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South CarolinaCriminal Defense Lawyers in Dorchester County, South Carolina

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 Dorchester County, 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 Dorchester County, 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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Robert Douglas Robbins

Robert Douglas Robbins
Robert D. Robbins, Attorney at Law, LLC
110 N. Main St.
Charleston, SC 29483
Licensed for 34 years, Robert Douglas Robbins is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Randall L Charpia

Randall L Charpia
Charpia Law Firm, LLC
300 N. Cedar St. Suite A
Charleston, SC 29483
Licensed for 13 years, Randall L Charpia is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark Alan Leiendecker

Mark Alan Leiendecker
Mark A. Leiendecker, LLC
610 N. Cedar St.
Summerville, SC 29483
Licensed for 29 years, Mark Alan Leiendecker is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Scott Bischoff

Scott Bischoff
107 W. 6th N. Street
Dorchester, SC 29483
Scott Bischoff is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Russell D. Hilton

Russell D. Hilton
Russell D. Hilton, Attorney at Law, LLC
104 South Pine Street
Summerville, SC 29483
Licensed for 16 years, Russell D. Hilton is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Michael Dean Coleman

Michael Dean Coleman
107 West 7th N. St.
Charleston, SC 29483
Licensed for 21 years, Michael Dean Coleman is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Russell A DeMott

Russell A DeMott
DeMott Law Firm, P.A.
1520 Trolley Rd.Ste.A Suite A
Berkeley, SC 29485
Licensed for 16 years, Russell A DeMott is a Criminal Defense and Consumer Law lawyer... read more >

Mitchel Edward Farley

Mitchel Edward Farley
First Circuit Public Defender
107 W. 6th North St.
Dorchester, SC 29483
Licensed for 14 years, Mitchel Edward Farley is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mary P LeMatty

Mary P LeMatty
First Circuit Public Defender
107 W. 6th North St.
Summerville, SC 29483
Mary P LeMatty is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John Matthew Loy

John Matthew Loy
First Circuit Public Defender
107 W. 6th North St.
Summerville, SC 29483
Licensed for 33 years, John Matthew Loy is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Chelsea Brooke McNeill

Chelsea Brooke McNeill
Fourth Circuit Public Defender
107 W. 6th Street Suite 100
Summerville, SC 29483
Chelsea Brooke McNeill is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michelle Ranee Suggs

Michelle Ranee Suggs
First Circuit Public Defender
107 W. 6th N. St. Suite 100
Summerville, SC 29483
Licensed for 22 years, Michelle Ranee Suggs is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Susan Gail Williams

Susan Gail Williams
Richland County School District One
107 West 8th North St.
Summerville, SC 29483
Licensed for 38 years, Susan Gail Williams is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

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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