Rock Hill Felony Defense Lawyer

South Carolina Felony Charge Attorney

A felony conviction almost certainly means prison time, strips you of many rights and haunts you every time you fill out a job application. The law firm of Christopher A. Wellborn, P.A. provides an aggressive response to felony charges to spare you from prison or soften the punishment if convicted.

Chris Wellborn is a former prosecutor with 25 years of criminal law experience, and the only private practice attorney in Rock Hill who practices exclusively in criminal defense. He has handled hundreds of felony cases in York County and throughout the state of South Carolina, including a capital murder case which ended in acquittal.

We understand what's at stake and how to attack the prosecution's case. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

Felony Criminal Defense in South Carolina

Our firm has defended those accused of non-violent and violent felony crimes, both state crimes and federal charges:

Fighting the Charges and Limiting the Punishment

Felony crimes can carry a prison sentence from five years (Class E felony) up to 30 years to life (Class A felony). Many are no parole offenses, requiring the person to serve at least 85 percent of the sentence before they are even eligible for a parole hearing.

A felony conviction has lasting collateral consequences. Non-U.S. citizens are subject to detention and deportation. Convicted felons cannot serve in the military, possess a firearm or serve on a jury. A criminal record can disqualify you for school, employment and professional licenses.

Mr. Wellborn examines every facet of your traffic stop, arrest, interrogation and warrant, as well as physical evidence and witness or informant testimony. His works for the best possible outcome given the facts of your case: (1) dismissal of charges, (2) diversion programs to keep the conviction off your record, (3) plea agreements to less the penalties or (4) defending you at trial when pleading guilty is not an option.

Don't answer any questions or sign any statements until you have talked to a lawyer. Call Chris Wellborn immediately at 866-635-6765.