Municipal & Magistrate Offenses

When you or your child is facing criminal penalties in municipal court, it is crucial to make sure you have all the bases covered in your defense. In Charleston and surrounding areas of South Carolina, you have the opportunity to solidify your defense by putting a former magistrate judge and former prosecutors on your side.

At Young & Young, Attorneys at Law, we provide an aggressive defense against municipal charges, including those involving:

  • Marijuana
  • Possession or usage of a fake ID
  • Minor in possession of alcohol
  • Public intoxication
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Domestic violence in the third degree
  • Driving under the influence
  • Open container
  • Assault and battery in the third degree
  • Trespassing

This includes defending college students at the College of Charleston, The Citadel and any other South Carolina university that faces internal discipline in addition to criminal penalties.

Remember: Municipal And Magistrate Offenses Are Criminal Offenses

Too many people think of these offenses as "just a misdemeanor." There's nothing innocent about a misdemeanor. In fact, a misdemeanor conviction will result in a criminal record that can haunt you as you seek employment, college aid and housing in the future.

You Have Questions. We Have Answers.

Do I need to attend the court date?
Your lawyer can appear in court on your behalf.

How long does it take to resolve a municipal or magistrate case?
These cases move fairly quickly, so time is critical. The sooner you put an experienced attorney on your side the better positioned you will be.

What penalties am I facing if convicted?
In addition to the problems that come with having a criminal record, you will face jail time, fines and other ramifications. Your lawyer can help you identify your legal risks based on the specific offense.

What can I do to keep my record clean and get the best result?
The most important thing you can do is contact us for a free consultation. With experience as a judge and as prosecutors, we can view your defense options from every angle and position you to obtain the best possible result.