Murder Defense Lawyer
Greenville, Anderson, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Surrounding Counties
An arrest and consequent charge for murder in South Carolina carries the prospect of severe punishments. At The White Davis & White Law Firm, our experienced criminal defense lawyers and legal team has represented numerous murder suspects over the years. Please call us today at 864-231-8090 for a free consultation.
Murder Charges in South Carolina
Murder charges in South Carolina take the form of:
- Murder: the intentional, unlawful killing of one human being by another human being with malice.
- Voluntary manslaughter: the unlawful killing of another human being in the heat of passion in response to provocation. The provocation must be legally recognized. Defending one's life or the life of others may fall under this defense.
- Involuntary manslaughter: murder without malice but with reckless disregard for the safety of others. It can be defined in two ways 1) the unintentional killing of another without malice, but while engaged in an unlawful activity not naturally tending to cause death or great bodily harm; or 2) the unintentional killing of another without malice, while engaged in a lawful activity with reckless disregard for the safety of others.
In any of these situations and others, our team has the trial experience and legal knowledge to represent you aggressively. Even as someone charged with murder, you have certain rights and are innocent until proven guilty.
The Importance of an Experienced Murder Defense Lawyer
Murder convictions carry serious, life-altering punishments. Each state has different statutes regarding murder defenses, and you need an experienced and aggressive defense lawyer to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome to your case.
Sentences differ, but generally murder charges carry the possibility of:
- Death penalty
- Life without parole
- Decades in prison
- Several years in prison
These sentences are serious. The details of each case are unique, but murder defense lawyer Druanne White and our team know how to pursue the best possible path to resolving any type of murder case. She has worked as a prosecutor and as a defense lawyer, and she is experienced making arguments for self-defense, acquittal, lack of evidence and other defenses. She has an extensive background in murder cases and was called to testify on the death penalty before the US Senate Judiciary Committee.
Your future hangs in the balance. An experienced murder attorney can defend your rights and pursue the best possible outcome.
If you or a loved one has been charged with murder and you need the representation of an experienced Anderson, SC murder defense lawyer, please contact The White Davis & White Law Firm for a free consultation.