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Municipal Attorneys in Charleston, South Carolina

When facing criminal penalties in municipal court, it’s crucial to make sure you have all the bases covered in your defense. At Young & Young, Attorneys at Law, our municipal attorneys provide an aggressive defense against the following charges:

  • 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

College Student Defense

Young & Young, Attorneys at Law have years of experience defending Charleston-area college students against a full range of criminal charges and school offenses.

As former prosecutors, we understand the negative impact a criminal record can have on your future. That’s why our municipal lawyers will work hard to get your criminal charges reduced or dismissed when possible.

Too many think of these offenses as “just a misdemeanor.” There’s nothing innocent about a misdemeanor. These offenses can haunt you in the future if they aren’t handled correctly.

If you or your child have been arrested or charged with a crime, it’s imperative that you contact our law firm for help. We are available 24 hours a day.

Steps of a Municipal Offense

Step 1

Getting the discovery and analyzing it thoroughly.

Step 2

Our municipal attorneys attend court on your behalf.

Step 3

We analyze the results from court and conversation with the prosecutor.

Step 4

Make a decision to go to trial or not.

Why Choose Us

Attorneys Adam and Kelley Young both began their legal careers as prosecutors at the 9th Circuit Solicitor’s Office in downtown Charleston.

Adam’s success as a trial lawyer led to membership in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Kelley’s success as a litigator led her to being appointed by the governor of South Carolina as a magistrate judge for Charleston County.

Throughout their careers, they have developed good professional relationships with local court personnel, prosecutors, law enforcement, and other lawyers.

When you hire Young & Young, Attorneys at Law, your case is not going to be passed off to an associate that doesn’t have the experience to get you the best result possible. Adam and Kelley will personally handle your case and get the best outcome as possible since they are well versed in both sides of the court.

You Have Questions. We Have Answers.

Do I need to hire an attorney or can I handle this myself?
Criminal law is a highly specific area with different resolutions that can be put in place that only an experience criminal law attorney would know. We recommend putting your case in the hands of an experienced professional for the best possible outcome.

Will this affect future job applications or my current job?
It is job and application dependent, but most applications ask have you been convicted of a crime. If you pay the fine or get time served on a charge, the answer is yes to that. That is going to cause an issue moving forward and is a lot harder, if not impossible, to fix on the back end.

Do I need to attend the court date?
Your municipal attorney 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 municipal 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 municipal 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. We can view your defense options from every angle and position you to obtain the best possible result.