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Yes, You Can Be Charged With Selliing Drugs Even If You're Not Selling Them

People charged with South Carolina drug crimes like possession with intent to distribute or trafficking are shocked to learn the State does not have to prove they sold drugs. South Carolina criminal defense attorney Rob Usry explains the basis for these charges.

Transcript

Here's a question we get a lot. “How can I be charged with drug distribution or trafficking if there's no proof I'm a dealer?” Well, shockingly, South Carolina law can charge you with these offenses just based on the weight of the drugs you're caught with. Basically, the law presumes you're a dealer even if there's no proof of it. Here’s how it can work. You can be charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana if you're caught with more than an ounce or cocaine trafficking if you're caught with more than 10 grams. It can get worse, sometimes you can be charged with these offenses even if you have less than the required weight if you get caught with items often associated with the drug trade like multiple baggies digital scales or other drug paraphernalia.

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If you're facing drug charges, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your future and your freedom and a seasoned criminal defense attorney may even be able to find defenses for you, you didn't even know about. If you've got questions about your drug charges start a live chat right where you are or call to schedule a free strategy session so we can start building your defense. I thank you for thinking about this with me and I hope I see you soon.

 

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Rob is a South Carolina personal injury and criminal defense lawyer.