For many, particularly for those innocent of the crime for which they’ve been charged, an arrest is among the most traumatic experiences in life. If you have questions concerning a criminal charge or have been arrested or ticketed for any offense- be it a Felony or a Misdemeanor, in General Sessions, Municipal, Magistrate’s or Traffic Court- call us at 803-909-9415 to schedule a free, confidential consultation. Evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience: During those hours, Matt can be reached directly by e-mail, at email@example.com.
An arrest for a crime classified as a Felony is extremely serious; the result can have a long-lasting impact on your life. Many felony offenses carry mandatory minimum jail sentences, and, in some cases, prior convictions can be used to enhance a current charge and mandate enhanced penalties.
While seemingly insignificant, many magistrate and municipal-level misdemeanor offenses carry 30 days in jail and/or fines. These offenses might result in your driver’s license being suspended, or be used to enhance the penalty for a later arrest. It is important to speak to an attorney concerning your rights and the options available to you- which might include diversion programs such as Pre-Trial Intervention, the Alcohol Education Program or the Traffic Education Program- and whether or not the alleged offense is one eligible for Conditional Discharge.