Marion Domestic Violence Lawyers
Facing a criminal charge for domestic violence can be one of the scariest life events you can endure, with your entire future on the line based on a decision made by a judge and jury. You do not need to go through this process alone. In fact, you stand to achieve much better results if you have proper support by your side. If you find yourself accused of any type of domestic criminal activity in the Marion, South Carolina area, you need the helping hand and sound advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney like William J. Luse at Law Office of William J. Luse.
As a criminal defense lawyer, William J. Luse has helped many clients navigate the legal system through the course of their proceedings. With experience in nearly every type of criminal matter, including domestic violence, William J. Luse will treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve while advocating for your rights as a citizen. As difficult as this period may seem, you will get through this, and our legal team will use our knowledge to your advantage. Call Law Office of William J. Luse today to set up a free, no-obligation initial consultation at (843) 839-4795.
Do I Need a Lawyer To Defend Me?
The consequences of criminal charges for domestic violence can be very serious and real. Your ability to work and spend time with your family can be jeopardized by the outcome of your case. Your future is of utmost importance, and at Law Office of William J. Luse, we will do everything in our power to protect you. With life-changing jail or prison time, house arrest, court-mandated community service and other available reprimands on the line, the best decision you can make is to have an experienced Marion criminal defense attorney by your side. A criminal defense lawyer can assess your case and help you pursue a favorable result. At Law Office of William J. Luse, you will achieve this representation and more when you select Law Office of William J. Luse to represent you.
If you are facing criminal charges, the pace of proceedings is generally set by the court and the prosecution bringing the charges against you. While some of this is unavoidable, having an experienced and trusted attorney by your side will allow you to better prepare for what is to come. Criminal proceedings adhere to a set of rules set forth by the government, and a skilled criminal defense attorney is well-versed in these rules. Defense attorneys with courtroom experience and a deep understanding of the law greatly help their clients. When you have the opportunity to improve your chances of a positive outcome in your case, you should take it, and this means choosing an experienced Myrtle Beach criminal attorney for your defense.
Some criminal charges require that you have an attorney, and if you cannot afford one, a public defender will be appointed to you by the court. While public defenders are capable and will try their best to defend you, they are often overloaded with cases and are given limited resources. Because of these circumstances, a public defender cannot provide your case with the individual attention it deserves. Also, since these attorneys are appointed, you may not match with their personality. The way you can prevent this is to select your own criminal defense attorney – someone you can trust. The common phrase “you get what you pay for” certainly applies to public defenders; it is always in your best interest to retain your own counsel.
Why Choose Law Office of William J. Luse?
At Law Office of William J. Luse, our goal is to provide aggressive and affordable representation to every one of our clients. We will provide personalized attention to your case as we seek justice on your behalf. Our offices have received recognition and the highest available rating (5 stars) in Avvo, a directory of experienced lawyers, and our rating is based on real feedback from clients.
With offices in Marion and Myrtle Beach, Law Office of William J. Luse has successfully helped clients across South Carolina dealing with domestic violence charges for over 13 years. We serve the Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Socastee, Conway, and Little River communities of South Carolina, including all of Georgetown and Marion counties. In small towns like Marion, we care about how members of the community are treated. By offering premium legal services at affordable rates, we do our part in seeing justice done on behalf of South Carolina residents. We are proud to serve our clients here in our community, and when you trust Law Office of William J. Luse with your domestic violence case, you will see the difference that comes along with our full-service representation.
Cases We Handle
At Law Office of William J. Luse, we handle a wide range of domestic violence cases, including but not limited to:
- Assault and battery
- Restraining order violations
- Sexual assault
- Spousal rape
- False Imprisonment
- Child abuse and endangerment
If you do not see the charges that you face listed here, we can likely still help you. If you have been charged with domestic violence – or any other criminal act – call Law Office of William J. Luse today for a complimentary case evaluation.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve been arrested and charged with a crime of domestic violence, know that our legal team is standing by to help you understand your rights, and we’re here to aggressively defend you. Read a few of our frequently asked questions below, and contact us at (843) 839-4795 to schedule a complimentary consultation today.
How much does a criminal defense attorney cost?
The cost of criminal defense depends largely on the type of charges you face and the length of time that proceedings take. Most criminal defense attorneys operate on an hourly fee basis. At Law Office of William J. Luse, we believe that everyone should be entitled to high-quality criminal defense legal representation. During your free initial consultation, we will review the potential cost of your case. We can make arrangements that fit within your budget should you decide to proceed.
What should I do if I am arrested for domestic violence?
If you are arrested, it is important that you request an attorney before making any statements to law enforcement or investigators. You have the right to remain silent, but you only retain that right if you exercise it. If you begin making statements, then you have waived your right. Calmly request to call your attorney, and contact Law Office of William J. Luse right away.
What should I expect from a good domestic violence defense attorney?
Any attorney who represents you should know and understand the law and have experience representing clients with the same type of domestic violence charge that you face. Whenever you meet with a prospective attorney, ask them plenty of questions about your case and make sure you feel comfortable working with them.
What is bond?
Bond is also called bail, and it is what will allow you to be released from jail until your case is completed. If you are arrested for domestic violence, a bond amount will be set that is either standard for your charges, or separately established by the court. Once you learn the amount of your bond, you can pay it by cash or check, borrow from a family member or friend, sign over rights to property, or purchase a bond (generally 10% of the full amount) and make a promise to pay the full amount if you do not appear in court. You may also be allowed to be released “on your own recognizance,” which means that you sign a statement that you will appear in court on time. Being released on your on recognizance is always preferable, and your attorney should make this request on your behalf.
What is arraignment?
The arraignment is usually the first time that you will appear in court on criminal domestic violence charges. This is the time that you will be formally named with your charges, and you will be able to submit a plea (guilty or not guilty). If applicable, the court may also decide at this time whether you will be released from jail until your trial.
How long does a domestic violence case take?
Some cases can be over in a matter of weeks, while others can take years. The length of any criminal proceeding depends on the type of charges you face and the specific facts of your case. Domestic violence cases can be faster than other types of criminal cases because courts generally want to resolve issues that involve families, especially minors, so that they can be reunited or further protected as necessary. An experienced criminal attorney can make an informed estimate of the time your case may take once they meet with you and review your scenario.
If you are facing criminal charges for domestic violence in the Marion area, it is in your best interest to call Law Office of William J. Luse right away. We are available to assist you in all aspects of your criminal defense needs, and we will do everything in our power to make this process go as smoothly as possible for you. By retaining our team in your defense, you will be treated respectfully and represented diligently. Your free consultation is waiting for you, so call us today at (843) 839-4795.