02. CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW

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At Moore Bradley Myers, our attorneys work to protect your rights and fight for your freedom. If you or someone you love has been accused of or charged with a crime, contact us today. Our criminal defense lawyers have decades of experience under our belts and a comprehensive understanding of all areas of criminal defense law.

There are many areas to navigate in criminal law, from your date of arrest through appealing wrongful convictions. We help you navigate through the confusing and frustrating legal process while keeping you and your family informed and ensuring your rights are being protected.

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Criminal Defense Law

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DUI/BUI

South Carolina strictly prohibits the operation of any watercraft while impaired by drugs or alcohol. Just as with a moving vehicle, if an individual has a blood alcohol level (BAC) that meets or surpasses 0.08 percent, they can be charged with Boating Under the Influence (BUI). If you are found to be Boating Under the Influence, you could be convicted of BUI in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd degree, Felony BUI, and Reckless Homicide by Boat.

 

To be convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI), three elements of the crime must be met:

  1. It must be established that you were driving the vehicle.

  2. It must be established that you were driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  3. It must be established that your ability to drive is materially and appreciably impaired.

 

It is critical to work with an attorney that knows the nuances of the Boating or Driving Under the Influence Laws. At Moore Bradley Myers, you will work with some of the most experienced and well-respected criminal defense attorneys in the state.

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Criminal Appeals

Let the experienced attorneys at Moore Bradley Myers assist you in your criminal appeal. The appeals process can be complicated and cumbersome. If you feel there was a legal error in your criminal case, let our attorneys guide you through the process and provide you with a thorough review of your case.

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Felony Criminal Charges

In South Carolina, Class A criminal felonies are the most serious in the criminal law classification system. Felonies can include murder, voluntary manslaughter, robbery,
rape, treason, attempted murder, carjacking, and criminal sexual conduct among
others.

When someone convicted of a crime is sentenced, a Judge can order any combination of punishments: fixed term of imprisonment, payment of fines or fees or restitution. If you are being charged in a felony, you need an aggressive attorney to advocate for your behalf in the law enforcement and judicial realms.

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Drug Violations

Even a seemingly simple drug charge in South Carolina can have a significant and lasting impact on you or your loved one. At Moore Bradley Myers, we focus on your rights and the long-term impact of the charges against you throughout your case. We are here to help you face and aggressively take on the legal challenges on your behalf.