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Columbia Criminal Domestic Violence Lawyers

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The Columbia and Lexington criminal defense lawyers at Jeffcoat Criminal Defense Lawyers defend those accused of criminal domestic violence (CDV) by protecting their constitutional rights, freedom, and reputation. 

People accused of criminal domestic violence may be wrongfully arrested for numerous reasons, including those below: 

  • Divorce and child custody issues
  • Mental illness and stress-related issues.
  • Prior criminal record
  • Retaliation for unrelated issues 
  • Substance abuse

Those accused of CDV deserve an experienced criminal domestic violence defense attorney in Columbia who understands the procedures used by police and prosecutors to obtain a conviction.

  1. Types of Criminal Domestic Violence Cases We Handle 
  2. How Can Our Domestic Violence Attorneys Help? 
  3. South Carolina Criminal Domestic Violence Statutes

FREE CRIMINAL DEFENSE CASE REVIEW

  • Attorney Consultation: You will meet with a criminal defense lawyer rather than a paralegal or legal assistant.
  • Your Case: You will discuss the facts of your case with the attorney to review the inherent strengths and weaknesses of your case.
  • Rights & Penalties: You will discuss your rights, the sentencing range of the charge(s) if convicted, court procedure, and any defenses to the crime with the attorney. If you retain us, we will immediately begin to fight your charge by implementing our personalized defense strategy.
  • Collateral Consequences: You will learn the collateral consequences of a conviction, such as possible loss of gun ownership, occupational, and right to vote.
  • FREE: Legal consultation is always free and always confidential.

Types of Criminal Domestic Violence Cases We Handle

Because of recent changes to South Carolina law, the penalties for CDV convictions have increased in severity. With so much at Criminal man with handcuffs being interviewed in interrogation room after committed a crime.stake, those accused of criminal domestic violence deserve an attorney who is knowledgeable of the law, experienced in the courtroom, and understands the measures and procedures used by police and prosecutors to obtain a conviction. Jeffcoat Criminal Defense Lawyers handles every type of CDV charge:

  • Third-degree CDV: misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in prison and/or fines between $1,000 and $2,500 if convicted
  • Second degree CDV: misdemeanor punishable up to three years in prison and/or fines between $2,500 and $5,000 if convicted
  • First degree CDV: felony punishable by up to ten years in prison if convicted
  • Criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature (CDVHAN): felony punishable by up to twenty years in prison if convicted
  • Order of protection violations: up to $1,500 in fines and five years in prison (depending on the severity of the violation)

Hiring a domestic violence lawyer is one of the most important decisions you will make during this process, and should not be based solely on advertisement. Please review our qualifications and experience, then contact our professional license defense attorneys at Jeffcoat Criminal Defense Lawyers immediately for a free and confidential consultation to learn about your rights, court procedures, possible penalties and collateral consequences if convicted, and available defenses.

How Can Our Domestic Violence Attorneys Help? 

When people are charged with criminal offenses in South Carolina, they often assume the situation is hopeless; it’s not. You don’t have to deal with these kinds of charges on your own. 

Our attorneys at Jeffcoat Criminal Defense Lawyers will do everything in their power to resolve your situation with the most beneficial outcome. You may think your charges are not serious, but the consequences of even a misdemeanor conviction can negatively affect the rest of your life. You need a criminal defense attorney that won’t quit fighting for your liberties and your long-term future.

Jeffcoat Criminal Defense Lawyers are always available, meaning you won’t waste any time waiting for a reply. Your initial consultation is free, so you have nothing to lose by contacting us.

DISCLAIMER: Any results achieved on behalf of a client in one matter does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients.

South Carolina Criminal Domestic Violence Statutes 

For more information about SC criminal domestic violence statutes, please refer directly to the South Carolina Code of Laws.

16-25-10.”Household member” defined.

16-25-20. Acts prohibited; penalties; criminal domestic violence conviction in another state as a prior offense.

16-25-30. Possession of a firearm by a person convicted of domestic violence or domestic violence of high and aggravated nature; notice.

16-25-65. Criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature; elements; penalty; conditional probation; statutory offense.

16-25-70. Warrantless arrest or search; admissibility of evidence.

16-25-80. Effect on enforcement of contempt orders and police arrest powers; construction with assault and battery and other criminal offenses.

16-25-120. Release on bond; factors; issuance of a restraining order; notice of right to counsel.

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I was arrested for a DUI in Kershaw County SC. I immediately hired the Jeffcoat law firm specifically Mr. Bell. Due to his specific knowledge and his professionalism he found that the charges where not correct. All charges where dismissed. I would recommend Mr bell 100 times over.

G. C.

There aren’t proper words to describe the talents, professionalism, responsiveness, or reassurances of Taylor Bell. He answered my first call to him while doing yard work … on a weekend… to assure me that he could and would help me with my case. And he did. His knowledge, expertise, and calm but straight forward approach to me personally and my issue most importantly will NEVER be forgotten. This man, and the entire staff at the Jeffcoat Firm, are an asset to the community needing legal representation at large. There aren’t enough stars to rate what I thought about their professionalism, rapid response, great communication, and their successful defense of me in court. If you’re looking for a fair, honest, pleasant, intelligent, and talented attorney, I urge you to look no further than Taylor Bell and the team at The Jeffcoat Criminal Defense Lawyers. They quite literally saved my career and my life!!!

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Taylor Bell genuinely cares about your well-being. He will respond to any questions or concerns you may have as quickly as possible. Totally worth it to have him on your side in any court situation. I definitely appreciate his support and directness during the duration of my case. Awesome dude! He should be president.

Tasia S.

Jeffcoat Criminal Defense Lawyers went above and beyond for my case! The staff and assigned attorney Taylor Bell were not only instrumental in the success of my case, but kept me well-informed of the court process and proceedings throughout the duration [of the case] so that I was cognizant of what was occurring. Their knowledge, talent, and implementation of the law is truly awe-inspiring! I cannot recommend a better firm that will have your overall best interest and well-being not only as a client, but as a person. They genuinely desire seeing [the client] succeed.

Troy Palmer

I was charged with a dui in July 2021. Immediately called Jeffcoat Criminal Defense Lawyers, right out the gate they where understanding, compassionate, and extremely friendly, the entire staff! Tayler Bell took my case got it dropped to a reckless driving charge, dui dropped! He gave me his personal cell and would call me keeping me updated on the case. Because I didn’t blow in the breathalyzer that was automatically 6 month license suspension. Even tho the criminal part is over he’s still fighting that. He works for you! Period! Great people, great staff, if you need a lawyer don’t hesitate to call these guys you won’t regret it!

Brendon Cromer

This is by far the greatest team of people to handle your case. They constantly check up on you and your well-being. They are out to do what is best for you. I’d leave 100 starts if I could and recommend them to anyone.

Jason Brown

The Jeffcoat law firm is amazing, very professional and communication is great. Mike Hemlepp Represented me and he was very helpful and answered every question I had. The entire staff from Mr jeffcoat to the ladies that work the front office were very helpful throughout my time using them. If your looking for the best lawyers reach out to the Jeffcoat firm they are the best!

Dylan Dukes

Jeffcoat Criminal Defense Lawyers helped me in an honest, professional way throughout my time with them. I am appreciative of all of their hard work and dedication to their craft.

Troy Palmer

I was charged with a dui in July 2021. Immediately called Jeffcoat Criminal Defense Lawyers, right out the gate they where understanding, compassionate, and extremely friendly, the entire staff! Tayler Bell took my case got it dropped to a reckless driving charge, dui dropped! He gave me his personal cell and would call me keeping me updated on the case. Because I didn’t blow in the breathalyzer that was automatically 6 month license suspension. Even tho the criminal part is over he’s still fighting that. He works for you! Period! Great people, great staff, if you need a lawyer don’t hesitate to call these guys you won’t regret it!

Eve Sparger
I found Jeffcoat firm while searching through The computer looking for someone to represent me. I had had an incident with the South Carolina state board of nursing several years ago and then it reared its ugly head again five years later, this is when I obtain legal advice.

I hired the Jeffcoat firm after meeting with them on a Saturday which I thought was exceptionally nice to meet me and they are based in Columbia South Carolina.
Everything turned out OK and I had no fear that this law firm would get the job done and I certainly would hire them again should the need ever arise.

Pedro Cahua

Jeffcoat Criminal Defense Lawyers is the go to place to have all your legal needs answered. They’re quick to respond and the whole team are nothing but professionals. Mr. Taylor Bell helped me so much with me case and has the accolades to prove why he is the best lawyer in South Carolina. If I have anymore legal troubles (I hope not) the JeffCoat law firm will be the first number I will call! I highly recommend!

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Jeffcoat Criminal Defense Lawyers

1333 Main St #512,
Columbia, SC 29201

803-258-6070

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