Police and prosecutors in South Carolina and at the federal level take instances of alleged drug manufacturing and cultivation very seriously. A conviction can carry significant, life-changing penalties, including years of jail or prison time. I am defense lawyer William A. Hodge. I have years of experience representing individuals in Columbia and the rest of the state who are facing serious federal and state drug charges.
My style is honest and aggressive. I will tell you what your options are, and I will go after the best possible result. My main goal is to protect your freedom.
Whether your charges involve marijuana, cocaine, heroin or another illegal substance, it is important to work with an attorney who is honest and who values your freedom above all else. As your lawyer, I will conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations against you to determine the right way to challenge the charges to avoid or minimize jail or prison time.
When I review the evidence against you, I will look carefully for holes in the prosecution’s case. I will make sure search warrants were legitimate and executed correctly. I will look for errors in the chemical tests that confirmed the type of drug that was seized. I will make sure police weighed the drugs correctly.
Each of these factors plays a role in the strength of the case against you as well as the severity of the consequences you face. For example, if the weight of the drugs is actually less than police said, it could reduce your sentence.
The sooner you call me, the sooner I can start working on your defense. Call my office at 803-457-2216 or send me an email to schedule a free consultation.
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