Jump to Navigation

South Carolina couple has right to criminal defense

Some may feel that violent crime is on the rise in South Carolina. This increase seems to have police on high alert and has the local federal task force on the lookout for suspected violent criminals. Recently, a couple was arrested, one for involvement in a series of crimes and the other for obstructing justice. Both have the right to a criminal defense for their individual cases.

A 31-year-old male with a previous criminal record was taken into custody after a shootout that resulted in injuries to both himself and a local police officer. Officers had been looking for the man since last month for his alleged connection in an armed robbery. When local authorities located him at his girlfriend's home, they succeeded in making an arrest after some difficulty. His girlfriend, home at the time of the arrest, was also taken into custody.

The male is currently being held at the local county jail without bond and is facing federal charges. The charges against him include attempted murder and weapons charges. His 21-year-old girlfriend is being held at a local detention center and is facing a charge of obstructing justice. Her bond has been set at $100,000. Currently, no court dates have been released for either case.

South Carolina residents accused of a crime may face harsh penalties under state and/or federal laws. Those accused have the right to a criminal defense, which could help mitigate the consequences they may face if convicted. Regardless of past criminal history, the presumption of innocence is guaranteed throughout the criminal proceedings. It is up to the prosecution to provide a high degree of proof in every element of the crimes they are accused of. If they fail in doing so, the charges against those accused would likely be dismissed.

Source: heraldonline.com, Officer shot Tuesday in Fort Mill released from hospital, Andrew Dys, Jan. 13, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Watch Our Videos

We have over 30 years of experience in personal injury and criminal law practice.

VerdictsAll Videos
Video

Personal Statement from Mr. Martin

“If you have been charged with a crime or been involved in a serious accident, the attorney you hire may be the most important decision of your life. There is no substitute for experience and commitment.

It is too late after unsatisfactory results to second guess your decision. If you would like to discuss your case, give me a call I’ll be happy to walk through it with you. “

Contact Us

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Location

The Law Offices of L. Morgan Martin P.A.
1121 3rd Avenue
Conway, SC 29526
Phone: 843-484-0993
Toll Free: 800-506-0311
Fax: 843-248-2842
Map and Directions

Super Lawyers Distinguished   | AV | LexisNexis | Martindale-Hubbell | PeerReviewRated | For Ethical Standard and Legal Ability NACDL 1958 | National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers American Board Of Criminal Lawyers The National Association Trail Lawyers | The Association