South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers
In general, states divide crimes into two broad categories: felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are the more serious crimes, while misdemeanors are less serious and have less serious penalties. In addition to recognizing the difference between felonies and misdemeanors, South Carolina also distinguishes among different kinds of misdemeanors, by organizing them into three categories: Class A, B, and C. Class A misdemeanors are the most serious, while Class C misdemeanors are the least serious.
Felony cases in South Carolina are more serious than misdemeanor charges. South Carolina classifies felony charges into 6 categories or levels. These are Class A-F. These punishments can range from life in prison all the way to down to probation. Additionally, you can face thousands of dollars in fines and you would lose your right to vote and to carry a firearm.
If you have been charged with a crime in South Carolina, please feel free to call us. 704-222-7525.