Charged with a Violent Crime in South Carolina?
If you have been accused of committing a violent crime, don’t wait to find an experienced defense lawyer. Many of these types of crimes are considered to be no-parole offenses, which means a person convicted and sentenced to prison would have to serve 85% of the sentence before eligible for release. Many violent crimes may also be classified as being “serious” or “most-serious,” which if convicted, can count as a strike towards being eligible for a life sentence with future convictions of certain types of similar crimes.
If you have been accused of committing a violent crime, seek representation of a Rock Hill violent crime attorney as soon as possible. Here at Bruce Law Firm, our team is committed to helping you get a dedicated representation and the best possible outcome.
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Just some examples of the kinds of violent crime cases our attorney can defend you against include accusations of:
- Armed or attempted armed robbery
- Voluntary manslaughter
- Assault and battery that is rated as being of a “high and aggravated” nature
- Murder or attempted murder
- Manufacturing methamphetamine or other high-level drugs
- Burglary in the first or second degree
- Child abuse that results in homicide
- Exploiting a minor sexually
- Driving under the influence and being involved in an accident that leads to a person’s death
- Criminal domestic violence which has been rated as being of a “high and aggravated” nature
Contact us now at 803-336-7189 to schedule a time to talk with violent crimes defense attorney Robert Bruce.
Violent crimes are most often thought of as those that involve acts of real physical violence resulting in serious injury. In South Carolina, "violent Crimes” is a class of crimes that may or may not involve actual violence. For example, drug trafficking can be a violent crime but not involve anything more that possession of a controlled substance over a threshold amount.
Section 16-1-60, SC Code of Laws, lists those crimes defined as “violent crimes”. Under South Carolina law, a “violent crime” are those specific crimes listed in this statute that includes offenses such as murder (Section 16-3-10); attempted murder (Section 16-3-29); voluntary manslaughter (Section 16-3-50); armed robbery (Section 16-11-330(A)); attempted armed robbery (Section 16-11-330(B)); drug trafficking as defined in Section 44-53-370(e) and many others.
If a person is convicted of a "violent crime", this can affect parole eligibility, housing and privileges in the Department of Corrections and have other consequences.
Contact us now at (803) 336-7189 for devoted support against your accusations.