FREE CRIMINAL DEFENSE CONSULTATION
If you have been charged with a crime in South Carolina, it is very serious, no matter how small the crime seems to be.
The Law Offices of Thomas A. Smith are committed to defending adults and juveniles throughout South Carolina on any charges. Whether you have been charged with a drug crime, a fraud crime, a felony, or a misdemeanor, I will do everything I can to get you the best possible outcome.
I will work to :
Reduce your charges
Limit your penalties
Protect your rights
Expunge your record
Fight passionately in court on your behalf
No matter who you choose to defend you, it is critical to contact a criminal defense lawyer in South Carolina immediately. You need to protect your rights to the fullest extent of the law.
Municipal and Magistrates Courts
Municipal and Magistrates Courts in the Charleston, South Carolina area handle misdemeanor charges that took place in the county. Misdemeanors carry a potential jail term of up to 1 year while many are capped at 30 days and a fine. Sometimes you are just issued a ticket and are given a court date.
BE CAREFUL; JUST PAYING THE TICKET IN MANY CASES IS EQUIVALENT TO PLEADING GUILTY AND CAN HAVE MAJOR CONSEQUENCES.
Consult The Law Offices of Thomas A. Smith or another attorney before just paying a ticket. A guilty plea on your record for a minor offense now may not seem like a big deal at the time, but it can have drastic consequences in the future. Many misdemeanor offenses can be adverse to you if you are ever charged with a future crime. These minor offenses can be used against you in court or in other ways. Also they can lead to the suspension of your driving privileges in South Carolina. Examples include :
Driving Under Suspension (DUS)
Driving Under the Influence or While Impaired (DUI, DWI)
Failure to stop for Blue Lights
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Felony Crimes are much more serious and can have a major impact on your life, your future and your rights, even after jail time has been served if you were to be found guilty. The Law Offices of Thomas A. Smith is ready to fight zealously on your behalf to protect your rights and protect your future. If you have been charged with a FELONY crime, contact me or another attorney immediately.
Homicide or Murder
Burglary or Robbery
Any other serious crime
I work primarily as a Criminal Defense & as a DUI Lawyer in the extended Charleston, SC Lowcountry region which includes: Mt. Pleasant, James Island, Folly Beach, Johns Island, Daniel Island, West Ashley, Summerville, North Charleston, Hanahan, Goose Creek, Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, Seabrook Island, Kiawah Island, Edisto Island, Edisto Beach, Moncks Corner, Dorchester, Ladson, Wadmalaw Island, Mc Clellanville, Awendaw, Huger, Ridgeville, Jacksonboro, Ravenel, Hollywood, Pinopolis, Adams Run & Cottageville. Includes Charleston County, Berkeley County, Dorchester County, and Colleton County.