Jump to Navigation

Criminal defense for South Carolina police officer

Police officers are known to have a difficult job in which they see and deal with things most only see on television. Even though their service is to be commended, sometimes even police officers make mistakes. On occasion, these mistakes lead to criminal accusations and charges being filed, which could essentially ruin their career. South Carolina police officers accused of a crime, just like anyone else, have the right to a criminal defense to fight the allegations against them in an effort to clear their name.

Recently, an officer in the Columbia Police Department was arrested and charged with a criminal domestic violence incident. The officer, a 36-year-old male, supposedly physically assaulted his girlfriend during an argument. He was taken into custody and transported to a local detention center, but he has since been released.

South Carolina does have one of the highest rates of domestic violence incidents in the country, and it is certainly something that isn't taken lightly. The officer accused of this crime has been suspended from service without pay until this matter is resolved. It is unknown if any court dates have been set in his case.

Being accused of a criminal offense in South Carolina is a serious matter which can have long-lasting effects on a person's personal and professional life. In this particular case, if convicted of the charges, this officer faces not only losing his job and therefore his livelihood, but also jail time. A strategic criminal defense can help those accused of a crime fight for the best possible outcome, hopefully clearing their name or at least fighting to lessen any negative consequences that may result.

Source: thestate.com, Columbia police officer faces domestic violence charges, John Monk, March 23, 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