Columbia Violent Crimes Lawyer

The Jeffcoat Firm is dedicated to defending people who are charged with violent crimes including assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, kidnapping, manslaughter, and murder. We are committed to upholding their constitutional rights by fighting for their freedom and reputation. 

  1. Types of Violent Crime Cases We Handle 
  2. How Can Our Violent Crime Defense Attorneys 
  3. South Carolina Violent Crimes Statutes 

Types of Violent Crime Cases We Handle  

Violent crimes typically involve actions resulting in (or that have the potential to result in) serious injury or death. In South Carolina, you can also be charged for attempting to commit a violent crime. The penalties for violent crime convictions are typically severe and involve significant time in prison. 

With so much at stake, those accused of violent crimes 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. The Jeffcoat Firm handles every type of violent crimes charge, including those listed below: 

  • Armed robbery
  • Arson (third, second, and first degree)  
  • Assault and battery (third, second, first degree, and by mob) 
  • Assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature (ABHAN)
  • Attempted armed robbery
  • Attempted murder 
  • Boating under the influence resulting in death
  • Burglary (third, second, and first degree)  
  • Carjacking
  • Criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature (CDVHAN)
  • Criminal sexual conduct (CSC) (second and first degree)  
  • Felony driving under the influence resulting in death
  • Harassment (third, second, and first degree)  
  • Homicide by child abuse
  • Kidnapping
  • Manufacturing methamphetamine
  • Murder
  • Sexual exploitation of a minor (third, second, and first degree)  
  • Stalking
  • Trafficking
  • Voluntary manslaughter

Hiring a 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 The Jeffcoat Firm 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 Violent Crime Defense 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 The Jeffcoat Firm 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.

The Jeffcoat Firm attorneys 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 Violent Crimes 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.

16-3-10. “Murder” defined.

16-3-29. Attempted murder.

16-3-60. Involuntary manslaughter; “criminal negligence” defined.

16-3-85. Homicide by child abuse; definitions; penalty; sentencing.

16-3-95. Infliction or allowing infliction of great bodily injury upon a child; penalty; definition; corporal punishment and traffic accident exceptions.

16-3-210. Assault and battery by a mob; investigation and apprehension; civil liability.

16-3-510. Hazing unlawful; definitions.

16-3-600. Assault and battery.

16-3-610. Certain offenses committed with a carried or concealed deadly weapon.

16-3-615. Spousal sexual battery.

16-3-625. Resisting arrest with a deadly weapon; sentencing; “deadly weapon” defined; application of sectionA police officer arrested the offender in a mask with a stolen car and handcuffed him on the hood of the car.

16-3-652. Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree.

16-3-653. Criminal sexual conduct in the second degree.

16-15-395. First-degree sexual exploitation of a minor defined; presumptions; defenses; penalties.

16-15-405. Second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor defined; presumptions; defenses; penalties.


16-3-1050. Failure to report, perpetrating or interfering with an investigation of abuse, neglect or exploitation of a vulnerable adult; penalties.

16-3-1075. Felony of carjacking; penalties.

16-3-1080. Committing or attempting to commit a violent crime while wearing body armor a felony.

16-3-1083. Death or injury of a child in utero due to the commission of violent crime.

16-3-1085. Violent offender prohibited from purchasing, owning, or using body armor; exceptions.

16-3-1090. Assisted suicide; penalties; injunctive relief.

16-3-1525. Arrest or detention of a person accused of committing an offense; notification to victims; protection of witnesses; notification of bond proceedings; juvenile detention hearings.


16-3-1710. Penalties for conviction of harassment in the second degree.

16-3-1720. Penalties for conviction of harassment in the first degree.

16-3-1730. Penalties for conviction of stalking.

16-3-1750. An action seeking a restraining order against a person engaged in harassment or stalking; jurisdiction and venue; forms; enforceability.

16-3-1760.When temporary restraining orders may be granted without notice; notice and hearing on a motion seeking a restraining order.

16-3-1770. Form and content of temporary restraining order.


16-11-311. Burglary; first degree.

16-11-312. Burglary; second degree.

16-11-330. Robbery and attempted robbery while armed with deadly weapons.


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