Frequently Asked Questions
Below are the frequently asked questions about hiring our firm to defend you. No matter the crime or circumstance, our firm will fight to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. In short, we are dedicated to defending those who have been wrongfully accused or who have made an unfortunate mistake and need help.
If you have any additional questions after reviewing the answers below, please call us at (803) 636-2728 to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
Do you charge a fee for consultation?
No. We never charge a fee to meet with you. We understand that this is an overwhelming and confusing time in your life and that a consultation fee is the last thing you need to worry about in preparing for your defense. All consultations are free and confidential, and we are always happy to meet with you to see if we can help. We do, however, charge for appellate case reviews because of the amount of time and labor extensive work involved.
Do you have a set fee for criminal cases?
No. The facts and circumstances for every case are different, so we set our fee after reviewing all of the information provided to us during the initial meeting. Note: our clients customarily pay for expenses in addition to the fee.
When can I schedule a meeting to discuss my case?
The Michael Jeffcoat firm understands that arrests occur after business hours, so we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If necessary, we can schedule meetings after hours or on the weekends.
What promises can you make about my case?
We can promise to work diligently on your case, to answer all of your questions in a timely manner, and to aggressively defend your rights, reputation, and freedom. Our goal is always to achieve the best possible result for you because it is ultimately your decision whether to accept a plea offer or proceed to trial. Your life, your rights, your choice! Any result achieved on behalf of a client in other matters should not create any expectation of a favorable outcome and does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients.
What types of criminal cases do you defend?
The Michael Jeffcoat Firm defends all felony and misdemeanor crimes and appeals in every state court in South Carolina (Municipal, Magistrate, General Sessions, Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court). We are also licensed to defend federal criminal charges in the District Court of South Carolina and convictions on appeal before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.
We also defend driver’s license suspensions in contested case hearings before the Administrative Law Court, school disciplinary proceedings,.and forfeiture actions.
We also work on Professional license defense, LLR investigation, Office of Disciplinary Counsel (attorney misconduct), and contempt charges.
Hiring a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on an advertisement. Please review our qualifications and experience, and contact us about scheduling a free and confidential case review.
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept credit cards, certified checks, and cash.
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