When facing a charge of possession, possession with intent, trafficking or any other drug-related charge, it is important to work with an attorney who will give you straight answers and who will fight for your rights in the courtroom.

As a Columbia drug possession lawyer, I defend clients in South Carolina against all types of drug charges. I make it a point not to give my clients unrealistic hopes or make outlandish guarantees. When you work with the law firm of William A. Hodge, Attorney at Law, I will give you an honest assessment of your case and a realistic picture of what you can expect going forward. I will take the time to learn about your situation and walk you through every part of the legal process.

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Drug possession is as simple as it sounds. Possessing any quantity of an illegal drug or an illegally obtained prescription drug will usually result in the criminal charge of possession.


Constructive possession is an extremely difficult charge for people to defend against because the charge does not even require you to have any actual possession of the drug in question. You could be charged with constructive possession, even if you had no knowledge of the marijuana in the trunk.

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These charges are focused on dealing or distributing a drug to another. If you are caught with a small amount, but with all the paraphernalia used in distributing — like scales, baggies and the like — you will most likely be facing a charge of possession with intent to distribute. Possession of abnormally large quantities could lead to a charge of trafficking.

I can defend you against charges of possession, possession with intent, distribution and trafficking of drugs that include:


Marijuana is by far the most common drug in possession charges in South Carolina. I have handled numerous marijuana charges of possession, possession with intent to distribute and distribution of marijuana.


The vast majority of crack cases I have seen are possession with intent to distribute. Because the law has such a low weight threshold for increasing a possession charge to a possession with intent charge, even a single rock can lead to intent to distribute if it is heavy enough.


Meth is becoming increasingly popular in South Carolina and throughout the country. The police have found many meth labs in recent years, and the frequency of meth possession, meth manufacturing and distribution has skyrocketed.


I can help defend you against any type of illegal drug charge, as well as illegal possession or distribution of prescription drugs.


If you have been charged with possession or any other drug crime, I encourage you to call me. Even if you don’t hire me, I want to be able to give you some idea of what you are facing and what you can expect in your case. I offer free initial consultations, so there will be no cost to you.

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