Criminal Defense Lawyers in Lexington, South Carolina
Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr. LLC316 S. Lake Drive
Lexington, South Carolina 29072
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONThe Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, is a Criminal Defense and litigation law office located in Lexington, South Carolina. Mr. Snell provides a range of services to his Criminal Defense clients including representation in misdemeanor and felony cases in both State as well as Federal Courts. Mr. Snells office in Lexington, SC represents those charged with CDV, DUI, drug and other serious criminal charges.
When you hire Mr. Snell's office concerning a new or pending criminal charge you will be provided with a confidential, and no cost, initial consultation. During this initial consultation Mr. Snell will listen to you to fully understand your situation. He will then provide an overview of your charge and the South Carolina Court process. You will have a full opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your case and to learn your legal options.
Mr. Snell recognizes that all serious criminal charges are unique, and each case requires individual and personalized attention. In cases involving Criminal Domestic Violence, or CDV, there may be special family issues regarding contact with a spouse or the ability to remain in your home. In Driving Under the Influence, or DUI, there may be an need to respond quickly to ensure that your driving privileges remain intact in the months following your arrest. And in all serious criminal cases responsive is necessary to ensure that crucial evidence and witnesses can be preserved and assessed to begin designing an overall case defense strategy.
Because police and law enforcement work 24 hours a day, and serious criminal charges can be brought at unexpected times, Mr. Snell maintains a fully comprehensive website with a wealth of information on common South Carolina Criminal Offenses, including DUI and Domestic Violence (CDV). Additionally he maintains a 24 hour toll-free number for prospective clients to contact his office. Evening and weekend appoints are available. When you need a Lexington, SC Criminal Defense Attorney you can trust you are welcome to call our office.
When you or a loved one has been arrested for a serious crime it can seem like your life is spinning out of control. Contacting the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, can be the first step toward putting your life back together after a serious criminal charge. Representation is available for clients charged in Lexington, Columbia, Saluda, Edgefield, Newberry, Union, Laurence, Orangeburg, Charleston, Rock Hill, Spartanburg and throughout South Carolina.
In all Criminal Cases the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, stands ready to provide you with a thorough and complete defense of your criminal charges. Even in situations which at first feel absolutely hopeless, Mr. Snell has found that careful and methodical preparation, combined with the availability of an aggressive courtroom defense, can produce results first thought impossible.
Every case will receive the same level of service and attention from Mr. Snell, including:
-The availability of a confidential and unhurried initial consultation.
-A written engagement and fee agreement specifying in writing the exact services to be provided along with the exact attorney’s fee cost to you.
-The availability to hire and coordinate a team of experts to examine and challenge the evidence and argument presented by police. This may include expert psychologists, investigators, physicians, accident Reconstructionist, polygraph administrators, and fire examiners.
-A review of the exact nature of the criminal charges, the elements and all available and known legal and factual defenses.
-Copies of all documents received in the discovery process from law enforcement provided to our client at no additional cost.
-A respect for his client’s decision as to how their case should be resolved.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Criminal Domestic Violence
Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature
Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute
Areas of Law Description
• Driving Under the Influence (DUI and Felony DUI)
Mr. Snell is a Lexington SC DUI Defense Attorney who is able to represent clients in Lexington, Columbia and throughout South Carolina. DUI is a serious offense, and under South Carolina's new DUI statute which went into effect in 2009 even first time misdemeanor offenders now face jail sentences of up to 90 days. Mr. Snell will work with you to get your case resolve as quickly as possible.
• Criminal Domestic Violence (CDV and CDVHAN)
Mr. Snell is a Lexington SC CDV Defense Attorney who represents clients throughout Lexington, Richland and all South Carolina counties. A CDV conviction can result in fines over $5,000, jail time, and more. Mr. Snell recognizes that many times CDV prosecutions are used as a weapon by one party seeking an advantage in a pending custody or divorce action.
South Carolina CDV arrests can result in an immediate "no contact" bond order being placed on the defendant immediately after arrest. This can be especially difficult in cases where the defendant lives with or has children in common with the alleged victim. In addition to representing clients on first offense CDV cases, Mr. Snell also represents those charged with Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature (CDVHAN).
• South Carolina Drug Cases
The Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, represents those in need of a Lexington SC Drug Defense Attorney. Drug offenses may include possession of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, or other controlled substances. If you have been charged with a drug offense, even if it is your first offense, you are risking high fines, jail time and a mandatory driver's license suspension. Further drug offenses in South Carolina are graduated offenses, meaning that any prior drug offense may serve to increase the severity of current or new charges.
Drug Charges include: Simple Possession; Possession with Intent to Distribute; PWID; Drug Manufacturing; Drug Trafficking; and Drug Distribution.
• Sex Crimes
A sex crime can ruin a reputation no matter if it is a child or an adult that it has happened to. If you are accused of any Sex Crime you need a skilled Attorney by your side to handle your case. Mr. Snell understands how delicate these situations can be. He will work to keep your reputation clear and your name off the South Carolina Sex Offense List.
Sex Crimes can include : Criminal Sexual Conduct, Rape; Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor ; Lewd Act upon a Minor; Criminal Solicitation of a Minor ; Sexual Exploitation of Minor ; Child Pornography ; Distributing Obscene Material to Children; Solicitation for Prostitution; Promoting Prostitution to a Minor; Participation in Prostitution of a Minor; and Prostitution.
• Probation Violations
When placed on probation a person has had part of their original sentence suspended. There are some actions that can cause probation to be violated those are:
1. Failure to check in with a probation officer
2. Failure to pay probation fees
3. Testing positive for drugs or alcohol
4. Being arrested or convicted for a new offense
5. Making contact with the victim of their prior case.
James Snell is able to help his clients that have been accused of violating their parole by going over copies of their violation warrants and other factors to determine what the courts may do in their particular case and give them counsel as to that.
• Appeals and PCR
After the conviction or the plea has been entered a defendant can still have their case reviewed for legal and constitutional errors. James Snell will provide this service to each and every one of his clients that originally had their cases tried by other lawyers. Appeals are difficult but Mr. Snell will work hard for his clients to get a result, he also provides free case evaluation to defendants and their families that are considering this option.
• Violent Crimes
Violent Crimes and Assault Charges are where an individual has been accused of harming or attempting to harm and individual. These can range from Assault to Murder charges, each having their own type of sentencing. James Snell is available to assist in cases like these. In times like these you need someone in your court and James Snell is that person.
• Property Crimes
These are crimes involving theft, embezzlement, dishonesty or deceit. When you or someone you love have been accused of a property crime you should have a Criminal Defense Attorney at your side to help you through the case. James Snell is that Attorney.
• Traffic Offenses
In South Carolina Traffic Violations are considered Criminal Violations under South Carolina Law. By that reason they must follow the same procedural laws that other criminal violations do. This gives many important rights to those that have been charged with a traffic violation. If you have been accused of a traffic violation it is within your right to contact a Criminal Defense Attorney to help you to understand what your rights are.
• Computer Crimes
If you need a Internet Crime Attorney Mr. Snell can help you. He has experience in the IT Field and is certified by Microsoft, CompTIA and Cisco in Internet and Computer Network technologies. Computer crimes can include: online solicitation of minors, child pornography, credit card fraud, identity theft, hacking offenses, telephone card fraud, and unlawful electronic communications.
• White Collar Crimes
White Collar Crimes are those that may include: tax evasion, embezzlement, postal fraud, interstate fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice, weapons violation, medical benefits fraud, or insurance fraud. White Collar Crimes are classified as such due to their alleged sophistication, or due to the executive or profession standing of the person that is accused of the crime. Mr. Snell is experienced in dealing with these types of cases.
• Public Corruption
Public Corruption Crimes are those that involve abuse of power by elected officials. It can also be classified as Bribery; Embezzlement of Public Funds; Misconduct of a Public Official; Obstruction of Justice; Giving False Information; Misprision; Intimidation of Court Officials; Perjury ; Criminal Comtempt of Court; and Resisting Arrest. These cases may be investigated by not only the SLED but with the local authorities as well. Having a Public Corruption Lawyer by your side will help.
• Boating Under the Influence
James Snell represents those in need of a Lexington SC BUI attorney. His South Carolina Criminal Defense office located in Lexington SC is located in close proximity to Lake Murray. During South Carolina’s warm weather months the Sheriff’s Department and Department of Natural Resources both have active patrols on all nearby South Carolina Lakes seeking individuals they suspect of operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol.
About the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr.
- South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- South Carolina Association for Justice
- U.S. District Court for South Carolina
- South Carolina Supreme Court
Ms. Jennifer M. Clinkscales
Appellate Practice, Contracts, Criminal Law, General Practice
Mr. James R Snell
Head of Office
Arson, Assault, Battery, Bribery, Burglary
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