Charleston Loitering Lawyer
If you have been arrested for loitering in Charleston call Charleston loitering lawyer John W. Molony and schedule a free consultation to protect your rights and your record. In Charleston, loitering violations are misdemeanors, and penalties include up to $500 in fines and up to thirty days in jail. However, convictions for loitering can result in more serious consequences. After a loitering conviction, your criminal record may impact your ability to work, rent an apartment or anything else that requires a criminal background check.
What Is Loitering In Charleston?
- City of Charleston law makes it illegal to loiter in any place under circumstances that warrant alarm for the safety of persons or property.
- Alarm may be warranted when the following occur: fleeing from a police officer; refusing to identify yourself; trying to conceal yourself or some object.
- City of Charleston law also makes it illegal to loiter in the following specific places: “dwelling areas”; “public restrooms”; “schools & parks”; “buildings”; “restaurants & taverns”; “parking lots”.
- Unless you flee, police must give you the opportunity to identify yourself and explain your presence prior to any arrest for loitering in Charleston.
- Any arrest or conviction for loitering in Charleston may also include a court order prohibiting you from going to a specific place in the city.
Call A Charleston Loitering Lawyer
Call loitering lawyer John W. Molony now and discuss your charges and your legal options free of charge! When you retain criminal defense attorney John W. Molony, you can expect to have a lawyer who will fight for you, listen to you, answer your phone calls and devote the time that your case requires. John W. Molony Law Firm, LLC is conveniently located in James Island and defends Charleston clients charged with loitering.
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