Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about Drunk Driving, Drug Possession and Other Charges.
Knowing your rights – and exercising them – is crucial to preserving the integrity of your case. This could be as simple as exercising your right to remain silent, requesting the presence of an attorney during questioning or refusing a polygraph test. For your convenience, we have included several frequently asked questions about my legal services below, as well as a few questions we receive while acting as drunk driving attorneys and drug lawyers in Laurens, SC. To view the answers, simply click on the questions.
What types of cases does this firm handle on a day-to-day basis?
I handle several types of State and City charges from the smallest traffic offenses to serious crimes, including sexual assault/misconduct to armed robbery and murder. There is no case too small and no case too complex. If you are unsure whether I can help with your case, feel free to call 864-681-5297 or contact me for more information.
Do you handle DUI cases?
Yes. As a drunk driving attorney, I represent clients charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of drugs and/or alcohol. A DUI conviction may have some collateral consequences that you are unaware of. Call 864-681-5297 or contact me to find out more.
I have been arrested. What are my options?
Depending on your financial situation, you may be eligible for a Public Defender. In order to qualify for the Public Defender, you need to be considered indigent. If you are not indigent, you may hire a private lawyer to represent and defend you. Contact your Clerk of Court to apply for the Public Defender.
I cannot go to jail is there any other option?
Once a lawyer evaluates your case and situation, you may find that there are other options available that suit you better than jail or prison.
I am not guilty of the charge I am accused of. What do I do?
You need a lawyer to assist you in telling your side of the story. Whether it’s to an Assistant Solicitor, a Police Officer, a Judge and/or a Jury, your story needs to be heard, and I would be glad to help you with that. In many cases a jury trial is needed, and I am certainly a proponent of this process. A jury of your peers, many times, is the only voice of reason in dealing with criminal prosecution. If this is something you feel strong about, please call 864-681-5297 or contact me to discuss further.
I know I’m guilty. Does that mean I’m screwed?
A lawyer’s job is to assist the Client to the best of his ability. That includes evaluating the case to discover whether or not there may be defenses available as well as negotiating and mitigating the penalties. Most importantly, it means determining whether or not the State can meet its burden of proving you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty.
I have a drug and or alcohol problem, and it was a big factor in my arrest. Is jail my only option?
As a drug lawyer who represents people who are charged with crimes big and small, I especially enjoy helping clients who are willing to help themselves. Many times judges, prosecutors and probation agents are also willing to help those who are committed to recovery. Call 864-681-5297 or contact me to explore options that may assist you in this process.
I am currently under investigation. Should I go in to talk to Law Enforcement?
You have the right to remain silent and speak with an Attorney beforehand.
The investigator wants me to take a polygraph or lie detector test. Should I do that?
Exercise your rights! Call 864-681-5297 or contact me with further questions.
Where do you practice?
My office is based in Laurens, South Carolina. I also represent clients in Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Union, Greenwood, Newberry, Abbeville, Edgefield, Saluda, and Cherokee Counties. If you have further questions about this, please call 864-681-5297 or contact me for more information.
Do you charge a consultation fee?
Normally not for criminal clients. Please call 864-681-5297 or contact me to set an appointment.
How much do you charge?
Each case is unique and circumstances vary from client to client. Each prospective client will be given a quote during their consultation.
Do you accept payment plans?
I am often willing to work with each individual client to meet their financial situation.
I am unable to meet during normal business hours. Do you meet with prospective clients any other times?
Call 864-681-5297 or contact me, and I will be happy to arrange an appointment to fit your needs.