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If you have been charged with domestic violence in Charleston, contact a Charleston domestic violence lawyer immediately to protect your rights and your record. Call Charleston domestic violence lawyer John W. Molony now and schedule a consultation to discuss your case free of charge. In Charleston, domestic violence charges are extremely serious and vary by degree. Penalties for domestic violence convictions in Charleston vary widely depending on the specific charge and circumstances of the case.

What Is Domestic Violence In Charleston?

  • Domestic violence law in Charleston makes it unlawful to cause physical harm to a household member or to attempt to cause physical harm to a household member.
  • Under Charleston domestic violence law, a household member is a spouse, former spouse, someone you share a child with or someone you live with.

First Degree Domestic Violence In Charleston

  • First degree domestic violence in Charleston must also include great bodily injury, use of a gun or two prior domestic violence convictions within ten years.
  • Second degree domestic violence can be enhanced to first degree if a minor is present, a protection order is violated, a robbery or kidnapping is committed or the victim is pregnant, choked or kept from calling 911.
  • First degree domestic violence is a felony in Charleston is and penalties include up to ten years in jail.

Second Degree Domestic Violence In Charleston

  • Second degree domestic violence in Charleston must also include moderate bodily injury or one prior domestic violence convictions in ten years.
  • Third degree domestic violence can also be enhanced to second degree if a minor is present, a protection order is violated, a robbery or kidnapping is committed or the victim is pregnant, choked or kept from calling 911.
  • Second degree domestic violence in Charleston is a misdemeanor. Penalties include a fine of up to five thousand dollars and up to three years in jail, or both.

Third Degree Domestic Violence In Charleston

  • Third degree domestic violence in Charleston requires physical harm to a household member or an attempt to cause physical harm to a household member.
  • Domestic violence third degree in Charleston is a misdemeanor. Penalties include a fine of up to two thousand dollars and up to ninety days in jail, or both. 

Domestic Violence Of A High And Aggravated Nature In Charleston

  • Domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature in Charleston must include extreme indifference to human life and great bodily injury.
  • First degree domestic violence can be enhanced to high and aggravated when an order of protection is also violated.
  • Domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature in Charleston is a felony. Penalties include up to twenty years in jail.

Call A Charleston Domestic Violence Lawyer

Call domestic violence 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 domestic violence.

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