The Law Office of Patrick C. Sharpe Explains Reasons Why a South Carolina Resident May Need a Criminal Attorney

The Law Office of Patrick C. Sharpe Explains Reasons Why a South Carolina Resident May Need a Criminal Attorney
The Law Office of Patrick C. Sharpe, LLC in Columbia, South Carolina is announcing to the public some of the reasons why South Carolina residents may need the legal services of an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer.

Columbia, SC – November 24, 2021 – One of the most important things a Columbia resident can do if being accused or charged with any criminal offense is to call Attorney Sharpe before they do anything else. In circumstances such as these, it’s always in the client’s best interest to seek legal advice or counsel before answering any questions or agreeing to anything pertaining to their individual case. Always remember and exercise your Miranda warning: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in the court of law.” Remain silent, and request to speak to a criminal defense attorney!

Domestic violence charges have seen a drastic increase since the onset of the pandemic. For individuals being accused of domestic violence, it should be noted that this is typically one of the more complex and complicated aspects of South Carolina law. Reaching out to a highly experienced criminal defense attorney who is well-versed in all aspects of domestic violence laws in South Carolina will provide the necessary defense counsel and knowledge a defendant needs on their side when faced with domestic violence accusations. 

Having worked both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney, Patrick Sharpe thoroughly knows criminal law and local South Carolina state laws. Men are especially vulnerable to domestic violence charges.  People in general, tend to believe that the male partner in a relationship is guilty. The truth is hard to come by and that is exactly why a Columbia criminal lawyer is needed. The female in a relationship may be trying to use the accusation to gain custody of a child, or other family members may be angry and call the police just to cause damage to that person’s reputation.

Another criminal offense that has been on the rise since the pandemic, is DUI/DWI charges. This occurs when a person is pulled over and accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  In this case, a criminal defense attorney in Columbia will be able to explain how the South Carolina laws work and exactly how a person can legally be found guilty of driving under the influence. Often, steps in the process are overlooked by the police and maybe a reason for having the charges dropped. You will want an experienced criminal defense attorney who has represented clients for DUI/DWI charges that will provide you with an effective defense strategy for your case. 

Being accused of a weapons offense is another extremely complicated area of the law. Just possessing a weapon without the proper paperwork can result in a misdemeanor or a felony.  Also, the penalties for weapons offenses are very strict. Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Columbia can make all the difference between going to jail or going home.

As marijuana laws are changing all over the country, many Columbia residents think South Carolina has also relaxed their laws. However, in South Carolina, being found with even a small amount of marijuana will result in a drug charge as marijuana is still illegal in all instances – recreational and medicinal. Again, here is another time when a resident will need a criminal lawyer.

About the Law Office of Patrick C. Sharpe, LLC

Before founding his own law office in 2016, Attorney Patrick Sharpe worked as an Assistant Public Defender and later as an Assistant City Attorney. With his extensive courtroom experience on both sides of the aisle, he is the best choice when a person has been accused of a crime. The Law Office of Patrick C. Sharpe, LLC provides legal representation for the criminal defense practice areas of domestic violence, DUI/DWI, drug charges, assault, and property crimes.

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Phone: 803-608-1741
Address:3104 Devine St
City: Columbia
State: SC
Country: United States
Website: https://patricksharpelaw.com/