Rock Hill Assault Defense Lawyer

Fort Mill Violent Crimes Attorney

Convictions for assault charges can carry heavy prison terms, but there are many viable defenses to beat the charges or mitigate the punishment. If you are accused of committing an assault, you need an attorney skilled at poking holes in the prosecution's case and presenting the other side of the story.

Criminal defense lawyer Christopher Wellborn is a former prosecutor and brings 25 years of criminal law experience to your case. He has helped hundreds of people fight assault charges in York County and throughout South Carolina. Contact our Rock Hill office for a free initial consultation.

Aggressive Response to Charges Related to an Assault

The law firm of Christopher A. Wellborn, P.A. has handled every level of criminal offense, including:

  • Simple assault
  • Assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature (severe or disfiguring injury, or use of a weapon)
  • Sexual assault
  • Criminal domestic violence
  • Assault with intent to kill ("attempted murder")
  • Murder (capital and non-capital offenses)

Our experience has shown that the true version of events is rarely reflected in the criminal complaint. The person who throws the last punch in a fight or bar brawl is usually the one arrested, even when the other person started it. The "victim" is rarely innocent, and may have a motive to make false accusations. Witnesses are not always impartial. Police don't ask enough questions or follow up after an arrest.

Chris Wellborn explores all viable defenses: mutual combat, self-defense or defense of another, provocation, no opportunity to react or retreat, or misidentification. He visits the site of the alleged assault to walk through the supposed scenario and investigates the background of the victim and the actual extent of a claimed injury.

Our goal is dismissal of charges for lack of evidence or prejudicial conduct of police. If that is not possible, we explore diversion programs to avoid a felony conviction or plea agreements to limit the impact on our client's freedom and future. If those options would result in a long prison sentence, Mr. Wellborn will fight for you at trial.

Whether you were in a fight that got out of hand or accused of an aggravated assault or death, call us immediately at 866-635-6765 to find out where you stand.