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Understanding South Carolina's Trafficking Laws

Trafficking marijuana 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 marijuana. There is no requirement that the defendant actually intended to sell or distribute the drug. Like all South Carolina drug charges, there may be important legal or factual defenses available to anyone charged with a trafficking level offense. It is important to consult with a Lexington criminal lawyer as soon as possible if you are under investigation or have been arrested for trafficking marijuana. Attorney James Snell has experience representing individuals charged with this serious offense under a variety of circumstances.

Penalties for Trafficking Marijuana in Lexington, SC

In South Carolina, the criminal justice system does not look fondly upon those who have been accused of committing a drug crime. For this reason, you could expect to face harsh penalties if you were to be convicted of marijuana trafficking.

Although a Lexington criminal attorney may be able to fight for reduced sentencing, the standard punishment for this particular offense is as follows:

Marijuana Trafficking First Offense

  • 10-99 lbs. – 1-10 years and $10,000 fine
  • 100-1,999 lbs. – 25 years and $25,000 fine
  • 2,000-9,999 lbs. – 25 years and $50,000 fine
  • 10,000 lbs. or more - 25-30 years and $200,000 fine

Marijuana Trafficking Second Offense

  • 10-99 lbs. – 5-20 years and $15,000 fine
  • 100-1,999 lbs. – 25 years and $25,000 fine
  • 2,000-9,999 lbs. – 25 years and $50,000 fine
  • 10,000 lbs. or more – 25-30 years and $200,000 fine

Marijuana Trafficking Third Offense

  • 10-99 lbs. – 25 years and $25,000 fine
  • 100-1,999 lbs. – 25 years and $25,000 fine
  • 2,000-9,999 lbs. – 25 years and $50,000 fine
  • 10,000 lbs. or more – 25-30 years and $200,000 fine

If you or a loved one is currently facing marijuana trafficking charges in Lexington, SC, you should waste no time in contacting our firm. Not only do we have the experience that you will need to successfully combat the penalties of a conviction, but we will be there every step of the way to guide you through the criminal process. You have nothing to lose by picking up the phone and contacting our firm today for a free initial consultation.

Contact Our Lexington Marijuana Trafficking Attorney Today

To discuss a drug trafficking charge, please contact a Lexington criminal defense lawyer at the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC. We work hard for our clients to protect their freedom, liberty and reputation, and you can ensure that we will provide you with nothing less. The penalties that you are up against are likely harsh, so we encourage you to enlist the professional help that you will need to avoid spending your life behind bars. From there, you will have the opportunity to sit down with a knowledgeable attorney at our firm and develop and suitable plan of attack.

Schedule an in-office consultation about your case, contact us at (888) 301-6004.

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