Posts Tagged With: drugs

Crackdown: New Synthetic Marijuana

syntheticThere has been a lot of talk lately about the crackdown on synthetic drugs. WMBF News released this news article that discusses a new synthetic drug, which has been dubbed “OMG, Kush, Magnolia Max, and/or Joker.” For more information on this new synthetic alternative, check out: here.

Buyers beware, just because you can find it on shelves in your local stores does not mean it is legal! About this time last year, the South Carolina governor signed a law making it illegal to sell and/or purchase synthetic marijuana. The punishment for possession of synthetic marijuana is equal to the punishment for marijuana. Many have changed the compounds in the synthetic marijuana in order to avoid the new law banning synthetic marijuana but the South Carolina lawmakers are working on ways to close the loopholes in the law. For more information on South Carolina’s plan on action regarding synthetic marijuana, take a look at: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/22213747/solicitors-office-aims-to-crack-down-on-synthetic-marijuana.

The following penalties show the differentiation the law makes between possessing a small amount versus a large amount of marijuana. For simple possession of marijuana, (no more than 28 grams), or hashish, (no more than 10 grams), the penalty carries jail time of up to 30 days or a fine ranging between $100 and $200. A second or subsequent offense carries up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $1000. If you are charged with carrying more than 28 grams of marijuana or more than 10 grams of hasish the penalties can reach up to 15 years of jail and/or up to $25,000.  If you are facing a subsequent charge for possession of more than 28 grams or more than 10 grams of hasish the penalties can include jail time of up to 30 years and up to $50,000.

If you are unsure if a product is synthetic marijuana, don’t buy it! Stores may be labeling it differently in order to avoid police suspicion. Not only can the store be criminally punished for selling it but also you can be punished as well for purchasing it. If you have any questions regarding the new laws concerning synthetic marijuana contact your local criminal attorney Daniel Selwa. If you are facing criminal charges for distribution or purchase of synthetic marijuana or natural marijuana, Daniel Selwa can help.  Call Daniel Selwa for a free consultation.

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Myrtle Beach Drug Charge Attorney

MYRTLE BEACH DRUG CHARGES LAWYER

 

Conway Drug Possession Attorney — Marijuana Possession Defense

Drug possession and other drug charges come with the possibility of harsh punishments if convicted, including jail time, prison time, fines and probation. You may also be disqualified from certain jobs and/or student programs offered, as well as possibly losing your driving privileges. If you are facing drug charges in Myrtle Beach or surrounding areas of South Carolina, it is critical to have an aggressive criminal defense attorney on your side.

At the law firm of Daniel A. Selwa, II, Attorney At Law, L.L.C., in Myrtle Beach, I am committed to helping my clients get a second chance. I understand that good people sometimes find themselves in bad situations. I will work diligently to protect your rights and minimize the impact these charges have on your rights and your reputation.

Not sure where to turn after your drug arrest? For a free consultation with me, call my office at 843-450-7566.

Skilled Defense Against Drug Charges

I defend clients against charges involving a variety of drugs, including marijuana, cocaine and illegally obtained prescription drugs. Whether you are facing charges of drug possession, drug trafficking or the possession of drug paraphernalia, it is important to realize that you face significant legal consequences.

Investigating the Legality of Your Arrest

In order to search your vehicle, including the glove box and trunk, police officers must have a valid search warrant. If proper procedures were not followed during your arrest, the evidence against you may not be permitted at trial.

Contact a Myrtle Beach Drug Charges Attorney

The most important thing to do after a drug arrest is to contact a lawyer. At this time, the police are not your friends and are not looking to do you any favors. To learn more about how I can help you fight back against drug charges, contact me today for a free consultation.

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