Are you accused of committing a criminal offense?
If you are charged with a crime in Charleston, SC, the most crucial decision you will make is who you hire as your defense attorney. You want an attorney that will listen to you, because there are always two sides to every story. In many cases, the police miss or ignore important facts or evidence that can be used to your advantage. Many times, they only gather the facts and evidence they need to charge you. The police and prosecution are not on your side. The Maron Law Group will help you tell your side of the story. You need an attorney who is willing to investigate the charges against you and determine the best defenses against the charges made against you.
When you hire the Maron Law Group, you are hiring a legal team that will make your case both on paper and in the courtroom. You are also hiring someone who will candidly help you make your best choice going forward. When you are charged with a crime, it is easy to focus only on that crime. The Maron Law Group takes a holistic approach to criminal defense, keeping in mind how a criminal charge affects your life.
The Maron Law Group handles misdemeanors and felonies, including theft, drug possession and distribution, and violent crimes. No case is too small when your rights are on the line.
Criminal Defense Attorney in Charleston
Everybody makes youthful mistakes – some more than others. Some children are easily influenced, and some are simply at the wrong place at the wrong time. Whatever the circumstances, every child deserves a second chance. If your child has been charged with a juvenile offense, you must contact an attorney to help protect your son or daughter’s future. Unlike criminal offenses committed by adults, juvenile offenses are heard in the family courts in front of a judge, rather than a jury. The juvenile justice system seeks to rehabilitate children rather than punish them. Our goal is to have your child released to you from juvenile detention as quickly as possible and to get the best possible outcome for your child. We handle all juvenile offenses, including those related to Minor in Possession of alcohol (MIP) and fake IDs.
Felonies are serious crimes in South Carolina, such as robbery, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, or fraud. These crimes carry very serious consequences – years in prison. If you are charged with a felony, many of the rights that you enjoy as a citizen—the right to vote and the right to own a gun—are at stake. A felony conviction can also prevent you from finding a job because you usually must disclose if you have been charged or convicted of a felony.
If you are charged with a felony, it is vital that you retain an aggressive criminal defense attorney that will zealously fight on your behalf by investigating your case, suppressing evidence that the police illegally obtained, and putting forth your best defense at trial.
A criminal record can prevent you from enrolling in college, getting your dream job, or traveling abroad. We can help you remove old charges and seal your convictions so that you can get the peace of mind that you deserve. If you have been convicted of a crime, you may be eligible for expungement. An expungement is an order from the Court that seals your criminal records so that it can never be used against you again. To obtain an expungement, a certain amount of time, from 1 – 5 years, must pass from the time that you are convicted of the crime. If the case against you was dismissed or you were found “Not Guilty,” then you may qualify for an expungement without paying a fee to the Court. Contact us today for advice on expungement.
DUI and Traffic Cases
Don’t brush off receiving a traffic ticket, DUI (Driving Under the Influence) charge, or a citation for driving on a suspended license. While all of these infractions have fines that you must pay, you may also run the risk of having your driver’s license suspended or raising your insurance premiums! South Carolina follows a “point” system—each traffic infraction that you are found guilty for causes you to gain points on your license. At 12 points, your license can be suspended for three months. A three-month license suspension can wreak havoc on your life. Our attorneys will help you keep your record clean.
Misdemeanors are crimes such as shoplifting, simple assault or battery, disorderly conduct or trespassing that are punishable by either a fine, or less than one year in jail. Even though misdemeanors are “minor crimes,” having a misdemeanor on your criminal record can prevent you from finding gainful employment, and can potentially lengthen any sentences if you are accused and convicted of a crime in the future.
Charges for possession, distribution, or trafficking illegal substances or drugs can result in heavy fines or extended jail time. We represent individuals that are charged with a wide range of drug offenses, including those involving marijuana, cocaine, prescription pills, heroin, etc. These charges can be related to manufacturing, distribution, sale, or possession of these drugs. If you are charged with a drug offense, you need to hire an aggressive attorney who will investigate the charges against you to dismiss, or greatly minimize the charges against you. Call us today for a free consultation.