Criminal Defense

If you have been charged with a crime, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights. The attorneys at Boatwright Legal have over 20 years of experience handling a wide range of criminal cases, from misdemeanors to felonies. We will fight to get you the best possible outcome, whether it is a dismissal of your charges, a reduction in your sentence, or an acquittal at trial.

Why Choose Boatwright Legal?

There are many reasons to choose Boatwright Legal as your criminal defense lawyer. Here are just a few:

  • We are experienced and knowledgeable. Our attorneys have over 20 years of experience handling a wide range of criminal cases.
  • We are dedicated to our clients. We will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and get you the best possible outcome.
  • We are compassionate and understanding. We know that being charged with a crime can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. We will be there to support you every step of the way.
  • We offer free consultations. We want to make sure that you understand your legal options and that you are comfortable with us before we represent you.

Call us today at 864-745-9758 to schedule a free consultation.

Criminal Defense

What Is Assault and Battery?

Assault and battery are two separate crimes, but they are often charged together. Assault is the threat of violence, while battery is the actual physical contact. In South Carolina, assault and battery are both misdemeanors, but they can be charged as felonies if they are committed against a law enforcement officer or if they result in serious bodily injury.

About Assault and Battery

What Is Burglary?

Burglary is the unlawful entry into a building with the intent to commit a crime. In South Carolina, burglary is a felony, and the penalties can be severe. The severity of the penalties depends on the value of the property that was taken, whether the burglary was a first offense, and whether the burglar was armed.

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What is Considered Theft Under South Carolina Law?

Theft is the unlawful taking of another person’s property. In South Carolina, theft is a misdemeanor, but it can be charged as a felony if the value of the property that was taken is over a certain amount. The severity of the penalties also depends on whether the theft was a first offense and whether the thief had a prior criminal record.

Dealing With Theft Cases

What are Drug Crimes in South Carolina?

Drug crimes are a serious problem in South Carolina. The penalties for drug crimes can be severe, and they can have a lasting impact on your life. If you have been charged with a drug crime, it is crucial that you speak to a qualified criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

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Murder in South Carolina

Murder is the unlawful killing of another human being with malice aforethought. In South Carolina, murder is a felony, and the penalties can be life in prison or even death. If you have been charged with murder, it is imperative that you talk to a competent criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

How We Handle Murder Charges

Enlist An Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer Today!

If you or somebody close to you has been accused or is being investigated for murder, drug crimes, theft, burglary, or assault and battery, the lawyer you hire to safeguard your rights may prove to be the difference between incarceration and freedom. To learn more about what your legal options are in your charge, make sure to consult with a skilled criminal defense lawyer right away. Remember that your freedom is on the line here. Contact Boatwright Legal at 864-745-9758 now to schedule a case evaluation.

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Miranda Rights

Understanding Your Miranda Rights

If you’ve spent any time watching police movies or television shows, you’ve probably heard of Miranda rights. Arising from Miranda v. Arizona, a 1966 Supreme Court decision, Miranda rights protect

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