Did The Police Violate Your Rights?
One of the most important parts of a drug crime defense is examining the search and seizure. Did law enforcement officers have probable cause to search you? If they did not, any evidence seized when they searched you, your vehicle or your home may be inadmissible.
Former Prosecutors And Judge On Your Side
As former prosecutors, we know South Carolina’s search and seizure laws. We have prosecuted drug cases and can determine when police officers violate our clients’ constitutional rights. You can rely on our experience as prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys as we aggressively protect your rights in state drug crime cases. Contact us at Young & Young, Attorneys at Law, in Charleston.
An Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Make The Difference In Drug Cases
We represent juveniles, college students and adults in cases involving marijuana, crack, cocaine, meth, heroin, ecstasy, synthetic drugs and prescription drugs. Our experience with drug crime cases includes charges such as:
- DUI drugs
The goal in all criminal defense cases is to minimize the penalties, but the strategy behind this goal is tailored to each case. For people charged with drug trafficking, this may include getting the charges reduced and/or negotiating for the shortest sentence. For first-time offenders with substance abuse issues, we may argue for diversionary programs such as pretrial intervention and rehabilitation in lieu of jail time.
In all cases, we will work hard to protect your rights in a law enforcement and judicial system under pressure to reduce drug crimes. We ensure that our clients are not overcharged for a more serious crime such as distribution when they should have been charged with possession, for example.