Drug Charges

Illegal searches can result in false drug charges

In South Carolina, there are a lot of people who fight drug addiction. Many of those who struggle began with legitimate opioid prescriptions. Unfortunately, this struggle often leads to arrests and serious charges. When stopped by the police, you still have rights. If...

What are some of the signs of drug addiction?

Similar to many communities throughout the United States, South Carolina has experienced an increase in opioid-related deaths in recent years. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, opioid deaths in the state equaled 835 in 2018, up from 628 in 2016....

Seeking employment after your drug charge

Your involvement in drug crimes may create discord in your relationships with people you care about, compromise your education, put you at a higher risk of additional criminal activity and hurt your career in South Carolina. However, with adequate commitment to change...

What to know about drug distribution charges

Individuals in South Carolina who are found to be participating in the cultivation or manufacture of illegal substances may be charged with a crime. Generally speaking, a prosecutor must show that a person both possessed a controlled substance and intended to...

A roadside breath test may be refused

South Carolina has vigorously promoted a zero-tolerance approach to DUI, and while everyone has a shared interest in roadway safety, there are legal issues to consider when police agencies ramp up their law enforcement efforts. Initially, it must be recognized that...

Men sentenced in cocaine-related charges

A 31-year-old man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison by a federal court in South Carolina on drug-related charges. He will then have five years of supervised release. The federal system does not allow for parole. The man also agreed to forfeiture of several...