Criminal Defense

When Facing Tough Times… You Need Someone You Can Trust

Summerville Criminal Defense Lawyer with Trial Experience

Fierce Legal Advocates in South Carolina 

In 2020, over 7,899 arrests were reported by the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division. After an arrest, the future may seem uncertain and those accused of a crime may feel hopeless. While the criminal justice system exists to hold the guilty parties responsible for their actions, it also exists to protect the rights of those accused. 

At TMW Law, we understand that navigating the criminal justice system can be daunting. If you have been arrested and/or charged with a crime, our criminal law team is here to provide you with essential legal representation. From arrest to trial, those accused of a crime face numerous challenges and are extremely vulnerable to the system. Our attorneys are fierce advocates for our clients and provide timely guidance backed by over 40 years of combined experience. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, our attorneys can give you the support you need and the fierce defense you deserve. 

Call our Summerville criminal defense attorneys at (843) 891-6100 and entrust your case to a firm that cares about your best interests.

What To Expect After a Criminal Arrest 

An arrest can take an emotional toll on you and your family. Many people facing criminal charges feel anxious and hopeless about the outcome of their case, but it is important to understand that the outcome of a criminal case is often determined by the events leading up to and during an arrest. 

Individuals are at their most vulnerable during and right after an arrest. During this phase of the criminal process, law enforcement, and investigators have enough evidence to perform an arrest, but they most likely do not have enough evidence to convict. It is during this period that people are in danger of incriminating themselves. Investigators are required to inform individuals of their Miranda Rights

These are rights granted to all citizens and include the right to legal representation and the right to remain silent. The right to remain silent exists specifically to help prevent self-incrimination which can occur when a person reveals information that could prove their involvement in the crime. For example, if a person tries to say that they only drove the getaway car, they are implicating themselves as accomplices to a crime. 

After an arrest, it is crucial that individuals accused of a crime contact an attorney as soon as possible. Contacting an attorney after an arrest can prevent self-incrimination and build the foundation for a strong defense. 

What Happens After an Indictment in SC?

After an indictment in SC, the accused is summoned to appear in court. The courts will read the charges against them, and they can plead guilty or not guilty. If they claim guilty, the trial will end, and they will be sentenced according to their crime. 

The TMW Law Difference defending Dorchester County, sc

At TMW Law we treat every client with the respect they deserve. As a boutique firm, we can handle each case personally and can devote a level of personalized attention that is unmatched. We represent individuals accused of various crimes including DUIs, theft, juvenile crimes, drug crimes, and more. Our exceptional team can investigate your case thoroughly and identify any mitigating factors or legal defenses that could improve the outcome of your case. We also work hard to protect your rights throughout the entire process – from arrest through conviction.

When facing criminal charges, it is also critical to determine if an individual’s constitutional rights were violated during any point of the criminal process. Our attorneys have decades of experience in identifying such violations and then use that knowledge to build an effective legal defense strategy for our clients. 

At TMW Law, we strive to achieve the best possible outcome for each and every case we take on. No matter what type of crime you may have been charged with, our experienced criminal law team will ensure you are fully informed throughout your case and get the strongest legal representation available. 

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We understand that the criminal justice system is complex, but you do not have to face it alone. Contact TMW Law today for a free initial consultation and let us help you get your life back on track. We are here to help every step of the way. Together, we can make a difference in your case and ensure you receive fair treatment in court. Let us put our years of experience to work for you.

Schedule a free initial consultation with our Summerville criminal defense lawyers today.

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