Effective Greenville Criminal Defense Attorney Helping Those Facing Domestic Violence Charges

domestic violence settingCriminal Domestic Violence (CDV) charges in South Carolina are serious offenses resulting in misdemeanors or felonies depending on the severity of the situation. Men and women from all walks of life are often charged with CDV and face stressful and scary punishments. With over 40 years defending people accused of CDV, attorney Richard Warder has the experience and knowledge you need to mount a successful defense.

CDV Basics

Domestic violence differs from other assault due to the intimate nature of those involved. Any violent action taken against a family member, romantic partner, or someone sharing your household is considered domestic violence.

Much discretion is afforded to the arresting officers when they respond to a suspected CDV scene. Even if they did not witness the assault, they are legally able to arrest whomever they suspect to be the aggressor of the situation. This is called probable cause.

False Accusations

Because of the alarming frequency of domestic violence, allegations are taken very seriously and you could find yourself in hot water even if you are innocent. CDV charges are ineligible for pre-trial dismissal by the arresting officer or prosecutor in order to prevent victim intimidation. If you’ve been accused of committing CDV, you need an effective criminal defense attorney even if you didn’t do anything wrong.

Richard Warder Criminal Defense Attorney takes pride in standing up for the rights of all Greenville residents. If you have been accused of domestic violence in the Upstate region, contact our office at (864) 271-9955 to schedule a free consultation.