What Is a Non-Violent Drug Offense?
A non-violent drug offense is a drug offense that does not involve violence or the threat of violence. Examples of non-violent drug offenses include simple possession of a controlled substance, drug possession with intent to distribute, or drug trafficking. Although “non-violent drug offense” sounds less serious than a “violent drug offense,” and it often is, a conviction can still carry serious penalties in South Carolina including hefty fines and prison time. Here’s what you need to know about non-violent drug offenses in South Carolina....Continue reading