It is an overwhelming feeling to be investigated by law enforcement and certainly to be arrested on formal criminal charges. For most, this is a new and unfamiliar experience, leaving the accused powerless and scared. The biggest mistake that anyone can make during this process is trying to handle it alone. Remember, just because you have been charged with a crime does don’t mean that you have to be convicted.
C. Austin McDaniel has dedicated his legal career to representing clients accused of criminal offenses in Upstate South Carolina. As a prosecutor in the Eighth Judicial Circuit, he learned first hand that the accused’s most important asset is a dedicated criminal defense lawyer who knows the law and that relentlessly protects their client’s rights. Austin protects his clients from the immense power and resources of the State and law enforcement.
Whether this is your first time being arrested or you are a repeat offender; no matter if your charges are pending in Magistrate Court or you have been indicted in General Sessions, you need to know the ramifications of a possible conviction. Certain charges carry mandatory jail and prison time, others take away your right to bear arms, many charges contain enhancements that can elevate misdemeanors to felonies. All charges have far reaching consequences on your criminal record, your ability to drive, future employment and your civil liberties.
If you have been charged with a crime in Anderson, Oconee, Pickens, Greenwood or Abbeville County, call Criminal Defense Attorney, C. Austin McDaniel immediately for a free consultation.