10/21/2015 0 Comments
Simple Possession of Marijuana
Beaufort County SC Drug Attorney
Simple Possession of Marijuana is one of the most common criminal charges in South Carolina. While attitudes regarding the use and possession of Marijuana are changing across the nation, a conviction for possession can have serious consequences in South Carolina. Unfortunately, most people do not realize this, and they decide against hiring a lawyer who handles these types of cases.
In South Carolina, a conviction for Simple Possession of Marijuana, can lead to: 1. the suspension of your driver's license (if your arrest was prior to April 12, 2011); 2. disqualification for certain jobs, scholarships or government programs; 3. a criminal record; and 4. increased punishments if you are convicted of another drug offense in the future. Fortunately, the law in South Carolina was recently changed, so a drug possession arrest after April 12, 2011 will no longer result in a license suspension in South Carolina. However, if you are not licensed in South Carolina, whether or not a Simple Possession of Marijuana charge will result in a suspension will depend on the laws and policies of your home state.
The stakes are too high to go it alone. Call attorney Christopher J. Geier and arrange a free consultation to discuss your rights. There may be hope in your case and we are committed to reaching the most favorable result for our clients.
If you have been charged with Simple Possession of Marijuana in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Ridgeland, Hardeeville, Yemassee, Jasper County, SC or the surrounding areas of the Lowcountry, please e-mail us or call 843-986-9449, to schedule a free consultation today.