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The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in South Carolina, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in South Carolina should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Jason B Turnblad

Jason B Turnblad
Cockrell Law Firm, P.C.
159 E. Main St.
Chesterfield, SC 29709
Licensed for 14 years, Jason B Turnblad is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Melvin Wayne Cockrell III

Melvin Wayne Cockrell III
Cockrell Law Firm, P.C.
159 Main Street
Chesterfield, SC 29709
Licensed for 20 years, Melvin Wayne Cockrell III is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

John M Ervin III

John M Ervin III
Ervin Law Ofc., PA
50 Public Square
Darlington, SC 29532
Licensed for 36 years, John M Ervin III is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Daniel L Blake

Daniel L Blake
Blake Law Firm, PA
97 East Market Street
Bennettsville, SC 29512
Licensed for 26 years, Daniel L Blake is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Zack Owen Atkinson

Zack Owen Atkinson
Speedy, Tanner & Atkinson, LLC
One Lafayette Ct.
Kershaw, SC 29020
Licensed for 19 years, Zack Owen Atkinson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Tonya Copeland Little

Tonya Copeland Little
Copeland-Little Law
524 W. Carolina Ave.
Darlington, SC 29550
Licensed for 15 years, Tonya Copeland Little is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Delton W Powers Jr

Delton W Powers Jr
Powers Law Firm, PC
PO Box 47
Bennettsville, SC 29512
Licensed for 44 years, Delton W Powers Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Edward E Saleeby Jr

Edward E Saleeby Jr
Saleeby & Cox, PA
PO Box 519
Hartsville, SC 29551
Licensed for 42 years, Edward E Saleeby Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

George W Speedy

George W Speedy
Speedy, Tanner & Atkinson, LLC
PO Drawer 100
Camden, SC 29020
Licensed for 46 years, George W Speedy is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

W.S. Watts III

W.S. Watts III
Smith Watts & Associates, LLC
508 S. Fourth St.
Hartsville, SC 29550
Licensed for 18 years, W.S. Watts III is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Bob Mobley Cook

Bob Mobley Cook
PO Box 530
Kershaw, SC 29021
Licensed for 16 years, Bob Mobley Cook is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Franklin B Joyner Jr

Franklin B Joyner Jr
Joyner Law Firm
170 Second St
Cheraw, SC 29520
Licensed for 18 years, Franklin B Joyner Jr is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Paul Vincent Cannarella

Paul Vincent Cannarella
Paul V. Cannarella, P.C.
111 North 6th Ave
Hartsville, SC 29559
Licensed for 41 years, Paul Vincent Cannarella is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

J Richard Jones

J Richard Jones
Fourth Circuit Public Defender
PO Box 6488
Darlington, SC 29540
J Richard Jones is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

The SCACDL advocates for the criminal defense profession and sponsors Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars throughout the year.


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