Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina

Q: How can a person have the same charge 3 times?

My friend was arrested, and when I look up his name under inmate search he has the same charge 3 times... Manufacturing / distribution 3. Three times though!? And one more charge, felon in possession of a firearm. I'm just confused as to how they are giving him three counts of the manufacturing / distribution 3?

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Stephen Grooms
Stephen Grooms
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: From your description the charging agency appears to be alleging that on 3 separate occasions your friend distributed and or manufactured a controlled substance. This is often the case when they have been building a case over a period of time against a defendant. You friend should strongly consider hiring a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible

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