Drug charges should be taken very seriously in South Carolina, because of the potential consequences on your life and future. A conviction for a drug offense can affect your current employment, your future employment, college admissions, college grants, and student loans or you could be expelled from school all together.
Our legal services attorneys can meet with you, discuss your concerns, explain your options and provide a defense aimed at reducing or eliminating legal penalties. For more information regarding how our team can help you, contact one our office.
- Crack Cocaine
- Prescription medication
- MDMA (ecstasy/molly)
South Carolina's drug crime penalties increase incrementally with the number of offenses, so it's important to keep a drug conviction off your record if possible. Our aim in every case is to get you through the process so you won't end up with a conviction and a criminal record. If that is not possible, we will seek to minimize the possible consequences you may face. Give Murray Law Offices a call for a consultation and evaluation of your case
Drug possession charges vary greatly in their level of seriousness, from first-time simple possession of marijuana (SPM) charges to drug trafficking and manufacturing. Depending on the offense, you may be facing charges in state or federal court. The penalties for drug related offenses get very steep very quickly, so call me today so that you can be informed of your rights and the penalties you are facing.
If you face drug charges, now is not the time to try and figure out how the justice system works. Instead, ensure your rights are fully protected by working with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Should You Talk to Police?
The most important advice for anyone charged with possession of illegal drugs is this: don’t talk to the police or anyone else before you have spoken to an experienced lawyer.
Often people charged with a drug offense think they can make their charges go away or get reduced by speaking to the police. There is usually a promise that they will do something for you if you cooperate with them. However, dealing with the police without representation often ends up with worse consequences. Remember, you have the right to remain silent, whether you choose to exercise this right is up to you. Call us today at Murray Law Offices, PA and let us guide you through the process and protect your rights.
Pretrial Intervention (PTI), Conditional Discharge, and Drug Court
The consequences of hiring the wrong lawyer can cost you the rest of your life. When you have Murray Law Offices and our legal services attorneys represent you, we will discuss possible criminal diversion alternatives to jail or prison that may be available in your case before you go to court. In South Carolina, Pretrial Intervention (PTI) or conditional discharge may be available to you. However, it is important to know what these programs are and if they apply to you and your offense. Many times, individuals make an uninformed decision to enter into PTI when other options are better for them. Before you decide to enter a diversion program, call Murray Law Offices and speak to our legal services attorneys.
Sometimes, for people charged with more serious offenses, Drug Court may be available to them. Before you even consider Drug Court, take the time to speak with an attorney and find out if this option is available to you and, more importantly, right for you. The benefits of Drug Court can include a clean record and help cleaning up your life. However, the demands of Drug Court are great and should not be entered into lightly.
Murray Law Offices also assist clients with drug diversion programs as a way to resolve the charges against them.
To protect your future, contact us, Murray Law Offices and our legal services attorneys, before you talk to police or anyone else. Our legal services attorneys are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We offer an initial consultation. Call 843-286-1000. Don’t Worry, Call Murray!