Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Convictions Have Many Consequences

Contact a Myrtle Beach Lawyer Who Knows How
Important it is to Defend Against These Charges

As a seasoned Myrtle Beach criminal defense lawyer, I have nearly a decade of experience defending against domestic violence charges. Nationally South Carolina ranks among the states with the highest instances of domestic violence. I have seen the government try to crack down on domestic violence many different ways through the years. Most recently, the legislature changed the law to add more domestic violence crimes. 

If you or a loved one is facing any degree of domestic violence from third degree to high and aggravated, please do not hesitate to start consulting with criminal defense lawyers.

Make sure you are fully aware of the collateral consequences of a domestic violence conviction before making any decisions about your case. For example, what international travel may be denied you with any domestic violence conviction on your record? If at any time I can be of assistance, please contact my criminal defense practice.

How We Defend Against Domestic Violence Charges

While it is understandable that the government wants to appear tough on domestic violence, the reality is that too many people end up charged with this crime. The police have to respond to all calls for service whether the call is initiated by a neighbor who thinks he or she hears a fight or by someone being actually abused. The problem arises when the police arrive on scene and begin to determine who acted as the "primary aggressor."

The answer seems to be always someone, or both. In other words, the police never determine that no crime occurred. They always take someone to jail.

Further, the rights of a person accused of a crime can be disregarded by overzealous law enforcement. Even if an officer follows the letter of the law when executing a search warrant or interrogating a suspect, liberties can be taken with facts in order to get the desired result.

The best advice possible is to contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as you find out that the police are interested in speaking with your or a loved one. Never talk to the police alone. This is a mistake each and every time. Law enforcement investigators are trained professionals who know how to conduct interrogations. Do not think that you will be able to outmaneuver them during an interview. Remain silent and contact a Myrtle Beach criminal defense lawyer immediately. 

We often work with licensed private investigators to reinvestigate serious cases. This gives the ability to expose flaws in the government's case from many different angles including, but not limited to:

  • forensic analysis,
  • witness statements,
  • eyewitness testimony, and
  • event reconstruction.

Every serious case deserves a serious defense. Serious felony charges simply do not resolve themselves. You need a Myrtle Beach criminal defense lawyer who knows how to properly collect and review all of the evidence in a serious case. You need an advocate who can provide you with quality representation.

Are You or a Loved One Charged with Domestic Violence?

Don't hesitate to contact a Myrtle Beach criminal defense lawyer. Hard work must be put in at the very beginning of a serious case, and the time that passes between an arrest and a consultation can negatively impact the end result. All consultations at Hiller Law Firm, PC are entirely free and completely confidential.