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South Carolina Drug Trafficking Penalties

South Carolina Drug Trafficking Lawyers

Trafficking Marijuana: more than ten pounds, but less than one hundred pounds

• First

offense: One to 10 years in prison and
$10,000 in fines;

• Five to 20 years in prison and $15,000 in fines for a second
offense trafficking charge;

• 25 years in prison and $20,000 in fines for a third or
subsequent offense.

If you are charged with trafficking over one hundred pounds of marijuana your possible conviction can result in up to 30 years in prison and $200,000 in fines.

Cocaine Trafficking:  Depending upon the amount, penalties for trafficking less than one hundred grams:

First offense:  three to ten years in prison and $25,000.00 in fines;
Second offense:  five to thirty years in prison and a $50,000.00 fine
Third offense or subsequent offense: twenty five to thirty years in prison and a $50,000.00 fine.

If you are charged with trafficking over one hundred grams of cocaine your possible conviction can result in up to thirty years in prison and a $200,000.00 fine.

Under Federal Law, anyone who uses, possesses, or carries a firearm during or in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime is subject to a five year mandatory consecutive term of imprisonment.

If you are convicted of carrying a firearm, five years will be added to your sentence and it may not be served consecutively with any other count.

The drug possession and drug trafficking lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients, providing aggressive representation grounded in our years of experience building and interpreting the laws of South Carolina.  Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case.

By: South Carolina Drug Crimes Lawyer Pete Strom

 

Federal and State drug charges in South Carolina carry some of the stiffest penalties in the nation. When faced with a drug charge, you need a lawyer who knows how the system works and will fight to protect your rights.

The drug possession and drug trafficking lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC,  include a former United States Attorney and Richland County Assistant Solicitor, a former Public Defender, and a former Assistant Attorney General and Richland County Assistant Solicitor. Mr. Strom has been given an AV-Rating, the highest ranking possible, from the respected legal guide Martindale-Hubble.

Whether you have been charged with:

• Possession of drugs
Possession with intent to distribute
• Drug trafficking
• Possession of drugs in the proximity of a school
• Prescription Fraud
Manufacturing Drugs or
• Money laundering

The drug crime attorneys at Strom Law Firm, LLC will aggressively defend your case whether you are under investigation or have been arrested for drugs in all State and Federal Courts in South Carolina as well as the Federal Courts in Georgia.