Criminal Defense Attorney in Anderson, SC

One of the most important decisions you might ever have to make is the selection of the right criminal defense lawyer to represent you, a loved one, or a friend in a criminal investigation or facing criminal charges that have been brought by a federal or state law enforcement agency. Our firm believes this decision should not be taken lightly and that you should know what you are getting into and what you can expect.

Criminal Defense Law in Anderson, South Carolina

When you have been charged with a crime, you need to know your rights and what to do if you are arrested. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  1. Invoke your right to remain silent regardless of innocence or circumstances
  2. Do not resist arrest as this can add to your charges
  3. Exercise your right to an attorney

Regardless of the charges or what you are (or are not) told by the arresting officer, you should follow the above guidelines to avoid additional charges, self-incrimination, or other negative consequences.

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South Carolina's criminal law has various specifications of certain crimes and how they are handled. For instance, the sale of marijuana is still punishable and is classified as a felony while possession is a misdemeanor. South Carolina also uses capital punishment, or the death penalty, for cases— usually reserved for cases involving murder. 

Criminal Cases Our Firm handles 

With extensive experience in defending individuals charged with felonies and misdemeanors, our firm has handled cases involving: 

  • DUI Defense
  • Felony Charges
  • Misdemeanor Charges

Primarily focused on DUI cases, our attorneys have sharpened their skills and developed an intense skill set that can benefit you and the pursuit of a just outcome in your case. 

DUI Charges in South Carolina 

Currently, South Carolina DUI law states that penalties are dependant on any prior DUI charges the defendant may have. Examples of jail time incurred by a DUI are:

Each example is based on a blood alcohol content (BAC) level over .08% 

  • First offense - a minimum of 48 hours in jail and a maximum of 30 days in jail 
  • Second offense - a minimum of 5 days in jail and a maximum of 1 year in jail 
  • Third offense - a minimum of 60 days in jail and a maximum of 3 years

Other possible penalties include community service, fines, ignition interlock, license suspension, and mandatory enrollment into a substance abuse program. 

Get the Attorney You Deserve 

Whatever your case or charges are, you deserve the best legal representation in Anderson, South Carolina. Our team of lawyers can provide you with top-level service and tough representation as they fight to protect your rights and freedom. Don’t wait to get the legal counsel and advocacy you need. Call our office today and schedule a consultation.

Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Anderson, South Carolina

Do you need someone to advocate for your rights and freedom? Are you being formally charged with a felony or misdemeanor?

Whatever your situation is, whatever the prosecutor claims, our team of criminal defense lawyers can craft strategies that will launch the fight for your freedom and your reputation. Get the representation that will give you the best shot. Call us today!