South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney

(843) 314-4202

Proven Legal Representation for State & Federal Charges

If you are the subject of a criminal investigation or are charged with a criminal offense in South Carolina, it is vital that you retain qualified and proven legal representation. Being charged with a felony or misdemeanor has serious implications. Depending upon the crime you are charged with you could face jail time, probation, and fines. In addition, you could lose your job, your ability to drive, future employment and your criminal charges will affect your family and relationships. You need an attorney who will really work on your case to find police and legal errors, negotiate the best outcome, and fiercely defend you in South Carolina criminal court. When you need a dedicated and experienced criminal defense lawyer in Charleston, Georgetown, Pawleys Island, or Myrtle Beach, or any other part of South Carolina, Clay Hopkins will work tirelessly for you.

Effective Representation for Criminal Cases with a Principled, Practical, and Personal Approach

Facing arrest and criminal charges is not something you should do alone. A criminal record can also affect your ability to secure employment, housing, or government loans. A criminal defense case requires careful and thorough preparation. Without smart and agile representation, you may face serious punishment that could not only result in loss of your freedom, but also your constitutional rights. You need a knowledgeable, experienced attorney who understands your situation and cares about the outcome of your case. We believe everyone deserves a strong and robust legal defense and that no person is guilty unless proven otherwise. Having a South Carolina criminal defense attorney you trust on your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. 

If you are facing criminal charges, we can help. If you have been contacted by law enforcement and are under investigation for a crime, we can help protect your rights and ensure you are treated fairly under the law.

Clay Hopkins is licensed to practice law across the state and has defended clients in every type of court setting, from Municipal courts to Federal. We are ready to take your case whether you've been charged in:

  • Magistrate's Court
  • Municipal Court
  • General Sessions Court
  • Federal Court

Types of Cases Our South Carolina Criminal Defense Law Firm Handles 

At the Hopkins Law Firm, LLC, our criminal defense attorney in Charleston, Georgetown, Pawleys Island, Myrtle Beach, and the rest of South Carolina focuses on providing the best outcome available for each of our clients by understanding each detail of their case, and how it affects their life.

Each criminal charge is unique, and the severity of the charges against you will vary based on the seriousness of the alleged crime and how it was attempted or accomplished.

The solicitor's (prosecutor's) office will also consider your criminal history, and any extenuating circumstances surrounding the charges, to combine or add offenses that will need to be disputed well before your court date.

Our Charleston, Georgetown, Pawleys Island, Myrtle Beach Criminal Defense Attorney Fights For Clients Who Have Been Charged With:

Our criminal defense attorney in Charleston, Georgetown, Pawleys Island, Myrtle Beach, and the rest of South Carolina strongly suggests you speak with our lawyer during a free consultation to learn the real-time effect your charges will have on your rights and freedom, so we can build your defense accordingly.

Contact Our Experienced Charleston, Georgetown, Pawleys Island, and Myrtle Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you are accused or charged with a crime in Charleston, Georgetown, Pawleys Island, Myrtle Beach, or any other part of South Carolina, contact our experienced criminal defense attorney to schedule a free consultation by calling us at 843-314-4202 or emailing us to learn how the solicitor's office plans to proceed with your case, so we can begin building a strong defense to pursue the best outcome available for your unique charges.

Principled. Practical. Personal.

When you have to go to court, you want to know your lawyer will fight for you so you get the best possible outcome. Here at Hopkins Law Firm, our team of personal injury, family law, and criminal defense lawyers has the experience and insights needed to help you present your best case. Our team has helped many clients to protect their future. With locations in Charleston, Pawleys Island, and Myrtle Beach, we can make sure you get the counsel you need anywhere in South Carolina.