Drunk driving is a serious offense in Columbia, South Carolina, and everywhere else in the United States. For first-time offenders, they may face misdemeanor charges if no one was injured in the incident. Another offense can lead to more serious, felony charges, depending on the circumstances. If the driver is involved in an accident that results in the bodily harm or death of another, he or she may be subject to felony charges, which can lead to long-term incarceration, fines and other penalties.
Drug-related offenses can be varied in South Carolina. There are numerous types of convictions due to drug charges, including drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, drug manufacturing and drug trafficking. The sentences for each charge vary. The type of drug and its quantity are all considered in determining the appropriate sentence for anyone convicted of a charge.
Recently, the Secretary of South Carolina's Department of Transportation was arrested on driving under the influence charges in Columbia, South Carolina. After the arrest, the director filed his resignation with the governor.
Use of prohibited drugs and their distribution are not tolerated in Columbia, South Carolina. The severity of drug charges depends on the type and quantity of the drugs seized. A person caught carrying a small amount of marijuana can be charged with drug possession, a misdemeanor. On the other hand, a person caught carrying five pounds of marijuana is likely to face charges of drug trafficking, a felony.