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Charges related to the possession of drugs and/or possession with intent to distribute carry stiff penalties which 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.
Because of the aggressive sentences sought by prosecutors in drug-related cases, it is important to have a dedicated South Carolina criminal defense lawyer on your side to fight the charges against you.
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.
Furthermore, with such high stakes, it is important to have a lawyer by your side to fight for you and protect your rights. We will be there for you every step of the way with the knowledge and guidance to get you the best result possible.
When you hire Cavanaugh & Thickens, 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 to begin to develop a strategy focused on your needs. It is extremely important to involve an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to evaluate and preserve evidence and protect your rights following an arrest.
If you have been arrested, please call us immediately to set an appointment with our Columbia SC criminal defense lawyer at (803) 888-2200. We need to begin defending your rights and discussing your options with you as soon as possible.