South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyer
By Russell Hilton

Prior to becoming a South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyer, I spent 14 years serving the citizens of the First Judicial Circuit in South Carolina including Orangeburg, Dorchester and Calhoun Counties.  In my 8 years there as a prosecutor he prosecuted literally thousands of criminal offenses ranging from the simplest of drug charges to the most gruesome of murders.  I know that no one wants to find themselves in a situation to where it is necessary to utilize the services of a South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyer.  However, when the time comes, you need an experienced defense attorney to help you through a tough time.

Being arrested for a crime can be a life altering experience.  Whether you are charged with a minor drug offense or a violent felony, the offense can have major implications for your future and possibly your freedom.  There are many considerations that need to be addressed from points on your license to the ability to have your criminal record or “RAP sheet” expunged when possible.

Determining which criminal defense attorney in Summerville to hire can be a difficult task. You want to make sure that the attorney you choose will be with you through each stage of the process for whatever offense you are charged with, meet with you when you have questions and most importantly, return you phone calls when you need answers.  Whether you have been arrested for a drug offense or a violent crime, we can help you by providing the best representation for your situation. 

Our firm has the experience necessary to do everything possible to avoid jail time, a criminal record and extensive fines and court costs.  Being arrested for any offense can put you in a situation of losing your reputation, financial ability, job, or even your liberty. Don't aimlessly hire a South Carolina attorney who is not well-experienced in criminal practice.

Let us help you or your family member through these tough issues and give you peace of mind knowing that you are getting quality representation. Regardless of your charge, contact us to hire a South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyer so that we may consult with you and give you a case assessment, point out your strengths and weaknesses and hopefully help you resolve a difficult matter during a difficult time so that you can move on with life.

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"Professional, Knowledgeable, Compassionate"

When I first walked into Mr. Hilton (Russell's) office, I was full of despair, confusion, and worry. He quickly made me feel more at ease. His demeanor creates a trusting and calming atmosphere. He is very knowledgeable and patiently answered every question I had before and during the entire process. He was very well prepared for all proceedings and I could not have asked for better results. I was falsely accused of a crime that could have had severe and devastating consequences for me as well as my children. Through his exceptional preparation, knowledge of proceedings, and ability to communicate effectively, Russell was able to have all charges dropped, my case dismissed, and all records expunged. I highly recommend Russell Hilton to anyone who finds themselves in the unfortunate circumstance of needing legal representation. On behalf of my children as well as myself, thank you Russ for supporting and representing me through what was a very difficult time.

David_ - Client

Highest Recommendation

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.

Anonymous - Client

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I Serve Charleston & Surrounding Areas
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.