Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions About Criminal Law
Whether you have been charged with your first offense for a white collar crime or suspect you are the target of an investigation, the stakes are high. If you do not understand your legal options or South Carolina’s criminal laws, you risk making a mistake that could have long-term consequences.
At Christopher A. Wellborn, P.A., we represent individuals charged with a variety of offenses in courts across the state. We are committed to protecting your rights, which is why we have provided these answers to frequently asked criminal defense questions.
What Should I Do If I Am Under Investigation For Fraud?
If you believe that you are the subject of a criminal investigation, your first instinct may be to meet with law enforcement to share your side of the story. Avoid acting on this impulse because it can create legal headaches in the future. Anything that you say to law enforcement may be twisted and taken out of context, limiting your legal options.
Arrange to meet with a criminal defense attorney with experience with white collar criminal matters. Your lawyer will have your best interests in mind and will help you make well-informed decisions.
Will A Conviction Put My Professional License At Risk?
If you are convicted of a white collar crime, you could face a range of penalties, including paying steep fines, compensating victims and losing your professional license.
If you have been accused of committing a white collar crime, your professional reputation may suffer before your case goes to trial. This is why it is critical to work with a criminal defense attorney immediately.
What Is The Difference Between Federal And State Charges?
If you have been charged with committing a state crime, your case will be heard in a state court. State crimes violate South Carolina’s laws concerning crimes against the person, such as murder and assault, and property or theft crimes, such as arson or robbery. Federal crimes often include criminal matters that break federal laws, violate the U.S. Constitution or are crimes committed across state lines. These crimes will be heard in federal court.
Why Should I Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney?
Working with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney will help you safeguard your interests at each stage of the criminal process. As your advocate, your attorney will challenge evidence, seek out a favorable plea agreement, develop a strong defense and ensure that all necessary paperwork is submitted on time. The criminal process is complex to navigate. Partnering with a seasoned trial lawyer can provide peace of mind that each step is handled appropriately.
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