When the state brings violent crime charges against you, they’re building a case to prove that you used force or credibly threatened to use force against someone else. As a result, you’re facing some of the most serious charges under the law, with your entire future hanging in the balance. If you have been charged with a violent crime, you need an experienced defense attorney who understands South Carolina law to help you navigate the criminal justice system.
At the Thomas J. Adducci Law Firm, our Greenville violent crime attorney has handled thousands of cases, including successful cases against the most serious charges in state law. Our experience, skill, and determination makes us the fighter you need against the prosecution and police.
Discuss your case in a free consultation with our Greenville violent crime attorney if you have been charged. Call us at (864) 479-4973.
How Are Violent Crimes Defined in South Carolina?
Violent crimes involve the use or threat of force, with or without a weapon. Even threatening someone while pretending to hold a weapon can result in years of prison time. Assault, in fact, is defined as the attempt of violence; battery is a charge focused on the violence itself. That’s why violent crime charges often involve both assault and battery to some degree.
Some of the most common violent crimes in South Carolina include:
- Assault and battery
- Sexual assault
- Aggravated assault
- Aggravated battery
What Are The Penalties For Violent Crimes In South Carolina?
In South Carolina, the penalties for violent crimes are based on the type of crime committed and the prior criminal record of the defendant. For example, if you have a prior violent crime conviction, you will be charged with a felony if you are convicted of a subsequent violent crime, regardless of the harm done.
The penalties for a Class E felony conviction—the lowest felony degree for a violent crime—can include:
- Up to 10 years in prison
- Tens of thousands in fines
- Community service
In addition to prison time, felony offenders lose the right to own a firearm, are barred from certain jobs, and could lose custody of their children.
How Does A Violent Crime Defense Attorney in Greenville Help?
When you retain our firm, you are hiring an experienced attorney who will fight for your rights and your freedom. Attorney Adducci will work relentlessly to have the charges against you reduced or dismissed. After more than a decade in the trenches of public defense service, he has the legal experience and determination necessary to get the best possible outcome for you.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a violent crime, we urge you to contact our firm as soon as possible. We offer free initial consultations, so there is no reason to wait to get in touch with us. Our Greenville violent crime attorney is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can reach us whenever is convenient for you.
Contact our firm today at (864) 479-4973 to schedule a free consultation.
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