Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving West Columbia
Since 1975

Hall & Hall Attorneys at Law

Facing criminal charges can be a very embarrassing and scary experience. The inevitable uncertainty that you experience when wondering what the future may hold, whether you will be able to see your loved ones again, or if you will be convicted of a crime you did not commit can be daunting. There are many cases in which individuals are wrongfully arrested and charged with crimes they did not commit, and there are also cases when innocent people are convicted. To help prevent this from happening, you need skillful and highly experienced representation on your side.

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South Carolina Criminal Sentencing

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, then you could face serious penalties for a conviction of your charge. Depending on the crime for which you are charged, you could face felony or misdemeanor penalties, based on the severity.

The penalties for various criminal convictions in this state are as follows:

  • Class A Felony — Up to 30 years in prison
  • Class B Felony — Up to 25 years in prison
  • Class C Felony — Up to 20 years in prison
  • Class D Felony — Up to 15 years in prison
  • Class A Misdemeanor — Up to 3 years in jail
  • Class B Misdemeanor — Up to 2 years in jail
  • Class C Misdemeanor — Up to 1 year in jail

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Criminal Offenses in Lexington County and Beyond

Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of impairing substances, such as alcohol, is a criminal offense in South Carolina. Being stopped by a law enforcement official and subjected to a DUI investigation, including but not limited to a field sobriety test and submitting a breath sample for testing, can be traumatic for a driver. If you are arrested and charged with this offense, then you could face fines, jail time, probation, driver's license suspension, and a criminal record for conviction. We work to protect your rights, and investigate whether the arresting officer conducted a legal traffic stop and proper DUI investigation. Retain strong legal counsel as soon as possible.

Drug crimes such as possession, cultivation, or distribution can result in hefty fines, jail time, and other penalties upon conviction. Depending on the class of drug in question, and the amount that was found at the time of your arrest, you could face more serious penalties. Many indictments for serious drug offenses result from months of investigation by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The volume of evidence should be reviewed by our experienced attorneys who understand how to interpret the information and analyze your case.

Assault, battery, and other similar offenses are considered violent crimes and can range from a misdemeanor to a felony charge. The crime of assault involves the fear of imminent bodily injury and requires little evidence to substantiate an arrest. This means that you could be arrested and charged with assault based on the testimony of an angry ex-spouse as an act of retaliation. This has happened before, and it is vitally important that you are not wrongfully convicted of a crime.

More Than 45 Years of Experience – Call (800) 809-5136 Today

At Hall & Hall Attorneys at Law, we provide premiere criminal defense representation to individuals who have been charged with committing a crime. With more than 45 years of combined experience and a desire to defend our clients' rights in court, we can assist you in whatever criminal charge you may face. Seek our legal assistance in your case as soon as possible to begin building a defense against your criminal charges and to learn more about how we can help you.

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