Charged With a Drug Crime?
Due to law enforcement’s focused efforts to crack down on drug crimes, a staggering number of South Carolina residents are currently in jail for drug-related crimes. You cannot afford to take drug charges lightly. If you have been arrested, or are being investigated for a drug crime, you need an experienced SC drug charge lawyer like Lori Murray.
As a former prosecutor, Lori Murray understands what you are up against. She has more than 15 years of experience handling drug cases. The knowledge she has gained could be the difference in the case against you.
Drug Defense - We Can Fight For You
At the Law Offices of Lori S. Murray, we defend clients against state and federal charges involving drugs. We can give you the strong, intelligent defense you need in any case, including:
- Possession of illegal drugs, including marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, steroids and other banned substances
- Possession, manufacture and possession with intent to distribute an illegal substance
- Trafficking of illegal substances
- Distribution of drugs near schools or to people under the age of 18
Drug crimes are never a minor matter. Every charge needs to be taken seriously to protect your rights and your future.
Questions About Drug Charges
Can Drug Charges Be Dropped?
The short answer is yes. There are several ways to get drug charges dropped. If law enforcement officials mishandled evidence or collected evidence illegally, it may be possible to get prosecutors to drop the charges. Some prosecutors and courts will allow charges to be dropped if the defendant completes a diversion program. We can help you explore any opportunity to have your drug charges dropped.
Can Charges Be Reduced From Felony To Misdemeanor?
Again, the answer is yes. It may be possible to get the charges against you reduced to avoid the stiff penalties associated with felony drug convictions.
Will The Drug Charges Be On My Record Forever?
In some cases, it is possible to have drug charges expunged from your record. The specific charges against you and other factors determine whether the charges can be removed from your record.
Why Are Some Drug Charges Federal And Others State?
Federal prosecutors may bring drug charges in cases where drugs crossed state borders, or were handled as part of a larger conspiracy. Generally, federal drug charges involve larger quantities of drugs, but not always. State and federal crimes are handled differently, so it is important to choose an attorney who understands the court and rules that govern your case.
Can I Legally Own A Gun If I’m Convicted On Drug Charges?
The right to own a gun can be taken away, depending on the nature of the conviction. A misdemeanor possession conviction may not cost you this right. You should discuss this with your attorney and take it into consideration before deciding to plead guilty to a drug crime.
Can I Still Get Financial Aid After A Drug Conviction?
Maybe not. Some schools refuse to offer financial aid to students with a drug conviction. Again, you should consider this before entering a guilty plea in a drug case.
Contact Us Right Away
If you are being investigated for drugs or if you have been arrested for possession, manufacture, possession with intent to distribute or trafficking of any illegal substance, you need to contact a defense attorney as soon as possible. Call Lori S. Murray at 803-779-4472 or use our online form to schedule a free, confidential consultation. We can explain your rights and help you deal with the drug charges against you.