West Columbia, South Carolina Criminal Lawyers
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She received her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2013, and she is a member of the South Carolina Bar and the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SCACDL). She is a former board member for SCACDL, representing the 15th circuit which includes Horry and...
Dayne is the 2018 President of the South CarolinHa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a former circuit representative on that organization's Board of Directors. He is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense...
Prior to opening the Marc Brown Law Firm, attorney Marc Brown worked for a national law firm, defending large corporations and insurance companies. He has experience working both sides of a case, and he knows exactly how insurance companies evaluate...
Columbia, SC 29201
University of South Carolina School of Law
During Steve’s tenure as a public defender, he was...
AND LICENSES: Juris Doctorate, 1991
Honors: Elected to 1989 American Leadership Conference, Washington, D.C.
The James Madison Distinguished Service Award, The Federalist Society of America
Activities: President, The Federation of Federalist Societies of Chicago Law Schools
President, The Federalist Society of The John Marshall School of Law
Contributing Writer - Editor, The Decisive Utterance
Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, 1984
Honors: Member of the National Philosophy Honor Society, Phi Sigma Tau
May, 2002 - Admitted to practice law in South Carolina
November, 1991 - Admitted to practice law...
Daniel previously worked as a prosecutor with the Fifth Circuit Solicitor's Office. He handled a wide range of cases, including burglary, robbery, DUI & DUAC, and drug cases. As a prosecutor, he worked with Nelson Mullins, the Public Defender's Office, and Chief Municipal Judge Dana Turner in establishing South Carolina's first homeless court. In 2014, Daniel...
West Columbia Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
South Carolina Bar Association Pro Bono Program
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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