Fight to Protect your Freedom with a Drug Defense Attorney

Aggressive Representation at Affordable Prices

State or federal drug charges can have a serious impact on your life if you don’t take the right steps to protect yourself. Understand your rights, negotiate a better deal, and protect your freedom with William A. Hodge.

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Reduce the charges against you with a drug possession lawyer

Convictions for drug possession, use, or trafficking can carry severe penalties, especially for repeat offenders here in South Carolina. Before you decide to plead guilty, discussing your case with an experienced drug defense attorney can identify if:

  • Your arrest was lawful
  • Evidence was properly handled
  • Search and seizure were illegal
  • Your traffic stop was lawful
  • Probable cause was identified
  • There’s proof the drugs weren’t yours
  • All protocols were followed

Any evidence of errors or omissions can result in a reduction or dismissal of your charges. With the help of a skilled negotiator, you can achieve the best possible outcome from your situation, and protect your freedom, now and in the future.

When you need an experienced attorney for drug charges, think William A. Hodge

No matter what charges you’re facing, from cultivation and manufacturing to drug use or possession, I’m ready to fight to protect your rights. With extensive experience as a prosecutor, I know exactly how your opponent thinks and what strategies they use to secure a conviction.

As your attorney, I’ll help you uncover every detail that could help your case, and aggressively defend you, and your constitutional right to a fair trial. Get in touch for a free consultation to explore the options available for your situation.

Drug defense attorney you can trust

Most attorneys will tell you what you want to hear when it comes to drug charges, but with so much at stake, it’s vital to have realistic expectations of your situation. Honesty is the best policy for drug offenses, so I’ll ensure you have full understanding of the charges against you, explore every option to protect your future, and offer:

  • Undivided attention to your case
  • Thorough investigation of the evidence
  • Aggressive representation to protect your freedom
  • Inside knowledge of how prosecutors think
  • Expert negotiation skills to reduce the charges
  • Affordable rates with no hidden charges

South Carolina’s drug laws are highly regulated, and so are the protocols that must be followed to secure a conviction. Together we can uncover any discrepancies, and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Attorney for drug charges throughout Lexington and Richland Counties

What are the common legal challenges raised in drug cases?

Some of the common legal challenges that can be raised in drug cases include:

  • Unlawful searches
  • How evidence was obtained
  • Illegal traffic stops
  • Sufficient probable cause
  • Valid search warrants
  • Informed of your rights

If I intend to just plead guilty, do I need a lawyer?

It’s your constitutional right to defend yourself in any criminal case, even if you intend to plead guilty. But with the help of a lawyer, you’ll be able to:

  • Fully understand the charges and implications of a guilty plea
  • Have full disclosure of the evidence against you
  • Negotiate a better plea deal
  • Avoid collateral effects from a guilty plea
  • Reduce the penalties and punishments due

What is South Carolina’s stance on Marijuana?

In South Carolina, it’s illegal to possess, use, or be found under the influence of marijuana. You can face up to 30 days in jail for a first offense, along with a $200 fine for possessing amounts of up to one ounce of marijuana. Consequences increase if you’re found with larger amounts, or have any previous convictions.

How serious are drug convictions?

Out of all criminal offenses, drug convictions carry some of the most severe consequences, such as:

  • Lengthier prison sentences
  • Higher fines
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Loss of civil rights and professional licenses

Can I do anything about drugs found after a traffic stop?

Depending on the circumstances of your traffic stop, it can be possible to exclude evidence seized if the search was illegal or probable cause cannot be determined. You can learn more here.

When you need an experienced attorney for drug charges, think William A. Hodge

Drug convictions can have devastating consequences on your education, career, and freedom. Whether you’re facing state drug charges in Columbia or federal drug charges anywhere in South Carolina, I’ll fight to protect you, and your future.

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