Attorneys for Drug Charges
Federal and State drug charges in South Carolina carry some of the stiffest penalties in the nation. When faced with a drug crime, you need a drug crime lawyer who is familiar with the drug laws in our state and has experience defending drug offenses. If you have been arrested on drug charges, and are worried about your personal and professional livelihood, the Strom Law Firm, LLC is here to help. Our drug crime attorneys know the system, we understand the law, particularly as it relates to drug offenses, and we will pursue every avenue available to protect your rights. In short, we will fight for you.
How the Drug Charge Lawyers at Strom Law Can Help
The first step to take after being arrested for drugs or put under investigation for drug crimes is to make sure you have an experienced and knowledgeable defense attorney on your side. We offer completely free consultations so you can talk with a lawyer about your case and discuss your legal rights. Based in Columbia, SC, we work with clients facing drug charges throughout the state of South Carolina, in all State and Federal Courts, as well as the State and Federal Courts in Georgia.
Immediately after being hired as your criminal defense attorney, we will begin challenging the evidence presented by the prosecutor. Every drug case is unique, and the charges and possible punishments span a wide range of severity. We have defended numerous drug cases, involving a multitude of circumstances. Our decades of defending drug crimes have given us first-hand experience of the legal system in South Carolina as it relates to the prosecution of drug crimes. We know the evidence to look for, including whether a search warrant or arrest warrant issued in your case was properly executed and the standards by which all investigations, searches, and arrests should be performed.
What Are Possible Defenses To Drug Crimes?
We will look at every possible method to aggressively defend your case and protect your rights. Possible defenses in drug crimes include:
- Lack of evidence: The state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of the crimes you are charged with, and they must provide evidence to support that proof.
- Insufficient evidence: If the prosecution presents their case and the judge rules that the burden of proof was not met with clear and compelling evidence, the judge may dismiss the case.
- Probable cause: If an officer makes an arrest without reasonable grounds, or if the officer acquires evidence unlawfully, the arrest may have been unlawful, or the evidence may not be admissible in court.
- Unwitting possession: This means you did not know that the substance was in your vehicle or in your home, or you were not aware of the nature of the substance.
- Warrantless search: Warrantless searches are restricted under the Fourth Amendment. In most cases, investigators must get a search warrant before they search you or your property.
There are many other avenues a skilled criminal drug lawyer can pursue. The sooner you call our defense attorneys, the sooner we can begin building your case and determining which strategies are best for your particular circumstances.
If you have been arrested on drug charges in South Carolina, the Drug Charges Lawyer at Strom Law Firm, LLC can help.
Which Drug Crimes Do the Strom Law Firm Handle?
Whether you have been charged with possession, distribution, trafficking or manufacturing of:
The Drug Charges Lawyers at Strom Law Firm, LLC are here to help. Whether you have been charged with drug crimes such as:
- Possession of drugs
- Possession with intent to distribute (PWID)
- Drug trafficking (Transporting Drugs)
- Possession of drugs in the proximity of a school
- Prescription Fraud
- Manufacturing Drugs
The drug possession and drug trafficking lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients, providing aggressive representation grounded in our decades of experience building and interpreting the laws of South Carolina. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case
South Carolina Drug Laws Provide for Stiff Penalties
South Carolina has some of the toughest drug crime penalties in the nation. If you are convicted of a drug crime, your punishments can include:
- Loss of certain rights
The severity of your punishment is dependent upon a number of surrounding factors, including whether you have a prior conviction, the number of drugs you possessed, and whether you were in the proximity of a school.
The most serious penalties are for drug trafficking. However, a conviction or bond forfeiture even for a simple possession conviction creates a criminal record and requires automatic suspension of your driver’s license. A conviction can have lasting effects on your life and livelihood. It can impact your career and reputation. We understand this is a difficult time in your life, and we use that understanding as the basis of our relationship with you.
The effectiveness of your legal representation plays a crucial role in the outcome of your drug case. At the Strom Law Firm, LLC, our drug case lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients and providing experienced and skilled representation for your case.
We know the system, we understand the law, and we will provide an aggressive defense. We offer a zero-cost consultation with one of our drug defense attorneys. Call us today to discuss your arrest, how to determine the evidence against you, as well as possible defenses.
Contact Our Drug Charges Lawyer Today
Strom Law Firm, LLC was founded in 1996 by former United States Attorney and Richland County Assistant Solicitor, Pete Strom. We have a team of dedicated lawyers and paralegals who will fight for your rights. We work with a robust roster of investigators, experts, and research resources who can help build a strong and vigorous case on your behalf. Call today for a free consultation with a drug charges lawyer.