If you have been accused of a crime in South Carolina, you must act quickly. Your freedom and future are at stake, and the outcome of your case could have a huge impact on your life. We understand how stressful this can be and stand ready to defend you against the charges you are facing.
You Have Rights After a Criminal Charge
If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, you still have rights. You have not yet been convicted of anything and are considered innocent until proven guilty.
We defend clients every day against criminal charges, including:
DUI: If you have been charged with driving under the influence, you face both financial penalties and possible jail time. DUI covers alcohol, drug and related charges and is a serious offense in South Carolina; a lawyer is essential for your court appearance.
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Minor in Possession: Don’t derail your child’s future; if your minor has been accused of possessing alcohol, you must give them the best possible legal defense. Their future depends on it. In South Carolina a conviction of MIP will result in a suspended driving privilege and possible loss of College Scholarships.
Under Aged Drinking: Whether your minor child has been arrested or you’ve been charged with providing alcohol to minors, we can help..
Public Disorderly Conduct: It may seem minor, but a disorderly conduct conviction will show up on a background check and could prevent you from getting a job or credentials.
Simple Possession of Marijuana: Legalized Marijuana in all 50 States could potentially be a reality. However, until that time, you need to understand that in South Carolina there are still serious penalties for possession of Marijuana. South Carolina uses a weight-based system. The weight of the Marijuana in your possession can determine whether you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor. Simple Possession of Marijuana in South Carolina is considered less than one ounce and is a misdemeanor. However, even the effects of a conviction of Simple Possession, can have a huge impact on your future. If you have been arrested for any type of Marijuana charge you need to give us a call and schedule a free consultation with Nick Lavery, our Criminal Defense Attorney.
Shoplifting and Theft: A crime of this nature is a serious mark on your permanent record and will show up on a background check. It could prevent you from securing work in any number of fields from banking to retail if you are found guilty.
Criminal Domestic Violence: If you have been accused of harming a family member or loved one, we can help. We know there are two sides to every story and will work with you to craft a defense and a strategy for moving forward. Being convicted of a CDV carries severe penalties including the loss of the right to own firearms.
Assault and Battery: If you are accused of injuring someone in a fight or assaulting them, you could face a fine or jail time. We help mitigate the risk of an unwanted outcome and ensure you get the best results possible after an arrest, including possibly avoiding a conviction.
Drug Charges: South Carolina takes a harsh stance on drug offenses and will penalize those found in possession or selling illegal substances severely. You must have a strong legal defense to prevent conviction and a lengthy prison sentence.
Boating Under the Influence – BUI: Upstate South Carolina has many beautiful lakes and rivers available for boaters to enjoy. You need to be familiar with the laws associated with boating in South Carolina. If you have been arrested or charged for BUI, you need an experienced attorney who can help you navigate through this difficult time and help protect your future both professionally and financially from these charges. Attorney Nick Lavery in Clemson, SC has the knowledge and experience to help you with your case.
Get Help With Criminal Defense in South Carolina
If you have been charged with a crime, don’t delay. Contact our office right away so we can hear the full story and develop a defense strategy that will get you the best possible legal outcome for your case. Contact us today to get the help you need with criminal charges; we’re on your side and will work hard to ensure you get the best possible outcome.