Criminal Defense

We see people at some of the worst times of their life, when they have been charged with a crime and are worried about losing their job, family and close personal relationships. We are a NO JUDGMENT ZONE, meaning we won't try to judge you for what you what trouble you may have gotten into, we will just help you. For over 20 years, we have helped those accused of crimes, handling thousands of serious and minor state criminal charges, federal criminal charges, felony and misdemeanor matters throughout the State of South Carolina. We have the dedication and experience to help you and more importantly, we know what to do to guide you through this time in your life.

STEP ONE:

You have constitutional rights, use them!

1) The right to an attorney. The very first right you have is the right to an attorney. This is important because the police know that you don't understand everything that they are confronting you with during an arrest. A lawyer's job is to help you understand your rights and protect you. Technically, the police are supposed to read you rights, called "Miranda Rights" or a "Miranda Warning". These rights include the right to an attorney and this is one of the first sentences they state. Insist upon your right to an attorney during any arrest.

2) The right to remain silent. An officer can ask you any question that they want to, however, after you are read your rights, you have the right to remain silent. Additionally, you can tell the officer the following, "I do not wish to make any statement without a lawyer and I wish to remain silent until I have spoken with a lawyer" At this stage, the questioning STOPS. The officer can tell you that it is in your best interest to cooperate or ask you to tell them something off the record, but you don't have to say a thing.

3) Don't make a statement without your lawyer. An officer may want you to make a statement about what happened, but you DO NOT MAKE A STATEMENT. It is very important that you do not make a statement before you speak with a lawyer, anything that you write down can and will be used against you in a court of law. Call 864-810-0384 for help.

STEP TWO:

Your case is very important and may have consequences for the rest of your life, so insist upon an experienced lawyer. Attorney Woods has more than 20 years experience in the courtroom, with direct experience in trial handling a broad range of criminal defense charges in South Carolina, including, Drug Crimes, Violent Crimes, DUI, Armed Robbery, Sexually Related Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence, Embezzlement, Federal Crimes and State Crimes. Attorney Woods can also help you before you are formerly charged with a crime with pre-charge consultation so that you can speak about any charges that may be filed against you and get representation lined up ahead of time in case you formerly charged. If you need help right now, call for a free consultation at 864-810-0384.

A criminal charge is not something that you want to handle alone, so get the professional legal help that you need to fight your battle. Contact us to see how we can help you or call us at 864-810-0384 for immediate assistance.

GREENVILLE OFFICE (MAIN OFFICE)

1106 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864.298.8111
Fax: 864.752.9300

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COLUMBIA OFFICE

(by appointment only)
(files principally handled at the main office)

3501 North Main Street #200
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803.233.1828
Fax: 864.752.9300

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BEAUFORT OFFICE

(by appointment only)
(files principally handled at the main office)

28 Old Jericho Road Suite 200
Beaufort, SC 29906
Phone: 843.492.7730
Fax: 864.752.9300

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