South Carolina law imposes various penalties for drug-related crimes, including possession, trafficking, and manufacturing. Manufacturing includes growing, cultivating, and producing controlled substances to be sold illegally. Because manufacturing typically involves producing large quantities for distribution, the consequences are much more severe than those for other drug crimes.
Manufacturing charges can also be brought in federal court, where the penalties are often more serious. A single conviction can result in fines as high as $250,000 and prison sentences that go all the way up to 99 years. If you are facing a manufacturing charge, do not assume you will be convicted. I have successfully defended drug manufacturing cases in both state and federal court.
When it comes to drug manufacturing crimes, law enforcement officials cast a very broad net. Because making certain substances, such as methamphetamines, requires professional-grade lab equipment and large quantities of supplies, simply possessing certain items can land you in jail on a manufacturing charge.
Additionally, it is not uncommon for police to arrest pharmacists and lab technicians who have access to legal chemicals used to produce controlled substances. In some cases, even delivery truck drivers have found themselves accused of manufacturing illegal drugs. Although these individuals may be completely innocent of any crimes, they must still defend themselves against serious drug charges.
Although many within the criminal justice system feel sympathy toward individuals charged with abusing drugs, they feel nothing but contempt for the people who make them. As a result, they aggressively pursue convictions for drug manufacturing.
Prosecutors use every available evidence collection method, including wiretapping, surveillance, and the use of informants. Because the stakes are so high, you need a drug crime lawyer who will use just as many defense tactics to either reduce your charges or get your case dismissed.
Because a drug manufacturing charge carries such strict penalties, the prosecution must satisfy the highest legal standard to obtain a conviction. Unless the government proves your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, you cannot be convicted. Through years of courtroom experience, I know how to uncover police mistakes and expose improper procedures.
Common law enforcement errors include illegal searches, improper seizures, and invalid warrants. Evidence obtained through illegal methods can result in your case being thrown out of court. Without a highly trained defense lawyer on your side, you risk missing these errors and forfeiting your rights.
When you have been charged with a crime, you need an experienced lawyer who focuses exclusively on defending criminal cases and who will aggressively protect your rights. Throughout my career, I have successfully handled every type of criminal defense case. More importantly, criminal defense is the only thing I do. I have witnessed firsthand how a criminal charge can negatively impact every area of a person’s life. As a lawyer, I consider it a privilege to help people during this stressful time in their lives. Call us today at (854) 777-0744 for a free consultation to discuss.
When you have been charged with a crime, you need experienced lawyers who focuses exclusively on defending criminal cases and who will aggressively protect your rights. Throughout our careers, We have successfully handled every type of criminal defense case. More importantly, criminal defense is the only thing we do..
Chris concentrates in criminal defense in federal and state courts. Chris concentrates on defending clients accused of white collar crimes, street crimes, sex offenses and capital murder in the South and around the country.
Since launching his private practice in 2007, Chris has represented clients in serious matters from Las Vegas to New York City to San Juan, Puerto Rico. However, the bulk of his practice is fighting for men and women accused of crimes in and around South Carolina.
In our modern day rush-to-judgment society, people charged with crimes are often convicted in the court of public opinion long before they ever step foot in a courtroom. Despite citizens of this country being innocent until proven guilty, the reality is that in this day and age you have to fight for your innocence.
I pride myself in knowing that I can be the voice that helps a client through what is perhaps the most difficult time in their life. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to every client that walks through our door. As a group, we work together to ensure our clients achieve maximum possible results in any situation.