and use, not only in your home state, but in any state you visit. Being found in possession of something illegal within that state can land you in serious trouble. This in turn can lead to serious legal repercussions, such as hefty fines or even a prison sentence. The type and severity of the punishment depends on the substance involved in the drug charges, its quantity and your perceived intentions.

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