Criminal Domestic Violence / CDV Lawyer

A Criminal Domestic Violence Attorney may be able to work with you to see that the charges against you might be reduced, diverted, or even dismissed before it ever gets to trial.  Many folks charged with Criminal Domestic Violence attempt to defend this on their own, thinking that nothing will happen because the victim has decided to "drop the charges".  Remember that law enforcement or sometimes an assigned prosecutor is in charge of the prosecution, not the victim.  Therefore it is imperative that you obtain a competent CDV Lawyer to make sure your rights are protected.

What fine am I facing for CDV in South Carolina?

For Criminal Domestic Violence in South Carolina, a person charged with a first offense can be facing up to 30 days or a $500 fine.  However, with costs and assessments, that fine can more than double!  For second and subsequent offenses, those fines, assessments and incarceration times are even more. Don't put yourself at risk of being subjected to these extensive penalties without having an experienced Criminal Domestic Violence attorney look over your case.

Will a Criminal Domestic Violence affect my ability to hunt?

A conviction for Criminal Domestic Violence can have negative impacts or even foreclose your right to possess a firearm in addition to all the fines and jail time associated with a conviction.  If you like to hunt or if you own a firearm, don't put this right at risk without proper representation by a competent criminal domestic violence defense attorney.

If you or someone you know has been charged with Criminal Domestic Violence, contact us to review your case with you. Mr. Hilton will personally appear with you at every stage of the proceedings as your Criminal Domestic Violence ("CDV") attorney to reach the best attainable solution for your case.

Summerville, Charleston, Moncks Corner, North Charleston

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Mr. Hilton was absolutely the most communicative lawyer I have encountered; we were always able to reach him with any of our concerns. His professionalism and understanding was beyond what I could ever hope for. He was able to present a great defense and free my husband and me from a false accusation that could have ruined our livelihood. I couldn't have asked for a better individual to be by our side at a very frightening time. He was trustworthy, compassionate, caring, informative, a wonderful down to earth lawyer that was able to be "tough" enough to get the right thing done. I give Mr. Hilton my highest recommendation and he will also be the first person I contact for any further needs.

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Mr. Hilton was outstanding. He solved our legal problem in short order and was most professional, honorable and caring. We will surely use his services for all future legal needs.

SM - Client

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Russell D. Hilton, Attorney at Law, LLC is located in Summerville, SC.  We serve areas in South Carolina (SC), Berkeley County , Dorchester County , Charleston County , North Charleston, Goose Creek , Summerville, Mount Pleasant, Folly Beach, Moncks Corner, Hanahan, Walterboro, St. George , Colleton County, Orangeburg County, Santee, Holly Hill, Eutawville, and surrounding areas. We provide representation for criminal law, dui defense, juvenile defense drug charges , civil litigation, landlord tenant, business law , personal injury law , real estate transactions, accidents , and general law.