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Have you or a loved one been charged with marijuana possession in Lexington, South Carolina? The Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, located in Lexington, South Carolina, represents clients charged with marijuana possession and other serious drug crimes.

Simple Possession of Marijuana, many times shorted to SPMJ on tickets, is a South Carolina drug crime. It is the offense of being in possession of less than 28 grams of marijuana. It is a criminal offense pursuant to S.C. Code § 44-53-370. You are considered to have been "arrested" if the officer ticketed you or elected to take you to jail.

Individuals charged with marijuana possession by the Lexington County Sheriff's Department or the South Carolina Highway Patrol will frequently have their cases referred to the Lexington County Traffic Court, or to one of the county's six regional Magistrate Courts. The date provided on your ticket or citation is a trial date where the judge will expect you to either plead guilty or have a trial conducted where the issue will be whether or not you are guilty, and if so to sentence you in accordance with South Carolina drug laws.

First time offenders, even students or working professionals, face potentially lifelong consequences from a conviction. You are considered convicted if you plead guilty, forfeit your bond or are found guilty by the Court. These consequences include a jail sentence, loss of employment or college opportunities and a publically available criminal record.

It is important to note that no case is hopeless, and as an experienced Lexington Criminal Defense Attorney James Snell is prepared to use every available legal or factual defense as necessary to protect his client. Additionally we are familiar with the diversion and other programs that can help good people who may in fact be guilty avoid the criminal penalties associated with a marijuana or other drug charge.

Contact a Lexington Drug Defense Attorney Today

To schedule your meeting with our Lexington Criminal Defense Attorney contact our office today at (888) 301-6004. Initial consultations are provided at no cost to those facing drug or other criminal charges.

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