Criminal Domestic Violence (CDV) in South Carolina
Criminal Domestic Violence (CDV) is an issue that receives a significant amount of public attention and scrutiny. Although classified as a misdemeanor, CDV charges carry with them severe consequences that impact citizens’ important constitutional rights, including the right to bear arms. In South Carolina, law enforcement officials have the right to enter a dwelling without a warrant if responding to a domestic violence situation. These officials often make an initial determination as to the primary aggressor and effectuate an arrest based on that determination alone. I investigate each matter thoroughly to determine the validity of that initial determination by the officer, interview and obtain statements from any and all viable witnesses, and develop defenses that may result in the dismissal or compromise of the charges.
While CDV gets the most publicity, I represent individuals charged with all types of assault-related crimes, from Assault and Battery 3rd Degree (Simple Assault) to Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature (ABHAN) and Attempted Murder.
Assault Defense Lawyer in North Charleston
A criminal charge for a violent crime such as aggravated assault or assault with a deadly weapon is punishable with significant penalties including jail time. If sexual assault is included in the charge, a conviction could force to you register on the sex offender registry for life.
Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in North Charleston
The Deaton Law Firm, L.L.C., in North Charleston, South Carolina, takes a strong and proactive approach to defending people against domestic violence and assault charges. We offer a skilled defense strategy focused on uncovering any contradictory evidence or false statements obtained against you. Our law firm offers a detailed focus to protect your rights and mitigate any potential penalties.
If you have been charged with simple assault, assault with a dangerous weapon, domestic abuse or another violent crime, make sure your lawyer gives your case the personal attention you need. Contact us for a free initial consultation for Civil and Criminal Matters. We will explain your rights and options, making sure you feel confident that you are hiring the right criminal defense lawyer.
Aggressive Defense Strategy
If you have been charged with domestic violence, your primary concern is probably centered on your family and how you are going to maintain stability for your children. The Deaton Law Firm, L.L.C., will act quickly to investigate the allegations against you. Defense attorney Rad Deaton will work with you and any credible witnesses to understand the circumstances behind the altercation. We will fight for the charges to be dismissed based off of any exaggerated or false statements. Mr. Deaton will advocate for the restraining order to be lifted based on any false assumptions made by law enforcement.
In addition to domestic violence, attorney Deaton offers extensive experience defending against serious allegations, including:
- Simple assault/Assault 3rd Degree
- Sexual assault/Criminal Sexual Conduct
- Aggravated assault/Assault 1st Degree/Assault 2nd Degree
- Assault with a deadly weapon/Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature (ABHAN)
- Criminal Domestic Violence
- Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature (CDVHAN)
- Sexual Exploitation of Minors
When you hire us to represent you, lawyer Rad Deaton will work directly with you throughout the duration of your case. Mr. Deaton will always be available to you to answer your questions and explain what is happening next. At the Deaton Law Firm, L.L.C., we are committed to fulfilling our oath to provide knowledgeable legal advice and vigorous representation that protects your rights.
Focusing on Diversionary Programs as an Alternative to Jail
In many cases, there are alternatives to jail if you are convicted of a domestic violence charge. South Carolina offers diversionary programs, such as pretrial intervention, that are designed to help you resolve the psychological issues that lead to domestic violence. Successful completion of these programs can also result in having the charge and conviction expunged from your record.
Free Consultation for Criminal Matters
Contact us today to discuss your domestic violence or assault charges. We are committed to protecting your rights and addressing any concerns you have about a protection order. When you select our law firm, we will deliver dedicated, aggressive, and confidential legal advice and representation.