Looking for a Misdemeanor Lawyer?
Clients often ask if they really need to hire a lawyer to fight their misdemeanor charges in court. They’re even more apprehensive to hire a lawyer for a low-level violation like a traffic ticket. Often, clients would rather skip the hassle and expense of hiring legal representation and represent themselves. However, that’s not always how you should approach interactions with the law. You need an experienced defense attorney to have your back, regardless of whether you’re facing a misdemeanor charge or a capital offense. If you’re near the Summerville, SC area, contact attorney Glenn Justis to get the guidance and representation you need.
Attorney Glenn Justis isn’t your average lawyer. After a successful 14-year run as a businessman, Glenn decided to pursue a career in law. He attended law school and began working as a prosecutor. His prosecutor’s background gives Glenn valuable insight into the court system that his clients can use to their advantage. In addition, Glenn has extensive real-world experience. He’s handled nearly 5,000 criminal cases during his career as a lawyer, including everything from misdemeanors to murder charges. As a result, he’s developed the skill, experience, and passion for justice that makes him one of the best defense attorneys for misdemeanors in any of these areas:
- Dorchester County, SC
- Summerville, SC
- St George, SC
- Berkeley County, SC
- Goose Creek, SC
- Moncks Corner, SC
- Charleston County, SC
- North Charleston, SC
- Charleston, SC
- Hanahan, SC
- Mt Pleasant, SC
Get the Help of The Justis Law Firm: A Misdemeanor Defense Attorney
Although a misdemeanor is less serious than a felony, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t hire a defense attorney to represent you. South Carolina recognizes three different levels of misdemeanors: Class A, B, and C. Each of these carries its own punishments. Class C misdemeanors are reserved for the least-egregious criminal acts like Unlawfully Carrying a Pistol, Assault by Mob 3rd Degree, or Simple Possession of Marijuana 2nd Offense. If convicted, you could end up in jail for up to a year. Class B misdemeanors include mid-level crimes like Possession of Heroin 1st Offense or Fraudulent Check > $1,000 1st Offense. They carry jail sentences of up to two years. Finally, Class A misdemeanors are the most serious of these offenses. They include crimes like Assault and Battery in the 2nd Degree, Possession of Less than one gram of Methamphetamine or Cocaine Base 1st Offense, or Possession of Cocaine 1st Offense. They carry penalties of up to three years in jail. However, a lawyer can negotiate with the court to reduce punishments in some misdemeanor cases.
In addition, each individual misdemeanor case carries its own fine. Therefore, it’s impossible to tell what your fine could be until you’re charged. If the state is accusing you of a misdemeanor, you need a lawyer. Glenn has represented many clients facing a variety of charges in the local area. Call our firm for a consultation and see how we can help your case.
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Hiring a Traffic Violation Lawyer: Building Your Case
If you thought you didn’t need a lawyer for a misdemeanor charge, you definitely wouldn’t hire one for a traffic ticket violation. However, an attorney can be a valuable ally in these kinds of cases. It’s true that many traffic tickets may not require legal action. If you’re the kind of person who likes to speed, you may rack up tickets at an alarming rate. When that happens, your fines can add up. In addition, each traffic violation carries a certain amount of points with it. For example, an illegal turn is worth four points. If you rack up more than 12 points, the state will suspend your drivers’ license. Finally, tickets that carry points can be used by your insurance company to increase your insurance premiums for 3-5 years. It is not usual to see your insurance rates increase 15-50% after just one ticket. When your driving privileges and insurance rates are on the line, hiring a lawyer to handle a traffic ticket violation is the smart thing to do.
Consult with a Seasoned Traffic Ticket Lawyer Now
If you have any questions about misdemeanor charges or traffic ticket violations, you should consult a lawyer. Fortunately, we’re here for you. Attorney Glenn Justis is one of the best lawyers you’ll find in the Summerville, SC area. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.
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