Domestic Violence Lawyer Charleston, SC
If you have been charged with domestic violence (DV, formerly known as CDV), you need an experienced domestic violence lawyer to vigorously advocate for your rights. Both our lawyers began their careers as prosecutors in the 9th Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Charleston, where they exclusively prosecuted domestic violence cases. Having handled hundreds of these cases, we understand them from the state’s perspective as well as from the criminal defense side.
At Young & Young, Attorneys at Law, our domestic violence attorneys each have a unique insight into South Carolina’s criminal domestic violence cases. You can trust in our experience with all aspects of domestic violence cases. When we investigate, we will assess the merits of the state’s case against you. We will explain your options, and we will discuss whether to negotiate or go to trial.
A Conviction Will Change Your Life
Too many people charged with domestic violence assume that the case will be dropped if the alleged victims do not want to press charges. However, prosecutors can still pursue the case without the victim’s cooperation. This is known as victimless prosecution and can be a serious problem for people who do not have an experienced domestic violence lawyer.
Being convicted of domestic violence may include penalties such as jail time and fines. If you are convicted, you will not be allowed to own firearms of any kind.
In addition, a civil order of protection may prevent you from seeing your children and staying in your home. Many aspects of your life will be negatively affected.