Criminal Lawyer Myrtle Beach South Carolina

Criminal Lawyers Myrtle Beach South Carolina

Criminal Lawyer Myrtle Beach SC

Criminal Lawyers Myrtle Beach SC

Criminal Attorney Myrtle Beach South Carolina

Criminal Attorneys Myrtle Beach South Carolina

Criminal Attorney Myrtle Beach SC

Criminal Attorneys Myrtle Beach SC

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Myrtle Beach Criminal Lawyer
Myrtle Beach Criminal Lawyer
Myrtle Beach Criminal Lawyer
Greg McCollum
Attorney at Law
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
PH (843) 626-5480


CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - CDV - STATE CRIMINAL PRACTICE:

The offense of criminal domestic violence or domestic violence is an allegation of assault or assault and battery between family members or people who live together.  Laws were passed to allow police officers to enter dwellings without consent and without a warrant.  Additionally police are directed to determine at the scene who is the primary aggressor and that person, based on the police officer's investigation or belief or sometimes hunch, is the person who is taken to jail and charged with domestic violence.

In all cases, a condition of bond is that the person charged is prohibited from having contact with the victim of the offense.  Since the offense is by definition between family members or people who cohabitate, this creates an emotional and often a financial strain because to obey the bond conditions requires the  people involved to live apart, often for months, while the case is pending.

At times there have been policies stating that criminal domestic violence cases could not be dismissed, but since many people who are charged are not guilty and since many "victims" do not wish to prosecute charges are dismissed by prosecutors depending on the circumstances of the different cases.  Additionally, if handled properly, bond conditions can sometimes be modified to eliminate the "no contact with the victim" conditions.

A conviction for CDV or criminal domestic violence prohibits a person under federal law from possessing a firearm, either a handgun or rifle or shotgun.  Also, if one has a conviction for CDV and is charged a second time the charge is upgraded to a second offense which carries enhanced penalties.

If you have been arrested and charged with domestic violence you should consult a lawyer by calling our office.  You have certain legal rights which we can explain to you.  Attorney Greg McCollum has handled and tried domestic violence cases for twenty five years.  Back in the early and mid 1990's he prosecuted domestic violence case for the district attorneys office and since then has defended those accused of domestic violence.  He has won jury verdicts of not guilty and has had many cases dismissed outright.

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