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Criminal Defense Lawyer in Charleston, SC

Attorney Grant B. Smaldone is a trial lawyer focused on criminal defense in state and federal courts in Charleston, SC, and Eastern South Carolina.

Grant takes criminal defense and your freedom seriously. He is a member of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SCACDL) and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). He is a former prosecutor, a former public defender, and he has a proven track record of acquittals and dismissals in criminal cases ranging from traffic violations to murder prosecutions.

Grant accepts state and federal criminal defense cases in Charleston County, Dorchester County, Georgetown County, Horry County, and the surrounding areas in Eastern South Carolina.

If you’ve been charged with a crime in the Charleston, SC area, call at (843) 808-2100 or fill out our online contact form to set up a free consultation to discuss your case.

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Can You Shoot Someone for Trespassing? Did the Two Lawyers in St. Louis, Missouri Break the Law?

Can you shoot someone for trespassing in SC? What about in Missouri – could the two lawyers in St. Louis, Missouri have shot the protesters at whom they were pointing their guns? Based on the video (below) and other videos of the incident in Missouri, and looking at Missouri’s Stand Your Ground law, it appears ...


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The Myth of “Free to Leave:” Why Police Can Stop and Question You Without Probable Cause

Can police stop you for questioning as you are walking down the street? Are you “free to leave” when police officers with guns visible say, “Hey, can I ask you a few questions?” If you are driving on the highway, police must have probable cause to stop your vehicle and detain you on the side ...