The Seriousness Of State And Federal Drug Offenses
Police officers and prosecutors in South Carolina take drug charges very seriously — especially when they involve the sale or distribution of illegal substances. In some situations, you may even find yourself facing federal drug charges. Both state and federal drug crimes carry harsh penalties that can overshadow your life for a long time to come.
Don’t Underestimate Your Rights
After an arrest on suspicion of a drug crime, you should never assume the prosecution has a watertight case. There are often many ways to fight the charges based on the evidence, circumstances of the arrest and investigation, and potential violations of your rights. For example, you might be able to get the charges reduced or dismissed based on:
- Illegal traffic stop
- Illegal search or seizure
- Unlawful arrest
- Evidentiary problems
- Disputes concerning whether you actually possessed or owned the drugs
Of course, each case is different. That’s why it’s so crucial to enlist the help of a defense attorney early on in the process. If you wait too long, you may give up important rights or miss your opportunity to raise a pivotal defense.
Get The Experienced Defense Representation You Deserve
Turn to The Law Office of Kenneth M. Mathews in Columbia for experienced criminal defense services. With more than 40 years of combined experience — including five years of experience as a former prosecutor — our lawyers handle all types of state and federal drug offenses, including:
- Simple possession of marijuana
- Possession of other drugs or drug paraphernalia
- Drug distribution
- Drug trafficking
- Federal drug conspiracy charges
These cases may involve street drugs such as marijuana, methamphetamines, heroin, crack/cocaine, or they may involve prescription drugs. Whatever your situation, you can rest assured that we will treat your case with the utmost of dedication and individualized attention.
Here, your case — and your future — matters. You can count on us to work tirelessly on your behalf.