The criminal justice system is complex and can be difficult for most people to navigate. It is essential that you have an experienced criminal law attorney to guide you through the process. If you miss certain deadlines, or if requests are not made at the right time and at the right place, you could unwittingly be waiving important rights. If court dates are missed in the lower courts you can be found guilty in your absence, and if court appearances are missed in General Sessions Court a bench warrant may be issued for your arrest.
Criminal cases are usually prosecuted by the government, unlike civil cases which are prosecuted by individual or corporate plaintiffs. General Sessions level offenses are prosecuted by either the Circuit Solicitor’s office or the Attorney General, municipal offenses are usually prosecuted by a city attorney, and magistrate court offenses are prosecuted by either the Solicitor’s office or the arresting officer, depending on what the charge is.
If you have been charged with a crime or if you are under investigation, do not delay in contacting a criminal defense attorney. Our firm will move fast to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process. Although our office is located in Horry County, South Carolina, we will accept select cases statewide or in other states. Call our Myrtle Beach and Columbia criminal defense attorney office at 843-444-6122 or contact us online today.