Criminal Defense Attorney in Charleston, SC

The Charleston criminal defense lawyer at the Boles Law Firm has dedicated his law practice to helping ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances, including people who are accused of crimes by the government.

We have a proven track record of fighting for our clients, and we will help you to get your case dismissed, get into a diversion program, negotiate a resolution that meets your goals, or take your case to trial with a jury of your peers.

No matter what you are accused of or the circumstances you are facing, if we accept you as our client, we will take your defense seriously and do everything that is legally and ethically within our power to win your case.

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FAQ for Criminal Defense Attorneys in Charleston, SC

Can you get my case dismissed?

We have a proven track record of fighting to get the best results for our clients. We have gotten dismissals, referrals to diversion programs, and acquittals at trial for our clients, but we cannot ethically say that we will get your case dismissed.

We might get your case dismissed, depending on the facts of your case, but every case is different, and, no matter how confident we feel about our client’s defense in any particular case, there is no certainty in the criminal courts.

Can you file a criminal appeal for me?

If you have been convicted at trial, you or your attorney must file a notice of appeal within ten days.

Our firm may be able to file your appeal from a criminal conviction, but we cannot tell you if your appeal will be successful until we have reviewed your trial transcript and investigated your case. If mistakes of law were made by the judge in your case, your appeal may be successful.

On the other hand, if mistakes were made by your trial attorney and not the trial court, we may advise you to file a post-conviction relief (PCR) petition based on ineffective assistance of counsel instead of a direct appeal. In many cases, we will file the criminal appeal first, and, if the appeal is not successful, then file your PCR action.

Do you handle speeding tickets?

Our firm handles speeding tickets and traffic violations of all kinds, including:

  • Speeding tickets for out of state drivers,
  • Reckless driving and careless operation,
  • Driving under suspension (DUS) and habitual traffic offender status violations,
  • Failure to stop for a blue light,
  • Leaving the scene of an accident/ hit and run, and
  • All other SC traffic violations.

Do you handle property crimes?

Our firm handles all types of property crimes and financial crimes, including:

  • Shoplifting,
  • Breach of trust with fraudulent intent,
  • Credit card fraud,
  • Burglary charges,
  • Petit larceny and grand larceny,
  • Arson,
  • Malicious injury to personal property,
  • Possession of stolen property,
  • Possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and
  • Breaking into a motor vehicle.

Do you use defense experts and investigators?

When they are needed, the Boles Law Firm has access to all types of experts and investigators who can assist in preparing your defense and testify at trial, including:

  • Private investigators,
  • Computer forensics investigators,
  • Eyewitness identification,
  • Forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, or social workers,
  • Medical experts,
  • False confession experts,
  • K-9 experts,
  • Chemists and toxicologists, and
  • Law enforcement experts who can analyze and testify as to ballistics, gunshot residue (GSR), footwear, bitemark, fingerprint, DNA, and other types of forensic evidence.

The police want to talk to me – what should I do?

Call our office immediately – before you talk to the police.

You may be a suspect in a crime (you may already know that you are a suspect in a crime), or you may be a witness to a crime. In either case, you are in jeopardy, and you need to consult with a defense lawyer before you agree to talk to the police.

If you are a suspect, there are two reasons that police investigators may want to speak with you:

  1. They have probable cause to charge you and they want to close the deal by getting you to make incriminating statements, in which case they are going to charge you whether you talk to them or not, or
  2. They don’t have probable cause to charge you and they are hoping to get just enough information or inconsistent statements from you to get a warrant, in which case you may not have been charged if you had called your attorney first.
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