Domestic violence (DV) is a crime that is taken extremely seriously in South Carolina. Physical injury does not need to occur in order for DV charges to be filed against you. If the alleged victim claims that he or she was in genuine fear of physical harm, it is often enough for you to be arrested and removed from your home.
Often referred to as criminal domestic violence (CDV), the consequences of a conviction can be far-reaching and sometimes life-changing. In addition to the no contact orders, fines, jail time and other penalties that you can face, it is possible for your right to carry or even own a gun to be impacted. Being labeled a violent person under the law can also impact your employment opportunities and many other aspects of your life.
At Williams, Stitely & Brink P.C. in Lexington, we know that facing damaging DV charges is an extremely stressful experience. Let us take that stress off your shoulders. We understand the damage a domestic abuse conviction can do to your ability to live a normal life, and we know how to present a defense to protect your rights.
Many of the cases we see come down to a matter of he said/she said, and our clients have been victims of false allegations in a number of them. We do everything in our power to see that the truth is heard. We pursue every available option in an effort to protect your rights and work to ensure that you are not held accountable for a crime you did not commit.
We invite you to contact our office in Lexington to discuss your case with a lawyer. Partners Robert “Theo” Williams, Sr. and Benjamin A. Stitely are both highly respected throughout the South Carolina legal community, and you can feel confident in their ability to effectively handle your case. You can reach us by phone at 803-359-9000 or via email to arrange an initial consultation.