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North Charleston Criminal Defense Attorney
Defending Charges for criminal domestic violenceis extremely important now in South Carolina. The penalties for conviction have life changing consequences. North Charleston Attorney Tim Amey is prepared to help you through this difficult process. CDV charges and related behaviors can arise from a multitude of issues in the home. Blame and punishment do little to solve the problem. However, if you are convicted of CDV 1st Offense, you lose the ability to own a firearm and face up to 30 days in jail. Conviction for a 2nd Offense carries a minimum of 30 days in jail and up to 1 year.
Criminal Domestic Violence or CDV has become a hot button issuein recent years. With the Attorney General naming it a crisis in the Palmetto State, and releasing the statistic that there are 36,000 domestic violence incidents reported each year, it is no wonder we have seen ramped up penalties from the legislature.
Charleston SC criminal defense attorney Tim Amey spent years handling and trying hundreds of CDV cases while working for the City of North Charleston. In facing this type of charge, you need someone with experience who can defend your rights and help you through a scary and difficult process.
Before leaving the City of North Charleston, Tim Amey worked with the special prosecutor who was hired on a grant to handle only CDV cases. As a result of increased awareness and increased enforcement many more cases are being pursued by the government. Often victims and defendants’ mistakenly think that reuniting will result in the case being dropped. This is not the way things work. The Prosecutor makes the final call. Before you end up in a scenario where everything is unknowingly turned around on you, call today for a free consultation.