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Representative Cases

Representative Cases

DISCLAIMER:  CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. THE CASE RESULTS IDENTIFIED BELOW DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE FIRM OR ANY ATTORNEY EMPLOYED AT THE FIRM.  THE OUTCOME IN YOUR CASE WILL DEPEND UPON FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES UNIQUE TO YOUR PARTICULAR CASE.                     

 

DUI / DUAC/ Driving Under Suspension

We have successfully defended many DUI and DUAC cases in court over the years whether through a verdict of not guilty at trial, or by a dismissal or reduction of the charge as a result of pre-trial motions. 

We have obtained too many successful outcomes to list individually. However, a small sample of representative cases include the following:

Note: In ALL of these cases the client’s DUI charge was or will be dismissed. Reckless driving is a points offense that carries a fine, no suspension and NO ADSAP classes. A DUS is Driving Under Suspension.

This is NOT a full listing of cases handled or results obtained, only a representative sample of recent case outcomes.

  • DUI Refusal, Accident case
    Not Guilty Verdict
  • DUI Refusal. 
    Not Guilty Verdict
  • DUI 2d and DUS
    .21 blood alcohol reading and accident. Pled to Reckless Driving and DUS, fine only. 
  • DUI 2d 
    Pled to Reckless Driving and fine only.
  • DUI .24 blood alcohol reading, Accident case. 
    Client referred to a first time offenders program and charge will be dismissed upon completion. Evidentiary issues. 
  • DUAC .18 
    Pled to Reckless driving and fine only.
  • DUI .16 
    Pled to Reckless driving and fine only.
  • DUI .16 
    Client referred to a first time offenders program and charge will be dismissed upon completion
  • DUI .13 
    Pled to Reckless driving and fine only.
  • DUI .13 
    Pled to Reckless driving and fine only.
  • DUAC and Open Container
    Client pled to Open Container and paid fine. DUAC dismissed. 
  • DUI
    Pled to Careless Operation, fine only, no points. 
  • DUS 3RD CLIENT FACED JAIL TIME 
    Pled to No Driver’s License with fine only and no jail time. No suspension. Client cleared suspension issues and now has a valid DL
  • DRIVING UNDER SUSPENSION THIRD OFFENSE AND HABITUAL OFFENDER
    Case involved a young mother of three small children. She faced a jail sentence and a 5 year license revocation. We were able to favorably negotiate a prior charge and also plead to a lesser charge that carried no jail, no suspension and no revocation.
  • DUI .22  
    Dismissed and administrative suspension overturned
  • DUI .22 
    Dismissed
  • DUI .19   
    Pled to Reckless Driving, DUI dismissed. Administrative suspension overturned. No ADSAP.
  • DUI .18 
    Contested administrative hearing. Successfully argued to have administrative suspension overturned . No ADSAP, no suspension, driver’s license restored.
  • DUI and 4 other charges
    Involved young Army veteran whose job with major U.S. Corporation was at stake.  DUI dismissed. Pled to Reckless Driving and other minor traffic charges carrying fine only. No suspension. Able to keep job.
  • DUI and drug charges 
    Young man with outstanding academic background on college scholarship.  Was able to have him participate in and complete program which allowed him to keep his driver’s license, keep his scholarship, and have no criminal record.
  • DUI and DUS
    Both carried driver’s license suspension. Based on a careful review of the evidence, was able to have both charges dismissed and pled guilty to a no point equipment violation with fine.
  • DUI
    Very bad facts and video. However, investigation revealed that police did not legally stop the vehicle.  Was able to successfully negotiate a dismissal of the DUI charge and had administrative suspension overturned.
  • DUI .19 and Xanax
    Based on evidentiary issues, was able to have the DUI charge dismissed and pled to a Reckless Driving charge with fine.  No suspension, no ADSAP.  

 

Criminal Cases

  • ASSAULT AND BATTERY WITH INTENT TO KILL (5 Counts)
    Original charges were no parole crimes carrying 20 years each.  Obtained plea to one count of a non-violent misdemeanor with a sentence of “time served”.
  • CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HIGH AND AGGRAVATED
    College student faced one year in prison mandatory sentence for assaulting boyfriend with meat cleaver during argument. Obtained offer of pre-trial diversion. Client successfully completed, charge dismissed and expunged.
  • CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HIGH AND AGGRAVATED AND GUN CHARGE
    Client, a licensed professional faced a mandatory one year prison sentence. Obtained a plea to a non-violent misdemeanor with probation and fine which allowed client to keep professional license. Gun charge dismissed. 
  • CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT 3rd DEGREE*
    Young man, high school athlete. A thorough investigation proved the charge was not supported by evidence.  Case dismissed and record expunged.
  • AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND KIDNAPING
    Domestic situation. Client forcefully denied all allegations. By conducting a review of the crime scene and conducting a thorough investigation we were able to show that charges were not supported by the evidence. Charges dismissed and record expunged.
  • CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT 3rd DEGREE*
    Two young men with bright futures were accused of sexually assaulting a young woman at a local bar. An intensive investigation led to discovery of key eyewitnesses and pictures of the night’s events. Investigation revealed that young men were factually innocent.  All charges dismissed and records expunged.
  • ASSAULT AND BATTERY 2nd Degree (2 counts), CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HIGH AND AGGRAVATED, UNLAWFUL CHILD NEGLECT
    Client, with prior record, faced 1-10 years in prison, mandatory. Investigation revealed true facts of case which led to dismissal of all charges and allowed father to regain custody of child.
  • TRAFFICKING COCAINE (More than 400 grams)
    Young man with bright future faced a mandatory minimum 25 year prison sentence.  Was able to obtain a 3 year sentence. Client completed and was released.
  • TRAFFICKING COCAINE
    Young man facing mandatory prison sentence. Was able to negotiate for pre-trial diversion.  Client completed diversion program, charge dismissed and record expunged.
  • TRAFFICKING MDMA, POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE/MANUFACTURING MARIJUANA and POSSESSION of LSD
    Young man. Charges originated from a traffic stop in another county.  We obtained pre-trial diversion of charges. Client completed diversion program, all charges dismissed and record expunged.
  • POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE/MANUFACTURING MARIJUANA (One pound)
    College student. Front page news story. Obtained plea to misdemeanor charge and paid fine. Client able to have charge expunged after three years. No probation, no felony and no jail time.
  • DISTRIBUTION OF COCAINE AND DISTRIBUTION OF MARIJUANA
    College student. Obtained a dismissal of all charges.
  • MULTIPLE FELONY DRUG CHARGES
    Client was a doctor. After several months in residential rehabilitation facility, was able to get client into pre-trial diversion program. Client completed. Charge dismissed and record expunged. Client allowed to continue to practice medicine under supervision.
  • BREACH OF TRUST WITH FRAUDULENT INTENT
    Case dismissed after payment of restitution
  • GRAND LARCENY AND CREDIT CARD FRAUD (9 felony counts, multiple jurisdictions)
    Young man with promising future going through divorce. Came up with scheme to get himself out of debt. Was charged in 4 separate jurisdictions, from Charleston to Horry County. Obtained probationary sentence in all courts. Probation to terminate upon payment of restitution.  Young man now married with child and doing well for himself.
  • BREACH OF TRUST MORE THAN $10,000.00 (2 separate counts)
    Client faced up to 10 years on each count. Through thorough investigation was able to discredit one of the allegations and have it dismissed.  Client received probation and restitution on remaining count. No jail time.
  • FRAUDULENT CHECKS (SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNTS)
    A business owner wrote checks on business account. Business failed leaving owners unable to pay. Was able to work with the prosecutor in setting up an agreeable schedule for repayment of the debts and had all charges dismissed upon repayment and the record expunged.

 

Serious Accident and Injury Cases

  • We have obtained a number of settlements in excess of six figures for clients in serious accident injury cases.

 

* This office does not accept all criminal cases. We do not accept cases involving sex crimes against children and certain other sex related related crimes.  Call us to discuss the facts of your particular case to determine whether we will accept the case