Disagreements are a part of life, even with those we love the most. Tempers can flare or perhaps alcohol was involved. What had been a nice evening shortly before erupts in a dispute that quickly escalates. The police are called. It is their job to determine who the primary aggressor was. That person will be arrested. If they cannot tell who the primary aggressor was, they have the discretion to arrest both parties. Many of my clients charged with Criminal Domestic Violence had never been arrested before. It is traumatic and upsetting. Help is a just call away.
Being arrested for Criminal Domestic Violence has high stakes for a person’s relationship, employment, and rights such as being able to possess a handgun or have a concealed weapons permit. Being convicted a Criminal Domestic Violence carries substantial adverse effects. Repeat offenses are subject to sentencing enhancement which means that any subsequent conviction is treated more severely. Mr. Sutton is highly experienced in defending these charges and has a proven track record of successful outcomes. If you or a loved one has been charged with a Criminal Domestic Violence offense in Horry County, South Carolina, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, or a domestic violence charge in the Court of General Sessions, call Mr. Sutton immediately for a free 30 minute consultation.
Criminal Domestic Violence 3rd Degree charges are handled by the Municipal or Magistrate Court in the jurisdiction where the offense occurred. More serious Criminal Domestic Violence charges are handled in the Court of General Sessions. Charges in General Sessions Court are often felony offenses and you should not delay in calling Mr. Sutton for legal re presentation.