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Sahn Law Firm - Attorneys at Law

Berkeley County Criminal Defense Attorney

In accordance with the United States and South Carolina law, individuals who have been criminally charged are provided with certain rights to ensure they are not wrongfully convicted or punished too severely. Therefore, it is vitally important that a defendant consult and hire a seasoned Berkeley County criminal defense attorney who can not only guide and support them through the complex process, but secure their future opportunities by reducing the charges, getting the charges dismissed, or getting a “not guilty” verdict. In addition, the skilled attorney may be able to protect them from the potential severe consequences of being convicted, which include high fines and jail sentences. Ideally, a Berkeley County criminal defense attorney will begin devising a winning strategy for their client even before the prosecuting attorney has even had a chance to start working on the file.

Why Choose Michael Sahn- Berkeley County Criminal Defense Attorney

Michael C. Sahn, Berkeley County criminal defense attorney, along with his partners at Sahn Law Firm – Attorneys at Law provide their clients with aggressive and skilled representation during difficult legal situations. Whether an individual is facing criminal charges, a life-altering personal injury case, or family law matters, Sahn Law Firm – Attorneys at Law is the right choice for them. Let’s have a look at the following distinctive features which make Sahn Law Firm – Attorneys at Law stand out from its competitors:

  • Michael C. Sahn is a former local prosecutor, turned criminal defense attorney
  • Michael C. Sahn is a top-rated criminal defense attorney by peers, judges, and former clients
  • Knows the local court systems very well, having lived in the area most of his life
  • Very strong connections in the local court system
  • Empathetic and compassionate attitude towards clients
  • Years of litigation experience in the courtroom
  • Free initial consultation, including explaining the relevant laws and their prospective application to individual cases
  • Direct and honest communication that keeps clients informed about the latest case advancements

Hire A Berkeley County Criminal Defense Attorney

Having an experienced Berkeley County criminal defense attorney on one’s side will prove fruitful in getting them through whatever difficult legal situation they face. By building a strong defense, a criminal defense attorney in Berkeley County can help an individual avoid jail time and staggering fines. Every client’s case is unique, and this is something that an experienced Berkeley County criminal defense attorney will always take into consideration when formulating the strongest possible defense strategy.

When you work with an experienced, skilled Berkeley County criminal defense attorney you significantly increase your odds of achieving either a dismissal of your charges altogether or an acquittal. A strong defense will allow a criminal defense attorney in Berkeley County to negotiate with prosecutors to help you avoid jail time and staggering fines. Every client’s case is unique, and an experienced Berkeley County criminal defense attorney will always take that into consideration, to ensure that the defense strategy chosen best fits the needs of each particular client.

Overview: Four Top Benefits of Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

Valuable Connections

In the business world and in social situations, connections (who you know) are always helpful. Whether that’s fair or not, it’s a known fact that connections always help. Have you ever been passed over for a job that you knew you were extremely qualified for, and then discover that someone less qualified landed the job? They were probably connected. They probably knew someone who already worked there who ‘put in a good word’ for them. In the criminal justice system, connections also matter. When you work with a criminal defense attorney who is connected, they will have relationships with prosecutors and judges that can absolutely benefit you. Of course judges and prosecutors cannot bend the law to help you, but they have a lot of discretion over what charges can be reduced, and on sentencing options, and if your criminal defense attorney is connected he or she may be able to negotiate on your behalf and land you a better deal.

Keep It Moving

A Berkeley County criminal defense attorney can keep things moving. The court process can be painfully slow, and while an attorney doesn’t have control over the court’s schedule, he or she can certainly expedite the process. Consider the fact that your criminal defense attorney has an entire staff working with them, and they will all be working to achieve efficiency. This means that they will stay in touch with the prosecution and press to accelerate the movement of documents and court dates (to the extent possible) in an effort to get you through your trial quickly so you can return to your normal life.

Dedication To You

Your criminal defense attorney is dedicated to you from day one. From that very first initial interview, they are on your side and will stick with you through the entire process. Attorneys have a moral responsibility to defend their clients with every legal tool they have in their toolbox, and if you hire a seasoned, skilled criminal defense attorney, that will be a lot of tools. And regardless of whether you are clearly guilty of the charges or completely innocent, your criminal defense attorney will be your advocate and will work tirelessly to ensure that your suffering is minimized. Your criminal defense attorney will be dedicated to your case and your cause, and will push to get your case dismissed if possible, but if that isn’t an option then they will mount a strong defense in an effort to win an acquittal or reduced sentence. The bottom line—they will be dedicated to you until your case is completed.

Saving You Money

While it may seem odd to think hiring a criminal defense attorney, or any attorney for that matter, could save you money, it’s actually quite true. Consider the following issues. A criminal defense attorney can sometimes get a case dismissed on technicalities or police procedure errors. A criminal defense attorney may be able to get your charges reduced. A criminal defense attorney could possibly negotiate community service in lieu of jail time. A criminal defense attorney can often get court fees and fines reduced. The list goes on and on, and each of the aforementioned will help you to save money. Because if you lose wages or worse—lose your entire career—due to a conviction that a criminal defense attorney could have helped avoid or at least soften, then you are most certainly losing money. When you consider all the benefits, it’s easy to see how a criminal defense attorney in Berkeley County can absolutely save you money in the long run. As they say, time is money, but if you’re doing time, you’re definitely not making money.

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Contact Me For A Free Initial Consultation

To discuss your case with a former prosecutor who understands how the South Carolina criminal justice system works, please contact Michael Sahn, Berkeley County Criminal Defense Attorney, today at (843) 856-2222. There is no charge for your initial consultation.

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Sahn Law Firm - Attorneys at Law, located in Charleston, South Carolina, provides representation throughout Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, Daniel Island, Sullivan's Island, Georgetown, St. George, Hanahan, Santee, Isle of Palms, Folly Beach and Beaufort. The firm also represents people in the municipalities of Charleston County, Dorchester County, Berkeley County, Georgetown County, Clarendon County and Beaufort County.

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225 Seven Farms Drive
Suite 105
Charleston, SC 29492

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