Magistrate Offenses

In the State of South Carolina, there is wide range of Magistrate Offense with varying degrees of consequences. When you have been charged with a magistrate offense you need an experienced attorney to represent you. 

Charges in SC:

  • Possession of Marijuana, 1st offense, §44-53-370

  • Petit Larceny, §16-13-30(A)

  • Assault and Battery 3rd degree (Simple Assault), §16-3-600

  • Shoplifting, §16-13-110

  • Driving under the Influence, §56-5-2930

  • Driving Under Suspension, §56-1-460

  • Traffic Tickets

    • Reckless Driving, §56-5-2920

    • Speeding, §56-5-1520

    • Failure to Signal, §56-5-2150

    • Driving with no Drivers license in possession, §56-1-190

    • Testing and Driving, §56-5-3890

    • Seat belt violation, §56-5-6520


  • There are a wide range of consequences that can result from a conviction. Penalties can range from 30 day to 90 days along with steep fines and the possibility to losing your drivers license.

If you have been charged with a Magistrate offense you need an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney that can protect your rights. Contact the Criminal Defense Lawyers of Templeton Mims & Ward to make sure that you get the best possible results in your case. 

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