Consequences of a Murder or Attempted-Murder Charge in South Carolina

At the David W. Martin Law Group our criminal defense attorneys are ready to represent clients in South Carolina who have been accused or charged with murder or attempted murder. In recent years, South Carolina has seen an increase in violent crimes, including homicides and attempted murders. Here are the South Carolina cities with the highest homicide and attempted murder rates:

North Charleston has the highest murder and non-negligent homicide rate in the state, according to FBI statistics. There were 20 homicides and 62 nonfatal shootings in 2020.

In recent years, violent crimes, including homicides and attempted murders, have increased in South Carolina’s capital city, Columbia. There were 21 homicides and 70 nonfatal shootings in 2020.

Additionally, Greenville has experienced an increase in violent crimes, such as murders and attempted homicides. There were 7 homicides and 41 nonfatal gunshots in 2020.

If you have been charged with murder or attempted murder in South Carolina, you should be aware of the possible charges and penalties you may face. In South Carolina, murder is defined as the killing of another person with malice aforethought. This includes premeditated murder or murder committed while committing another crime, such as robbery.

In South Carolina, a homicide conviction may result in life in prison or the death penalty.  Attempted murder is defined as the intentional attempt to kill another person, and can also result in serious penalties, including up to 30 years in prison.

Contact Our Seasoned Criminal Defense Attorneys in South Carolina

At the David W. Martin Law Group, we recognize the gravity of these charges and their potential impact on your life. We are committed to providing effective legal representation to assist you in defending yourself against these charges and protecting your legal rights. Our seasoned criminal defense attorneys will diligently construct a solid defense on your behalf and fight for the most favorable outcome possible in your case.

If you have been charged with murder or attempted murder in South Carolina, contact us as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation and find out how we can assist you.


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108 Springs Street
Fort Mill, SC 29715-1722

Indian Land Office

1061 Red Ventures Drive, Suite 145
Fort Mill, S.C. 29707

Greenville Office

910 E. North Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Spartanburg Office

324 East St. John Street, Suite F-2
Spartanburg, SC 29302

Rock Hill Office

331 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Bluffton Office

110 Trader’s Cross, 1st Floor
Bluffton, SC 29909

Myrtle Beach Office

2411 N. Oak Street, Suite 301-M
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Mt. Pleasant Office

1240 Winnowing Way,
Suite 102 Office 1120
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466

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1501 Main Street,
Suite 507, Columbia, SC.

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