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Below you will find a representative selection of cases that Grant Smaldone has successfully handled in courts throughout the state of South Carolina; however, it is important to understand that no attorney can ethically guarantee a result in any case.  The content of this webpage should not be construed as a guarantee; nor should it create any expectation Grant Smaldone will obtain similar results in your case without reference to your specific factual and legal circumstances.  No two cases are alike, and the outcome of each case will depend on the circumstances of that case, as well as the trial lawyer’s abilities.

 

State vs. (Expunged)- Client was charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, First Degree, in Sumter County. Client faced a mandatory 25 years to life in prison. After a highly-publicized four-day jury trial, the client was found not guilty and walked out of court as a free man.

 

State vs. W.S.- Client was charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct, First-Degree, a felony punishable by up to 30 years and prison and mandatory sex offender registry. Client was accused of raping a bar patron. Clients charge was dismissed at a preliminary hearing for lack of probable cause.

 

State vs. R.A.- Client was charged with Murder, Burglary First-Degree and Possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Case went to trial and jury did not agree to convict. After the case was retried- client was acquitted of murder and burglary.

 

State vs. (Redacted)- Client was charged with DUI in Georgetown County. Charges were dismissed after client completed diversion program.

 

State vs. C.C.- Client was originally charged with attempted murder, manufacturing methamphetamine (1st offense), and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in Saluda County. Although the client originally faced up to 50 years in prison, client pled to the lesser offense of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and received a probationary sentence with no prison time.

 

State vs. A.D.- Client was charged with two counts of Burglary, First-Degree and faced a mandatory 15 years to life in prison for each count. Client ultimately pled guilty to one count of Burglary-Second Degree, and received a time-served sentence followed by probation and an inpatient treatment program.

 

State vs. (expunged)- Client was charged with Criminal Domestic Violence, First Offense in Myrtle Beach. After a jury trial, client was found Not Guilty and the arrest was expunged from client’s record.

 

State vs. D.C.- Client was charged with Assault and Battery, Second-Degree and faced up to three years in prison. After a jury trial, client was found not guilty of the original charge and guilty of the magistrate level offense of assault and battery, third degree. Client paid a $100 fine.

 

State vs. D.W.- Client was charged with Possession of a Weapon by a Violent Felon. Despite facing a possible five years in prison, all charges were dismissed.

 

State vs. J.W.- Client was charged with Distribution of Crack, Third Offense and faced a mandatory minimum of 10-30 years in prison. After lengthy negotiations, client pled guilty to Distribution of Crack, First Offense, and received a probationary sentence.

 

State vs. K.G.- Client was charged with Possession of a Counterfeit Instrument and faced 0-10 years in prison. After successful negotiations with the prosecution, client pled guilty and received a sentence of probation.

 

State vs. (Sealed)- Client was charged as a juvenile with Assault and Battery. Despite the State advocating for a secured evaluation (tantamount to incarceration), client received a probationary sentence with no active incarceration.

 

State vs. C.S.- Client was charged with Possession of Marijuana and Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign- all charges were dismissed.

 

State vs. E.J. – Client was charged with Armed Robbery and Possession of a Stolen Pistol, facing up to 35 years in prison with a Mandatory Minimum 10 year sentence. Charges were dismissed and client pled to a misdemeanor charge and paid a fine of $200.

 

State vs. P.A.-Client was charged with Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature and faced a mandatory minimum of 1 year to 10 years in prison. After plea negotiations, client pled guilty to a lesser offense and received a time-served sentence.

 

State vs. W.S.- Client was charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct, First-Degree, a felony punishable by up to 30 years and prison and mandatory sex offender registry. Client was accused of raping a bar patron. Clients charge was dismissed at a preliminary hearing for lack of probable cause.

 

State vs. H.A.- Client originally charged with DUI > .16. After lengthy negotiation with prosecutor, charge was dismissed and re-written as a traffic violation.