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Charges related to the possession of drugs and/or possession with intent to distribute carry stiff penalties. And these escalate dramatically for subsequent arrests. South Carolina in particular tends to focus its resources on imprisoning rather than treating or rehabilitating those accused with drug crimes, especially repeat offenders. This is where our South Carolina drug crime attorneys can help.
The State Attorney General’s Office and the US Attorney’s Office generally prosecute more serious drug cases. Most of the time, these cases consist of allegations that the accused either directed or participated in a criminal enterprise. For the purpose of trafficking or distributing illegal drugs over an extended period of time. These “historical conspiracies” often result in charges involving large amounts of drugs over long periods of time and can carry harsh penalties.
Because of the aggressive sentences sought by prosecutors in drug-related cases, it is important to have a dedicated South Carolina drug attorney on your side to fight the charges against you for drug crime. We are here to help.
Several different levels of government may be interested in prosecuting violations of state and federal drug laws. Beyond local solicitor’s offices, the State Attorney General’s Office and the United States Attorney also routinely prosecute various levels of criminal drug violations.
With such high stakes, it is important to have a smart, aggressive attorney by your side to fight for you and protect your rights. Whether you are charged with simple possession-based offenses, or whether the government alleges your involvement in a complex criminal enterprise, we will be there for you every step of the way with the knowledge and guidance to get you the best possible result.
When you hire Cavanaugh & Thickens as your attorney, you secure a uniquely personal approach to your criminal case. Our first step is to speak with you regarding the circumstances surrounding the charges against you. From there, we can begin to develop a strategy focused on your needs. It is extremely important to involve an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. This is to evaluate and preserve evidence and protect your rights following an arrest for drug crime.
If you have been arrested, please call us immediately to set an appointment with our Columbia, South Carolina drug attorneys at (803) 888-2200. We need to begin defending your rights and discussing your options with you as soon as possible.