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Criminal Law

If you have been charged with a criminal violation regardless if the charge is a misdemeanor, or a felony charge under state or federal jurisdiction, your reputation and liberty may be at stake. In many cases an indictment, not to mention a conviction, could lead to a catastrophic impact on your career and personal life. Brittain Law takes every criminal case seriously as we feel there is no such thing as a minor criminal charge. Anyone accused of a crime should exercise their right to representation and should seek out representation with confidence. If you or a family member needs representation, then consider Brittain Law.

With so much at stake in a criminal case, you should choose an experienced attorney with care. The Brittain Law team is led by Thomas C. Brittain, with over 30 years of experience in Criminal Defense cases. Criminal Defense involves a wide range of potential charges. Every criminal case is approached with commitment and clarity. Our message is clear: We rigorously defend the rights of our clients.

Violent Crimes

Murder/homicide, rape, extortion, kidnapping, arson

The punishments for violent crimes are severe throughout the country no matter where you live. You could be facing years in prison, a life sentence, or even the death penalty. If you have been charged with a violent crime you need a criminal defense trial lawyer on your side. Our firm believes every person accused of a crime deserves a skilled and aggressive legal defense.

White Collar Crimes

Antitrust, securities fraud, bankruptcy fraud, mortgage fraud, bank fraud

White Collar Crimes include securities fraud, bankruptcy fraud, antitrust, embezzlement, extortion, and computer crimes. There are a wide range of white collar crimes most of which are non-violent in nature and each case is unique. However, the penalties are substantial and require an experienced and skilled legal defense to represent your interest. Brittain Law has years of experience in white-collar legal defense.

Assault and Battery

Breaching the peace, disorderly conduct, domestic violence, assault charges

The pain from an assault goes well past the physical damages caused by a stranger at a bar, or from injury by someone we love. It may cause lasting physical damages, loss of functions, and continued pain. Injuries may mean loss from work and medical expenses. A lawsuit may not fully compensate a victim for what they have lost, but a financial award can provide a large step forward towards recovery.

Driving Under Influence

A conviction for drunk driving can cause serious and life changing consequences

Convicted individuals face an automatic driver’s license suspension, a fine up to $1000, and a mandatory 48-hour prison sentence. In addition, residual effects, such as increases in automobile insurance, or loss of employment may occur. The seriousness of the crime may become quickly escalated if the charges include personal injury or wrongful death. Brittain Law has over three decades of experience in protecting the legal rights of clients following drunk driving charges.

Drug Crimes

Possession of drugs, intent to distribute, transportation

Drug related cases often become multiple charges against a defendant with possession, intent to distribute, and transportation. Drug charges can cause severe consequences to those who are charged. With over three decades of tenacious criminal trial representation, we have the experience to defend clients facing drug related charges. We are committed to fighting for our clients.

Sex Crimes

Rape, child sexual abuse, trafficking, sexual harassment

Violent crime cases, such as sex crimes, are much more likely to go to trial than non-violent crime cases. The attorney you choose should have adequate trial experience to prepare a sex crime case and the ability to relay the case to the jury. A conviction in a sex crime case is a life changing event. At Brittain Law we adjust each case to meet the needs of our clients.

Brittain Law is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and serves clients throughout South Carolina. If you have been charged with a crime, or are in need of a Criminal Law attorney, contact us today for a free initial consultation. 843-449-8562