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What are the marijuana drug laws and penalties in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, as in other states, the penalties for marijuana vary depending on many factors, like how much of the drug you have in your possession and how many offenses you have on your record. It is a good idea to know what some of the most basic penalties are, which are listed below.

If you have one ounce of marijuana or less, this is going to be a simple possession charge. If it is your first offense, you could see jail time, but it will not exceed 30 days, or you could be given a fine that ranges from $100 to $200. If it is your second offense or a subsequent one, your jail time cannot exceed a year, and the fine will range from $200 to $1,000.

Things change a bit if the amount of marijuana that is found exceeds one ounce. If so, for a first offense, your jail time cannot go over six months, and your fines cannot be higher than $1,000. If it is your second offense or a subsequent one, you cannot get more than a year in jail, and your fines cannot go over $2,000.

The biggest issues arise if you are trafficking marijuana. For example, if you have anywhere from 10 to 100 pounds of it, you could get between one and 10 years in jail and a fine of $10,000 for your first offense. A second offense increases the jail time to between 5 and 20 years, and the fine goes up to $15,000.

If you have been accused of a drug crime, you have the right to legal representation and a fair trial.

Source: web.usca.edu, "Information on South Carolina Drug Laws" Dec. 30, 2014

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