DRUG RELATED CRIMES
Drug charges are among the most common charges people face in South Carolina. The type of drug (substance), the amount, and the purpose (trafficking, manufacturing, or possessing) all play a part in how you are charged. These charges may vary from misdemeanors with little to no jail time, to felonies with the possibility of significant jail time. Additionally, South Carolina has some of the strictest penalties for those convicted of a drug-related offense in the country.
Given the consequences facing you if convicted of a drug-related crime, it’s important to defend yourself. Hiring a criminal defense attorney to defend you against a misdemeanor or felony drug charge can be critical to your future success. Aaron De Bruin defends clients charged with drug-related crimes. If you’ve been charged in Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, or Pickens county, Aaron offers a free case evaluation to help you better understand some of the options available to you. Hiring an attorney isn’t an easy process, but neither is going through this difficult time in your life without an experienced attorney advocating for your best interests.
Sometimes, clients have made multiple choices that have negatively affected their life and their relationships with those around them. Sometimes, life’s circumstances have made getting away from an environment that isn’t good for them seem next to impossible. Sometimes, our clients just need a second chance and a fresh start. By defending your rights, and advocating on your behalf, the De Bruin Law Firm seeks to give those clients the fresh start, second chance, and professional advocate they need to get through the difficulties associated with being charged with a drug-related crime.
A conviction related to a drug offense can have a serious and detrimental impact on your future. The De Bruin Law Firm represents clients who have been charged with a drug offense and will work diligently to protect your rights during this stressful time that is the criminal process.
What will a criminal defense attorney do for my case?
Once I have evaluated your case I will provide you an overview of your case. This will describe among other things the criminal law process, how we will work together to navigate the criminal justice system, and what expectation I have for you as a client and what expectations you should have for me as your defense attorney.
What should my attorney do to prepare my case for trial?
I collect not only the evidence that the government is required to supply, but also gather my own evidence for your defense as well. I will talk to witnesses, look for other video from third party sources, and go to the scene of the alleged offense. I believe your case is far to important not to go the extra mile to insure we know all the facts for your case, to provide you the best possible defense.
What do I need to do to help my attorney defend me?
No one cares more about your case than you. While we prepare your case, we also prepare your for trial. The one thing we need most from you is total honesty. Remember, everything you and I talk about is confidential. I am on your side.
For Drug offense cases, we may require you to look into a rehabilitation facility. I have had client’s charged with drug crimes who unfortunately we suffering from serious addiction and needed help, not jail. When I was able to convince those clients to make the difficult decision and enter a rehabilitation facility it helped create a positive situation that made negotiating their case more favorable. Many criminal cases last over a year. If I can help get a client suffering from an addition on the path to recovery while defending them from their criminal drug charges, their future becomes much more optimistic, and often, so does their case. Changing your life prior to trial or before a plea will greatly decrease your changes of going to jail. We are here to help not only with your legal needs, but also to help you in life. We have seen success stories and want you to be one too.
How much does a criminal defense attorney cost?
Your attorney’s fees will be based on multiple things including but not limited to, the severity of the crime, the evidence against you, prior convictions, and the amount of jail time your are facing if convicted. For criminal defense services I charge my client’s a flat fee on almost all cases at the start of their case. Therefore, you know how much your case will cost on day one.
I also am aware that many people are unable to afford to pay thousands of dollars upfront. In order to better serve my clients I offer a payment plan option. If you’d like to see if you qualify for our criminal defense payment plan option please contact us by using our form, or call us directly at (864) 372-2896.
Who will handle my case?
How do you know the attorney you hire is the attorney who will represent you during the entire process? I personally guarantee that I will handle every part of your criminal case, you will not be passed of t a junior attorney.
Aaron De Bruin | Criminal Defense Attorney
For over 10 years, Aaron De Bruin has been dedicated to representing clients within the criminal justice system. Aaron is committed to relentlessly providing his clients the legal counsel they deserve during the difficult times associated with a criminal charge. He prides himself on the ability to defend his clients and constantly seek the most favorable outcome for their individual situation.
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