Our Criminal Defense Attorneys Aggressively Defend Drug Possession And Distribution Charges In Charleston
Drug crimes can range in severity, based on the type of drug in question and the amount of drugs that were found. At Young & Young, Attorneys at Law, we aggressively defend clients in Mount Pleasant, the city of Charleston, Charleston County and the surrounding communities who have been accused of a drug crime and are facing charges of possession, manufacturing or distribution.
Were Your Constitutional Rights Violated When You Were Searched For Drugs?
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. As former prosecutors, our criminal defense attorneys know and understand how to challenge South Carolina’s search and seizure laws. We have successfully prosecuted drug cases which means we also know exactly how to defend these cases. We have an eye for determining when police officers violate our clients’ constitutional rights.
An Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Make The Difference In Drug Cases
We represent juveniles accused of drug crimes, 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.