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Criminal Defense

A Myrtle Beach, SC criminal defense attorney should be familiar with the area. Coastal Law, has two Myrtle Beach Criminal Defense Attorneys that have practiced in SC their entire career. They are very familiar with criminal laws in SC.

If you’ve been arrested then you may be facing steep fines or worse yet, jail time. A criminal defense attorney at Coastal Law Firm is here to help you.

Here’s why…

Being charged with a crime can be a frightening, life altering experience. It shows up on a background check and can affect your reputation, your family, your job, financial aid, your right to carry a firearm and most importantly your freedom.

As you can imagine, a conviction would alter your life forever.

Fortunately, the police, the prosecutor and investigators do make mistakes. Sometimes, they fail to follow legal procedures, other times they wrongfully accuse the innocent.

Whatever the case, a criminal defense attorney can examine the details of your case, the charges brought against you and build a defense to get you the best possible outcome given your situation.

But first, you’re probably wondering who we are, what we do and if we can help you with the charges brought against you. In most cases we can. In fact, if you’re facing a criminal charge in Horry County, Conway or Myrtle Beach, SC then we should at least have a conversation about your case.

Drinking & Driving

DUI convictions can have serious consequences. Depending on the factors surrounding your charge, consequences can be extremely high.

DUI convictions show up on a background check and cannot be expunged from your record. This could affect your current job and future employment opportunities.

Drug Offenses

If you’re convicted of a drug offense, the fines, penalties, and jail time can be severe depending on the factors surrounding the charge.

A conviction will make it difficult or impossible for you to get a job, qualify for financial aid or student loans, vote, carry a firearm, or enter the military.

Disorderly Conduct

Even though Disorderly Conduct is considered to be a misdemeanor, it comes with some not so pleasant repercussions.

One of the most unpleasant consequences of a disorderly conduct conviction is that they will show up on a background check and can affect your employment.

Traffic Violations

Most people think of traffic tickets being only about speeding, but you can get a traffic ticket for many different violations.

You want to avoid harsh penalties and protect your freedom to drive and avoid insurance rate increases. This is especially true of commercial drivers.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence in South Carolina centers around a household member. This household member is either injured or harmed by another household member.

This crime is even committed if a household member threatens or attempts to harm or injure a household member with the present ability to do so.

Assault & Battery

Assault & Battery charges can come with some harsh consequences. You may be facing probation or even jail time!

These charges absolutely will show up on a background check and when this happens it could mean losing your job and having a hard time finding a new one.

A Wide Range Of

Criminal Defense Services

If you don’t see your charge listed above call us.

If we can’t help you, we’ll refer you to someone who can.

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Criminal Defense

We provide legal representation for a wide range of criminal offenses but we can’t possibly list every single charge outlined in the SC Code of Laws. If you don’t see your charge listed on this page then give us a call and let’s have a conversation.

Last but not least, whether you’re currently under investigation or you’ve already been charged, you need to speak with a criminal defense attorney about your legal situation immediately. If this is an emergency we have attorneys available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you. Dial 843.488.5000 or use this form to send us an email.

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