SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
Have you been arrested or accused of a crime?
Can I be sentenced to time in jail for a misdemeanor?
Yes. Under South Carolina law, misdemeanors are classified, for the purpose of sentencing into three categories: Class A, B, and C. If convicted of misdemeanor you may be incarcerated up to three (3) years and fined up to $2,500.
Do I need an attorney if I plan to plead guilty?
You always have the right to an attorney if you have been arrested or accused of a crime, no matter how you intend to plead. Generally, it is advised to gather as much information possible before making a pleading decision. A knowledgeable and skilled attorney can help you understand the consequences of pleading guilty and strongly advocate for the least damaging consequences.
Can I get my record expunged?
Under the Uniform Expungement of Criminal Records Act, not every offense is eligible for expungement. In general, juvenile offenses, non-convictions, and first offenses are eligible for expungement.