Being charged with a violent crime in South Carolina can result in a lengthy stay in prison. For example, being convicted of Murder can result in a sentence of life imprisonment with no parole. An Attempted Murder Conviction can result in a sentence of thirty years in prison, 85% of which must be served.
In many violent crime situations, bond will be denied by the magistrate judge. In other cases, bond will be set higher than a typical defendant can pay, resulting in a lengthy pre-trial incarceration period. Attorney Grant Smaldone can have a bond hearing held in Circuit Court- a a court of higher jurisdiction than magistrate or municipal court- and often have bond set or reduced at that hearing.
Attorney Grant B. Smaldone is willing to invest the time and energy it takes to clear your name when you are charged with a violent crime. He has both prosecuted and represented those accused of Murder, Attempted Murder, Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Burglary, and knows that an arrest is not a conviction, and he will fight for your liberty in court all the way to a not guilty verdict at trial, if that is what it takes.
The choice of an attorney is perhaps the most important choice you can make once you are charged with a violent crime. Contact our office today at (803)406-4376 to schedule your free consultation and have Attorney Grant Smaldone begin the fight to clear your name.