Criminal Domestic Violence Defense Attorney In Columbia

Domestic disputes in South Carolina culminate in criminal domestic violence (CDV) charges far more often than you think. Whenever the police become involved, there is pressure to resolve the situation by making an arrest.

Few people realize just how broad the legal definition of CDV extends. The term "domestic violence" brings to mind savage beatings or serious injuries. Yet you can also face charges for any level of physical harm, attempts to cause physical harm and even actions that make the other person afraid of imminent harm.

This means you may find yourself facing charges — and the shocking label of a domestic abuser — even if you never touched the accuser.

We Look Beyond The Labels And Accusations To See You As A Person

At The Law Office of A. Randolph Hough P.A. in Columbia, we recognize that there is much more to the story than what the criminal charges purport. We look past society's labels and view every client as a complex human being. Our job is to work tirelessly on your behalf to dispel the prejudices that often impact these cases — and to find strong grounds for pursuing a favorable outcome.

Our attorney handles criminal domestic violence defense from the valuable perspective of a former prosecutor. Because he knows how the state and law enforcement pursue these charges, he also understands how to craft an effective defense. His 20-plus years of experience and respected reputation weigh in your favor.

Addressing All The Ramifications Of Your Charges

CDV charges can turn your life upside down in more ways than one. Your reputation and employment opportunities may suffer. If you are not a U.S. citizen, your immigration status could be in jeopardy. And a conviction will impact your ability to possess firearms — a significant consequence for hunters and military service members.

When we approach your case, our defense lawyer will address all of these collateral consequences and work hard to mitigate them. Your priorities and values will dictate our strategy. We will handle the legwork of navigating the complexities of the justice system.

Discuss Your Options During A Free Consultation

Allegations of spousal or child abuse don't need to derail your future. Call 803-386-0189 or send us an email to discuss your options for pursuing a strong defense.