Drug Offenses

From first-offense misdemeanor charges involving small amounts of marijuana to major trafficking cases, the criminal law attorneys at Morton & Gettys have handled a range of drug offenses for clients.

They include:

  • Simple drug possession
  • manufacturing, distribution, & possession with intent to distribute
  • trafficking

An arrest or charge for a drug offense is not automatically a conviction, though. Sometimes people are charged simply because they are in close proximity to the drugs under the legal theory of constructive possession. Drug cases also can involve highly technical legal issues, such as whether the search or seizure was lawful.

Because of the potential consequences that come with a drug conviction – fines, jail time and future impact on employment and housing in having a criminal record – those facing even misdemeanor possession charges can benefit from having an experienced criminal law attorney on their side.

At Morton & Gettys, we work to identify any possible defenses. We examine the facts of the case and the circumstances of the arrest, including whether an illegal search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment was involved. We advise our clients about possible outcomes and their future impact, including jury trials and plea agreements.

If you are facing a drug charge, contact the experienced criminal law attorneys at Morton & Gettys in Rock Hill today, so we can get started on your defense.


James M. Morton

James M. Morton