Drug Charge Attorney - Kent Collins Law FirmServing Aiken, Newberry, Lexington, Columbia SC
Put a former drug prosecutor on your side.
Maybe a cop pulled you over on a routine stop. Or perhaps you were just at the wrong place at the wrong time. However it happened, cops found drugs in your car or in possession.
You’re confused and distressed. Your mind is going a million miles an hour. It’s possible the drugs weren’t even yours. Either way, you’re facing a drug charge in South Carolina.
Now, you need a drug crime attorney who can advise you on your rights, help you navigate the criminal process, and fight for the best possible outcome.
Kent Collins understands drug charges.
Kent Collins has experience as a former prosecutor for the Lexington County narcotics squad, and he understands how to defend you against drugs charges based on your unique set circumstances. He can lay out your options, explain your rights, and vigorously defend you in a court of law.
“I have in-house private investigators who are retired narcotics officers. They can evaluate your case from an officer’s point of view to help come up with your defense strategy.”
-Kent Collins, Criminal Defense Attorney
Specifically, you need a drug charge lawyer in South Carolina who will:
- Fight the charge(s) filed against you,
- Protect your rights and reputation, and
- Work to minimize the impact this charge has on your life.
If you’re facing drug charges in South Carolina, you will need to make important and difficult decisions. But you don’t have to make them alone.
Types of drug crimes Kent can help you with
If you have been charged with…
- Intent to distribute,
- Manufacturing or
- Trafficking in illegal drugs
… then you need to choose your criminal defense attorney wisely.
Three reasons to choose Kent Collins as your attorney:
- He can think like a prosecutor. After all, he was one! Now, he puts that experience to work for you.
- He will dig into your case. Kent wants to know every detail of your case. It is the smallest of details that can make the difference between a dismissed charge and a conviction.
- He will answer your questions. Kent wants you to understand what’s happening. This helps him be an effective advocate for you.
Like others we’ve helped before you, you’re bound to have questions about your drug charge.
What if the drugs weren’t mine?
Kent will examine the facts of your case to determine what the best course of action is.
Can the drug charges be dropped?
Yes, the prosecutor or judge can choose to dismiss the charges, but they sometimes need a defense attorney to convince them.
Can drug charges be expunged from my record?
Yes, a non-conviction can be expunged from your record, and some first-time offenses can be expunged after a pre-determined period of good behavior.
Can you still own a gun if you’re convicted of a drug charge?
This depends on the charge, but a conviction can result in you losing your right to possess a firearm.
How much jail time will I serve if convicted?
This depends on whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony and whether you have prior convictions.
What if this is not my 1st offense?
Prior convictions often mean stiffer penalties for subsequent convictions. Even if this is your first charge related to a particular drug, prior convictions related to other drugs count. This means if you were convicted of marijuana possession in the past, a methamphetamine conviction later is considered a second offense.
Where is the court house?
If you were charged in Lexington County then your case will probably be heard at 205 E Main St, Lexington, SC 29072. Phone #: 803-785-8212.
For charges made in Richland County it’s likely your case will be heard at 1701 Main St #205 Columbia, SC 29201. Phone #: 803-576-1950.
** Important ** Depending on your charge your hearing may be held elsewhere.
Have more questions? Kent will be happy to answer them all. He will take the time to make sure you feel you are making informed choices about your drug charge.
The time to act is now.
It’s important to give your drug crime lawyer as much time as possible to help you. Prosecutors may already be building a case against you. And your drug charge attorney needs time to build your defense.
Would you like to speak with an attorney?
Call 803-808-0905, or use this form to schedule a consultation with Kent.