Drug Lawyer in Rock Hill, SC
Drug crimes are one of the most common criminal charges in South Carolina. SC drug crimes range from possession of an illegal substance to drug trafficking. Even misdemeanor possession convictions can impact many parts of your life, including your ability to get a new job.
If you have been charged with a drug crime, protect your rights by hiring criminal defense attorney Nathan Sheldon. As a former prosecutor, Nathan Sheldon knows how the police and solicitor’s office work in preparing drug charges. He will work to protect your rights and to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
Nathan Sheldon is a member of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. If you are facing felony or misdemeanor drug charges, it is important that you have an experienced drug lawyer defending you. The drug statutes in South Carolina are lengthy and getting the advice of a lawyer can help you understand them.
Call 803-504-3411 now to schedule your consultation.
Dismissing a drug possession charge
The majority of drug charges are for personal use of illegal substances. Most often, these charges are considered “simple possession.” Fighting simple possession charges can require using different tactics. The only way to determine the best way to defend you is to discuss your case with a qualified criminal defense attorney. Even if there is a strong case against you, there may be options to help protect your future. In some cases you may be able to enroll in a treatment program or qualify for conviction expungement. Nathan Sheldon’s goal is to keep you out of jail and to reach the best possible outcome for you.
Marijuana Possession Defense
Simple possession of marijuana is the most common drug charge in South Carolina. Possession of less than 28 grams of marijuana is a misdemeanor. Yet, conviction will result in a fine or jail time. This can interfere with your ability to pay for college and whether employers choose to hire you. Just because you are issued a citation for marijuana possession does not mean you are guilty. There are many possible defenses to marijuana possession charges. The best approach depends on the circumstances of your specific case.
Cocaine Possession Defense
Possession of Cocaine is the 2nd most common drug charge in South Carolina. A first offense is a misdemeanor, but more convictions are considered felonies. If you have been charged with possession of cocaine, you are fighting for your future. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney to provide legal advice and strategy.
Possession of Controlled Substances
Nathan Sheldon can also help if you have been charged with possession of other controlled substances or illegal drugs. These include, but are not limited to:
Driving After Drug Use
In South Carolina, driving under the influence of any drug or combination of drugs and alcohol can result in DUI charges.
Distribution and Trafficking
Whether the drug is marijuana; cocaine or heroin, charges of distributing, selling, manufacturing or trafficking are serious. About 17% of inmates in South Carolina prisons are there because of these types of drug charges.
Drug Court Option
York and Union County South Carolina have a drug court. In some situations, this might be the right option and you can be referred by a defense attorney. Drug court is designed to be an alternative to incarceration and it is important you understand your legal options before deciding it is the right one for you.
Contact a Rock Hill Drug Lawyer
If you’ve been charged with any type of drug crime, from a misdemeanor to a felony, you are fighting to protect your future. Nathan Sheldon takes every drug charge seriously. He knows a conviction could impact your freedom, your ability to earn a living and your reputation. Please call 803-909-9343 to schedule your consultation.
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