James Island Criminal Lawyer
If you have been arrested in James Island, call James Island criminal lawyer John W. Molony today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case! Arrests are frightening, but the criminal process will give you a chance to defend yourself. Call James Island criminal lawyer John W. Molony now to protect your rights during the criminal process. Mr. Molony will review your charges and any issues with the arrest or search and seizure. Penalties for criminal convictions in South Carolina depend on the charges and 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 James Island criminal lawyer as soon as possible after any felony arrest.
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. 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.
What Happens At Bond Hearings In James Island?
Following any arrest, you are entitled to have reasonable bond. Bond is set to an amount that will make certain defendants do not flee prior to the case being resolved. James Island 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.
Looking For A Criminal Lawyer In Other Charleston Areas?
John W. Molony Law Firm, LLC defends clients arrested in all Charleston areas. Have you been arrested in Sullivan's Island or Isle of Palms? Have you been charged with a crime in Folly Beach or Johns Island? Do you have an arrest in Summerville or Mount Pleasant? Call criminal lawyer John W. Molony now and discuss your case free of charge.
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Call James Island criminal lawyer John W. Molony now and request a consultation to discuss your case free of charge! Criminal defense attorney John W. Molony will fight for you, listen to you and always answer your phone calls. John W. Molony Law Firm, LLC is conveniently located in James Island and defends clients arrested in Charleston.
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