Facing Cocaine Charges in Lexington, SC?
South Carolina Cocaine Laws
At Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, our founding attorney, James R. Snell, Jr., represents clients charged with cocaine possession. South Carolina's cocaine laws are codified in S.C. Code §44-53-370(c) and (d)(3). Although first offenders are facing a sentence in the Department of Corrections, it is classified as a misdemeanor. Second and subsequent offenses are classified as felonies. Cocaine possession offenses are prosecuted in the court of general sessions by the solicitor's office.
Our Lexington criminal lawyers are passionate about helping our clients develop a strong case when they face a cocaine charge. It is essential to protect the freedoms that you possess. Drug charges are taken seriously in South Carolina and even first-time offenders risk their liberty and their livelihood. At the
Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, we can help you explore all options for resolving your case to protect your interests. We believe that everyone deserves a second chance and we know that in their zeal to make arrests police frequently violate suspect's rights.
Penalties for Possession in Lexington, Columbia & Other Areas
South Carolina's main cocaine possession law applies for charges of less than one gram. For a first offense, it carries up to three years' imprisonment, for a second offense up to five years, and for a third and subsequent offense up to ten years. In addition to the possible term of incarceration the court can assess a fine ranging from over $5,000 for a first offense to over $12,500 for a third offense.
If you or a loved one is facing any cocaine or other drug charge, we advise you to contact the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC today! Protecting your rights and freedom should be your first priority. Your first appointment to meet with a Lexington criminal defense attorney is without cost or obligation. All consultations are held on a confidential basis, so call today!