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The Penalties in South Carolina

Trafficking in cocaine is a felony in South Carolina. It is prosecuted in the court of general sessions by the solicitor's office. The underlying crime is simple possession of cocaine. There is no requirement that the defendant actually intended to sell or distribute cocaine. It is an offense that is not taken lightly and the penalties that you may face can be very heavy and negatively impact your future.

First Offense for Cocaine Trafficking

If you are accused of trafficking cocaine and it is your first offense, it is still a heavy charge if you are convicted.

The following are the penalties you could face:

  • 10 - 27g = 3 - 10 years and $25,000
  • 28 - 99g = 7 - 25 years and $50,000
  • 100 - 199g = 25 years and $50,000
  • 200 - 399g = 25 years and $100,000
  • 400g+ = 25 - 30 years and $200,000

Second Offense for Cocaine Trafficking

Although a first offense has many heavy penalties, a second offense can be drastically worse. If you have been charged with a second offense for trafficking cocaine in South Carolina, you will need one of our dedicated lawyers to help you through your case.

The following are penalties you could face:

  • 10-27g = 5-30 years and $50,000
  • 28-99g = 7-30 years and $50,000
  • 100-199g = 25 years and $50,000
  • 200-399g = 25 years and $100,000
  • 400g+ = 25-30 years and $200,000

Third Offense for Cocaine Trafficking

A third offense for cocaine trafficking can have detrimental effects on your future. If you are now facing your third offense for trafficking in cocaine, it is important to discuss your case with one of our attorneys.

These are the penalties you can face for a third offense:

  • 10 - 27g = 28 - 30 years and $50,000
  • 28 - 99g = 25 - 30 years and $50,000
  • 100 - 199g = 25 years and $50,000
  • 200 - 399g = 25 years and $100,000
  • 400g+ = 25 - 30 years and $200,000

Challenging Your Charges in Lexington, Columbia and Elsewhere

To discuss a cocaine trafficking charge that you are now facing, please contact one of our criminal defense attorneys from the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC. We work hard for our clients to protect their freedom, liberty and reputation.

If you are interested in scheduling an in-office consultation about your case, please contact a Lexington criminal lawyer at your earliest convenience.

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