South Carolina Drug Trafficking Defense Attorneys
Drug Trafficking Penalties in South Carolina
The penalties for a drug trafficking conviction in South Carolina are severe. Your rights, freedom, and future are at stake.
Under South Carolina law, the following amounts are considered drug trafficking:
• Cocaine/Crack 10 grams
• Heroin 4 grams
• Marijuana 10 pounds
• Ecstasy 100 pills
Penalties for drug trafficking (depending upon the drug, the arrest, and your record) can include:
Trafficking Marijuana: more than ten pounds, but less than one hundred pounds:
- First offense: One to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines;
- Five to 20 years in prison and $15,000 in fines for a second offense trafficking charge;
- 25 years in prison and $20,000 in fines for a third or subsequent offense.
If you are charged with trafficking over one hundred pounds of marijuana your possible conviction can result in up to 30 years in prison and $200,000 in fines.
Cocaine Trafficking: Depending upon the amount, penalties for trafficking less than one hundred grams:
- First offense: three to ten years in prison and $25,000.00 in fines;
- Second offense: five to thirty years in prison and a $50,000.00 fine
- Third offense or subsequent offense: twenty five to thirty years in prison and a $50,000.00 fine.
If you are charged with trafficking over one hundred grams of cocaine your possible conviction can result in up to thirty years in prison and a $200,000.00 fine.
Under Federal Law, anyone who uses, possesses, or carries a firearm during or in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime is subject to a five year mandatory consecutive term of imprisonment.
Arrested for Drug Trafficking?
Centrally located in Columbia, South Carolina, the Drug Trafficking Attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. know what is at stake when faced with a drug trafficking charge. Our criminal defense attorneys provide aggressive representation. Depending on the circumstances, we will fight to have your charges reduced or even dismissed.
A charge of drug trafficking can be brought against any person who knowingly sells, manufactures, cultivates, delivers, purchases, or brings drugs into this State, or who provides financial assistance or otherwise aids, abets, attempts, or conspires to sell, manufacture, cultivate, deliver, purchase, or bring drugs into this State, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession of drugs or who knowingly attempts to become in actual or constructive possession of a specific amount of illegal drugs
The charge brought is based upon the quantity of illegal drugs that you actually possess or were attempting to buy, or even if you intended to use the drugs for personal use.
Our Drug Trafficking attorneys include a former U.S. Attorney and Assistant Solicitor, and a former public defender. Mr. Strom has been given an AV-Rating, the highest ranking possible, from the respected legal guide Martindale-Hubble. Our criminal defense attorneys will use their experience to help you avoid fines, prison time, and related punishments.
A charge of drug trafficking is brought based upon the quantity of illegal drugs that you actually possess or attempted to buy or sell even if you intended to use the drugs for personal use.
The Strom Law Firm, LLC handles a wide array of narcotics trafficking charges:
• Cocaine/crack cocaine
• Prescription drugs, including prescription pain killers
such as Oxycotin or Xanax
• Ecstasy (MDMA) or other club drugs
The penalties for drug trafficking are severe, including mandatory minimum sentences of 25 years for certain trafficking charges.
You may also be charged with drug distribution if the drugs even appeared to be packaged for distribution.
The SC drug possession and drug trafficking lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients and providing aggressive representation. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case.