Criminal Defense

Rock Hill, South Carolina Criminal Offenses:

If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense in Rock Hill, South Carolina, or the surrounding area, you are advised to obtain legal representation immediately from Anita E. Abercrombie, an experienced and qualified attorney with the Abercrombie Law Firm. Because your case will be vigorously prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office, or by a County Solicitor, it is essential to have the best legal representation possible. Cases we handle include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:

 

  • Bank fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • DUI - Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Drug possession or drug trafficking
  • Worthless checks
  • Robbery, theft, or burglary
  • Shoplifting
  • Misdemeanors or felonies
  • State or federal offenses
  • Traffic Tickets

Penalties for Criminal Conviction:

Penalties for a criminal conviction vary widely, depending on the offense and the circumstances involved. Some of the common penalties include:

  • Jail - up to one year for a misdemeanor
  • Prison - up to decades in prison for a felony
  • Monetary fines
  • Permanent criminal record
  • Probation
  • Parole
  • Supervised release
  • Mandatory drug testing
  • Mandatory counseling

It is essential to obtain the representation you need in order to obtain the most favorable results possible in your case. While public defenders may be well intentioned and skilled, unfortunately they are almost always overloaded with enormous caseloads and simply are not in a position to give you the personal time and attention that you truly need.

What are Your Miranda Rights and Why are They So Important to You:

If you are stopped and placed in police custody, the Miranda warning must be read to you. These are one of the most important sources of protection to an individual being arrested by the police as, among other things, they protect you from self-incrimination. The Miranda warning includes:

  • You have the right to remain silent
  • You may not be forced to testify against yourself
  • Anything you say may be used against you in a court of law
  • You have a right to an attorney during police interrogation
  • A court-ordered attorney will be appointed for you if you cannot afford one
  • If you so choose, you may stop answering questions at any time even if you have already answered some questions

How does this work? If you were arrested for performing an illegal activity such as a theft offense and the information that led to the arrest was drawn out of you by investigators without knowing that the information would be used against you, we may be able to file a motion to exclude the evidence based on the fact that you were not read your Miranda rights. It is essential to hire a lawyer who is aware of the laws of criminal procedure, evidence, and trial techniques.

Why You Should Hire Anita E. Abercrombie with Abercrombie Law Firm:

There is an old saying: "He who represents himself in court has a fool for a client." This saying is not meant to insult the well-meaning, hard-working client. It is, however, intended to get the point across that even the smartest and most well-educated individual should hire an attorney to represent his or her interests in legal matters. We can handle cases throughout many South Carolina counties, including:

  • York
  • Chester
  • Lancaster
  • Union
  • Cherokee

At Abercrombie Law Firm, you can expect compassionate and caring legal representation. We take a personal interest in our clients and we will craft an effective legal defense, always seeking the best outcome possible. Whenever possible, we will seek a dismissal or reduced charges. If we do take your case to court we will fight to maintain your freedom and for the minimum penalties possible. We may seek alternative and creative court programs that give the client the opportunity to successfully complete a court program – without a permanent criminal record.

Complimentary Consultation

Call the Abercrombie Law Firm at (803) 323-7930 for a complimentary consultation to discuss your case and explore your options. The complimentary consultation is confidential. You can also make an appointment with us at our office, which is located at One Law Place, 223 East Main Street, Suite 500, Rock Hill, SC 29730. For additional information, use this form to contact us.

Abercrombie Law Firm, LLC, One Law Place
223 East Main Street, Suite 500, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone: (803) 323-7930 | Fax: (877) 493-2353 - toll free