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Criminal Domestic Violence (CDV)

If you have been charged with a Criminal Domestic Violence (CDV), the Sutton Law Firm stands ready to help you through this difficult time. Help is just a call away.

Disagreements are a part of life, even with those we love the most. Tempers can flare. Often, alcohol is involved. Minor disputes can quickly escalate and the police are called. It is their duty to determine who the primary aggressor was and to arrest that person for CDV. They have the discretion to arrest both parties for CDV. Many of those charged with criminal domestic violence have never been arrested before or are in long term relationships. Many are married. Being arrested for criminal domestic violence is an overwhelming experience and it is critical to get an experienced CDV lawyer on your side immediately. The Sutton Law Firm has a wealth of experience in defending criminal domestic violence cases in all local courts to include Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Conway. Surfside Beach, Georgetown, Magistrates Court, Domestic Violence Court, and General Sessions Court.

Criminal Domestic Violence (CDV) charges can have a severe impact on your career or the right to carry a firearm. The assistance of an experienced criminal domestic violence lawyer is essential to avoid a conviction in these cases and the serious consequences that result from a conviction. Mr. Sutton has a proven track record of success in defending criminal domestic violence charges in the Myrtle Beach and Conway areas, and throughout Horry County. If you or a loved one has been charged, call 843-626-0708 for a free initial consultation.

Criminal Domestic Violence cases are typically prosecuted in Magistrate Court (Domestic Violence Court) or Municipal Court, but the more serious CDV cases are prosecuted in General Sessions Court. Criminal Domestic Violence is an enhanceable offense which means that repeat offenders face increasingly severe penalties for a conviction.

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