Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges
Considered the primary criminal problem in South Carolina according to the attorney general’s office, criminal domestic violence includes well over 30,000 domestic assault and battery incidents every year. From mandatory minimum sentences and thousands of dollars in fines, convictions can tear families apart and ruin offenders’ lives for years to come.
At Kinard & Jones, LLC, in Lexington, a criminal domestic violence defense lawyer can help you minimize the impact of family violence and help you find the resources you need to turn your life around.
Local Representation You Can Trust
The police are required to arrest someone they determine is an aggressor once they are called to a home. Innocent people can often become victims of unfair accusations of assault, a claim that is extremely difficult to get dropped once an arrest is made. If you have been wrongly accused of domestic violence by someone in your home, contact us right away.
Attorney Murry Kinard can protect your rights against a spouse, former spouse, the other parent of a child in common or anyone you live with. Mr. Kinard will aggressively fight potential convictions involving:
- First offenses – a misdemeanor with $1,000 to $2,500 in fines and imprisonment up to 30 days
- Second offenses – a misdemeanor with $2,500 to $5,000 in fines and mandatory imprisonment for 30 days minimum and up to one year
- Third and further offenses – a felony conviction with mandatory imprisonment for a one-year minimum, up to five years
Depending on your criminal domestic violence case, the court may suspend part or all of a sentence, except for mandatory minimum jail times, if an offender completes a program designed to treat those who commit domestic violence.
Reducing Charges And Finding The Help You Need
As an experienced, reputable advocate offering over 25 years of criminal defense representation, our domestic assault and battery attorneys provide aggressive, practical results that can get the charges against you reduced or dismissed and help you find the treatment that can lead to healthier family relationships.
To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation involving criminal domestic violence, please contact our lawyer today. From offices in Lexington, we represent clients throughout the South Carolina Midlands. Connect with us online or over the phone at 803-948-9265 to arrange your consultation.