If you have been arrested or cited for SPMJ in South Carolina this abbreviation stands for Simple Possession of Marijuana. This is a criminal charge whether or not you were arrested and taken to jail, or given a ticket and allowed to proceed on your way.
To be charged with SPMJ all that is required is that you have enough marijuana to test. Even an amount as small as a gram can be enough to result in a criminal drug charge.
Anyone who has been charged with SPMJ in South Carolina is facing several possible penalties. They include:
•A publicly available criminal record
•Up to 30 days in jail
•A fine and\or court costs
•Loss of college scholarships
•Loss of employment
To help our client's avoid a conviction we look at all possible legal or factual defenses, including whether or not our client's rights were violated by the police. Additionally we can help negotiate entrance into either the pre-trial intervention (PTI) or conditional discharge program to have our client's SMPJ marijuana charge dismissed.
If you have been charged with a South Carolina SPMJ charge contact the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, for an initial consultation. You can reach our office by calling (803) 359-3301 or using our 24 hour call center at 1-888-301-6004.