Criminal Law

South Carolina law can be an intimidating and frightening prospect for anyone facing criminal accusations.

At Wes Hayes Law, we offer legal expertise, along with compassion and personal attention, to help the criminally accused client throughout a criminal case in the courts of South Carolina. Our firm is equipped to represent clients in magistrate court, municipal court, DUI court, and in the South Carolina Court of General Sessions.

Whether the client is seeking to negotiate a resolution of the case through plea bargaining or go to trial, our firm is ready to defend you and protect your rights. We have the experience necessary to help our clients navigate the criminal justice system.

Criminal law is complex and often changes from one legislative year to the next; our firm strongly encourages all criminally accused citizens to consult with an attorney prior to going to court. The attorneys of our firm have experience representing clients in a variety of criminal cases. Below are a list of potential charges that our firm has experience defending.

  • Driving under the Influence
  • Driving under Suspension
  • Habitual Traffic Offender
  • Drug Charges
    • Possession
    • Distribution
    • Possession with Intent to Distribute
    • Trafficking
  • Murder
  • Attempted Murder
  • Assault and Battery
  • Assault and Battery High and Aggravated Nature
  • Criminal Domestic Violence
  • Breaking and Entering Automobile
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Petit Larceny or Grand Larceny
  • Shoplifting
  • Receiving Stolen Goods
  • Financial Identity Fraud/Theft
  • Financial Transaction Card Fraud/Theft
  • Obtaining Property under False Pretenses
  • Fraudulent Checks



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