Caught with Pot in South Carolina, what are my rights?

Marijuana laws are changing all over the country, but here in South Carolina, it is still illegal to possess even small amounts of Marijuana (Pot) or any other controlled substance.

If a cop finds you with marijuana, or any other controlled substance, you will be charged. But, there are many rights that protect you from illegal searches and seizures. It is almost impossible to think of every situation that you may be caught in possession of illegal drugs. Many people hope that these laws will soon change, but until then it is still considered a crime. If you happen to get caught with a controlled substance, are arrested or issued a criminal citation or ticket contact a lawyer immediately. 

A criminal drug charge in South Carolina is serious and can have a lasting impact on your record for years to come. It also could come with the possibility of jail time and large fines. 

Everyone has the right to be innocent until proven guilty. The Law Offices of Thomas A. Smith can and will represent you and fight zealously on your behalf ensuring you the best possible outcome from a criminal charge in Charleston, South Carolina and the surrounding area. Please don't hesitate to set up a free criminal defense consultation to see what rights you do have and to protect them to the fullest extent of the law.