Several crimes involve domestic violence.
These crimes include:
- Domestic Violence, First Degree
- Domestic Violence, Second Degree
- Domestic Violence, Third Degree
- Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature
Charges of any domestic violence are serious. Penalties include lengthy jail sentences, high fines, and collateral consequences such as the loss of the right to own, transport, or possess firearms or ammunition. Domestic violence cases can be especially complicated due to the nature of the relationship between the accused and the alleged victim. In South Carolina, domestic violence requires some action against a household member. A household member is defined as a spouse, former spouse, persons who have a child in common, and persons who are cohabiting or formerly have cohabited. Defending domestic violence cases requires a careful investigation of any allegation. Contact our local Charleston lawyers today for a free consultation.
What to expect when contacting my office?
As a North Charleston prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney, I have handled hundreds of domestic violence cases. Now, I am using that experience to benefit clients as a defense attorney in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. All domestic violence related cases, from first offense cases through cases handled in the general sessions court, are serious because of the collateral consequences of a conviction.
My office offers free consultations for all domestic violence cases. During our consult, we will discuss your case and I will explain your rights to you. If you decide to retain me, I will begin working to get you the best result I am able to for you.