Crimes Against Persons or Property

domestic violanceCriminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Domestic Violence (CDV) – there are several ways a person can be charged for this offense.
– CDV 1st offense
– CDV 2nd offense
– CDV 3rd offense
– CDV of a High and Aggravated Nature (CDV HAN)

Criminal Domestic Violence offenses can carry mandatory jail time in South Carolina.  It is important to meet with a criminal domestic violence defense attorney in Myrtle Beac as soon as possible to understand the criminal penalties and long term possible consequences.

Many courts in South Carolina have criminal domestic violence prosecutors that prosecute these types of cases specifically.  The solicitor can prosecute the case with or without victim cooperation.  If a victim wants to dismiss a criminal domestic violence case, the prosecutor can still move forward with prosecuting the case.  Therefore, it is not within the victims control to dismiss or prosecute the case.  


If you or someone you know has been charged with CDV in Myrtle Beach or another part of South Carolina, or if you are a victim of CDV, our criminal defense attorney is available for a free consultation to discuss how we can help.

Assault and Battery

In South Carolina, there are several types of criminal charges that can result from an assault allegation.

-Assault 3rd degree
-Assault 2nd degree
-Assault 1st degree

These charges can all carry potential jail time.  Self defense and lack of intent are common legal defenses to these types of assault charges. If you or a loved on is being investigated or charged with any type of assault and battery charge, a free confidential consultation is recommended to discuss your case facts and options.

Breach of Trust with Fraudulent Intent

In South Carolina, a person may be charged with Breach of Trust with fraudulent intent.    The criminal charge is a misdemeanor or felony depending on the value or dollar amount of the item or property that is being accused of being taken with the intent to defraud the victim.  If you are being investigated, or arrested for this type of charge, we can discuss your case and options to help you.

These types of charges generally occur where there is a trust relationship.  Some examples might be where a breach occurs between employees and employers, contractors and residents, and other relationships where one person is accusing the other of depriving the other of property or failing to return property or otherwise depriving the person by way of deceit or cheat.  Sometimes this is the type of case that is also civil in nature and does not belong in criminal court to begin with.

Our criminal defense attorney can discuss your options with you in a free consultation.

Larceny, Receiving Stolen Goods, or Possession of Stolen Goods

In South Carolina, a person may be charged with larceny or theft, or possession of stolen goods, if he or she is accused of a stealing or taking without the consent or another, or being in possession of the “stolen” goods.   The criminal charge is a misdemeanor or felony depending on the value or dollar amount of the item or property that is being accused of being taken.  If you are being investigated, or arrested for this type of charge, we can discuss your case and options to help you.

Shoplifting

In a South Carolina shoplifting case, shoplifting can be classified as a misdemeanor or felony.  Whether the shoplifting charge is a misdemeanor or felony depends on the value of the item and or any prior shoplifting convictions you may have.  Shoplifting can be prosecuted for removing items from a store or by proving intent to remove items from a store.  Some of the larger stores have loss prevention departments specifically designed to aggressively prosecute shoplifting cases.   If you or a loved one is charged with a shoplifting offense, our criminal defense attorney that handles shoplifting cases can discuss your case and evaluate your options.  Shoplifting convictions can affect your criminal record, employment, and other major consequences.  Call our office for a free confidential consultation.

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