Criminal Defense Attorney – Summerville, SC

Representation You Can Trust. Understanding You Deserve.

Facing criminal charges is a stressful and frightening experience for you and your family. When your reputation, career and freedom are at stake, it’s critical to retain a local, skilled criminal defense attorney in Summerville, SC immediately — especially one with experience as a former Dorchester County prosecutor.  In other states, a prosecutor is known as a “District Attorney” or “DA.”  South Carolina’s terminology for prosecutor or District Attorney is “Solicitor.”

I handled over 1000 criminal indictments/warrants in General Sessions Court and hundreds of Criminal Domestic Violence cases in the Magistrate and Municipal Courts of Dorchester County. In these courts combined, I have tried over 20 jury trials.

— Summerville Criminal Defense Attorney
— Susan E. Williams

Have You Been Wrongfully Accused or Arrested?

Just because you’ve been arrested does not necessarily mean you are guilty of a crime or that you will be convicted of a crime. The sooner you hire a defense attorney, the sooner you can learn how the system works, what will happen next, what evidence the State has against you, what your defenses are, and how your rights will be protected.

What Sets Me Apart?

As a former State prosecutor, I have the unique ability to assess a case from both the prosecution and the defense side. The burden of proof in a criminal trial is on the State/Prosecution to prove that someone is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. You do not have to prove that you are innocent. That is why it is important to have an attorney who can evaluate your case from both a prosecution and defense point of view.  My experience gives me the opportunity to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution’s case.

Having handled hundreds of cases as a prosecutor, I have gained insight to the prosecution’s policies, procedures, strategies and processes. These key concepts could be beneficial in your case.  As a criminal defense attorney I have defended both adults and/or juveniles who faced charges of DUI, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature, Assault and Battery, state and federal drug charges, Counterfeiting Money, Bank Fraud, Obtaining Signatures by False Pretenses, Burglaries, Grand Larcenies, Manufacturing Marijuana, and other criminal charges.

I am committed to providing you with the personalized, hands-on advice and guidance you need for your case.

Hiring a criminal defense attorney is an important decision. With so many criminal defense attorneys in the Charleston, SC area, choosing the right one can feel overwhelming. This is why I encourage you to read my reviews and testimonials from past clients. Once you’re confident, call me and schedule a free consultation to review your case. The decisions you make now can affect your criminal record, job opportunities, military or school admittance. This is an investment.

Don’t wait! Take the steps needed to protect your rights and get in touch with me today.

I Can Handle These Types of Cases
  • Accessory to crimes
  • Administrative Hearings for Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature
  • Attempted Murder
  • Assault and Battery 1st Degree
  • Assault and Battery 2nd Degree
  • Assault and Battery 3rd Degree
  • Armed Robbery
  • Arson 1st degree
  • Arson 2nd degree
  • Arson 3rd degree
  • Assault upon a Correctional Employee
  • Assault With Intent to Kill (AWIK)
  • Bank Fraud
  • Boating Under the Influence
  • Bond hearings
  • Bond violations
  • Breach of Peace
  • Breach of Trust
  • Breaking into a Motor Vehicle
  • Bribery
  • Burglary (all degrees, violent and nonviolent)
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • CDVHAN / Domestic Violence of a High & Aggravated Nature
  • Child Endangerment
  • Child Neglect
  • Computer Crimes
  • Counterfeiting Money
  • Conspiracy
  • Contraband
  • Contributing to Delinquency of a Minor
  • Defrauding an Innkeeper
  • CDV / Domestic Violence 1st Degree
  • CDV /Domestic Violence 2nd Degree
  • CDV /Domestic Violence 3rd Degree
  • Felony DUI, Death results
  • Felony DUI, Great bodily injury results
  • DUI / Driving Under the Influence
  • DUS / Driving Under Suspension
  • Embezzlement
  • Escape
  • Expungements
  • Failure to Register as Sex Offender
  • Failure to Return Rented Objects
  • Filing a False Police Report
  • Financial Identity Fraud
  • Forgery
  • Fraudulent Check
  • Financial Transaction Card Forgery
  • Financial Transaction Card Fraud
  • Financial Transaction Card Theft
  • Failure to Stop for a Blue Light
  • General Sessions cases
  • Government Drug Seizures
  • Grand Larceny
  • Habitual Traffic Offender
  • Hit and Run
  • Implied Consent Hearings
  • Incorrigible
  • Kidnapping
  • Leaving the scene of an Accident
  • Lynching 2nd degree
  • Malicious Injury to Personal Property
  • Malicious Injury to Real Property
  • Manufacturing Meth
  • Manufacturing Marijuana
  • Manslaughter
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol
  • Murder
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Obtaining Goods by False Pretenses
  • Open Container
  • Petty Larceny
  • Pointing or Presenting a Firearm
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Cocaine
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of a Sawed off Shotgun
  • Possession of Pistol by Person Under 18 years of age
  • Possession of Stolen Vehicle
  • Possession of Tools to be Used in Crime
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, prescription drugs
  • Probation violations
  • Public Disorderly Conduct
  • Purse Snatching
  • Pyramid Schemes
  • Receiving Stolen Goods
  • Reckless Driving
  • Reckless Homicide
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Runaway
  • School Expulsion Hearings
  • Shoplifting
  • Simple Assault
  • Simple Assault and Battery
  • Simple Possession of Marijuana (and other drugs)
  • Stalking
  • Strong Arm Robbery
  • Third or Subsequent Property Offense (property crime enhancement)
  • Threatening the Life of a Public Employee
  • Threatening the Life of a Public Official
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Trafficking Drugs
  • Trespassing after Notice
  • Truancy
  • Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol
  • Unlawful Conduct Towards a Child
  • Unlawful Possession of a Pistol
  • Unlawful Use of 911 Service
  • Use of Vehicle without Permission
  • Violation of Order of Protection
  • Violent Crimes
  • Weapons on School Grounds
  • White Collar Crimes
(The above are some of the common offenses. Just because you don’t see it on the list doesn’t mean we can’t help you with your case.)

Let’s Talk About The Details of Your Case.

Choosing the right attorney can be the most important step you’ll ever take. Schedule a free consultation today.

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