Criminal Lawyer Folly Beach

Folly Beach Criminal Lawyer

If you have been arrested in Folly Beach, contact a Folly Beach criminal lawyer immediately to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the criminal process. Following an arrest, you are likely feeling stress and have numerous questions, that is completely understandable. Arrests and prosecutions are frightening, but the criminal process will give you the ability to present your side of the story. Call Folly Beach criminal lawyer John W. Molony now and schedule a free and confidential consultation to review your case. Mr. Molony will assess the charges against you and discuss potential issues relating to the arrest, Miranda and search and seizure. In South Carolina penalties for criminal convictions vary widely depending on the crime charged and specific circumstances of the case. Remember, being charged with a crime does not mean you are guilty and it does not mean you will be convicted.

Felony Or Misdemeanor?

When you are an arrest or prosecution, it is also important to understand the charge and penalties you face. Under South Carolina criminal law, differences between felonies and misdemeanors center around the type of offense and the penalty if convicted. Misdemeanors are often handled in Municipal and Magistrate courts. On the other hand, felonies are prosecuted in General Sessions Courts. Additionally, misdemeanors generally result in fines or jail time of less than one year. However, felonies result in more serious penalties such as fines and jail time of at least one year. Because felony convictions can be so serious, call a Charleston criminal lawyer as soon as possible after any felony arrest.

Plea Bargains

In South Carolina most criminal cases can be resolved before a criminal trial. Plea-bargaining is a necessary part of the criminal process. Plea-bargaining allows prosecutors and also defendants the chance to avoid the gamble of criminal trials. When defendants plea bargain, they agree to plead guilty to a charge or charges. Generally, these are either lesser charges or for more favorable sentences. So plea bargains give defendants the chance to avoid more serious criminal penalties that come with trial.

Bond Hearings In Folly Beach

Following any arrest, you are entitled to have reasonable bond set to be released. Bond is set to an amount that will make certain defendants do not flee prior to the case being resolved. Folly Beach criminal defense lawyer John W. Molony will assist you throughout the bond process, representing your interests at your bond hearing. Bond hearings include a presentation of your favorable qualities in order to convince the court that you are not a flight risk and not a danger to the community. This may also include asking friends and family members to attend the bond hearing and speak on your behalf. John W. Molony Law Firm, LLC is also available to assist in the bond reconsideration process when appropriate.

Serving Charleston Areas Near You

John W. Molony Law Firm, LLC accepts criminal cases from clients all over Charleston, including these areas near you.

Call A Folly Beach Criminal Lawyer

Call Folly Beach criminal lawyer John W. Molony now and request a free consultation to discuss your charges and your legal options. 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 Folly Beach clients facing criminal charges, including the following:

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