Shockingly, South Carolina authorities can charge you with domestic violence, even if no one gets hurt- or even touched. But that doesn't mean you can't win. South Carolina criminal defense attorney Rob Usry reveals exactly what the State's still got to prove, which it might be unable to do.


Folks we're talking about a shocking truth for some about domestic violence charges in South Carolina. You can be charged with it without ever touching anyone. It's because of the way the law was written and I'll spare you the legalese, but what it requires the state to do is prove beyond a reasonable doubt you basically scared the complainant into believing they were going to get hurt. But the state still got to prove beyond a reasonable doubt you could have legitimately carried out any threat or attempt you made. Just because you got charged doesn't mean you're going to be convicted, but on the other hand, even if you've got a seemingly easily defensible case it doesn't carry with it a guarantee of victory.

To give yourself the best shot in these cases you're gonna need an experienced criminal defense attorney you trust. For more info on building your defense why don't you call us right where you're sitting for a free strategy session about your rights and defenses. I thank you for thinking about this with me and I hope I see you soon.

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Rob is a Spartanburg personal injury lawyer. Rob also practices as a workers' compensation attorney.