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While practicing law for over 25 years, Steven has represented clients with on the job injuries and automobile wrecks. He has had successful trial appearances as well as settlements totaling over several million dollars. Over the past...
While in college at University of Georgia and George Washington University, David marched for civil and workers’ rights. After obtaining his law degree from the University Of South Carolina...
Attorney Jessie Glenn and the Glenn Law Firm are committed to providing effective legal counsel for their clients’ individual needs. With law offices in Aiken, South Carolina and Charleston, South Carolina Attorney Jessie Glenn offers his services to citizens in all counties in South Carolina....
Michael was drawn to the Steinberg Law Firm because of its long history, dedication to helping injured workers and strong reputation in personal injury trials. He especially recognized the importance of the firm’s reputation for delivering proven results for the injured people of South Carolina.
Jack spent the first 17 years of his legal career litigating cases in the State prosecutor's office. After graduating from the National College of District Attorneys Career Prosecutor Course in 1986, he rose to the rank of Deputy Solicitor, where he was responsible for the prosecution of violent felony offenders and the management of...
Ben joined the venerable Steinberg Law Firm, which was founded in the 1920s on the principle that injured workers deserved representation against forces bigger than themselves. At Steinberg, he is concentrating on personal injury, workers’ compensation, and social security disability cases.
Ben earned his undergraduate degree...
Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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