Notable Guilty Pleas in South Carolina
Dayne Phillips of The Michael Jeffcoat Firm is not afraid to take a case to trial, but in some situations, a guilty plea is the best option based on the amount of evidence against the defendant, long jail terms, heavy fines, and other collateral consequences. Dayne examines all possible outcomes with his clients, so they can make an informed decision. Our advice will always be what we believe is the smartest choice. However, it is ultimately your decision whether to accept a plea offer or proceed to trial. Your life, your rights, your choice! If you decide to accept a plea offer, we will present a thorough mitigation to the judge because our goal is always to achieve the best possible result for you.
Below is a sample of the favorable outcomes from guilty pleas Dayne has received for his clients.
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NOTABLE GUILTY PLEAS:
- State v. C.; State v. M.; State v. W. [Redacted to Protect Identity], 2013 and 2014
- Three clients charged with attempted murder (unrelated cases); each pled to a reduced charge and received a suspended sentence to probation.
- State v. B. [Redacted to Protect Identity], November 18, 2014
- Client pled to attempted armed robbery and received a suspended sentence to probation.
- State v. C. [Redacted to Protect Identity], July 22, 2013
- Client proceeded to trial on a driving under the influence (DUI), 2nd offense, charge. The State offered reckless driving during pretrial motions. Client accepted and pled guilty to reckless driving.
- State v. E.; State v. J.; State v. M.; State v. J.W.; State v. S.W. [Redacted to Protect Identity], 2013, 2014, 2015
- Numerous clients charged with manufacturing methamphetamine who received a suspended sentence to probation.
- State v. R. [Redacted to Protect Identity], August 8, 2013
- Client charged with distribution of crack cocaine and four counts of unlawful conduct towards a child. Client pled to one count of unlawful conduct and received a suspended sentence to probation.
- State v. M. [Redacted to Protect Identity], October 16, 2014
- Client charged with trafficking marijuana. Client pled to a reduced charge of possession with the intent to distribute (PWID) and received a suspended sentence to probation.
***“Please note that any result achieved on behalf of a client in one matter does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients.”