Homicide Self Defense

In South Carolina, self-defense laws can be used to protect yourself against assault charges - anything from simple assault to murder.  Self-defense can include defending yourself, a family member or your property. If you have been charged with assault, it is extremely important to contact a criminal defense attorney to understand your legal rights, potential defense strategies and how they may apply to your case.  At Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC, our criminal defense attorneys have a proven track record of success in dealing with this complex area of law.

Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey is one of the first law firms in the State to successfully use the new Stand Your Ground law to defeat criminal charges and also the first in the State to argue before the Supreme Court on the Stand Your Ground Law, ultimately winning a dismissal.  

If you think your charges involve issues of self-defense, contact us immediately to find out your rights.  

What you need to know about self defense:

Self-defense is when you defend yourself, a family member or your property through a variety of actions – often times resulting in an assault charge. Assault charges can have a wide range of penalties, many of which may be detrimental to your life and family.

Simple assault charges may result in thirty days to three years in prison with fines up to $2,500. Murder or homicide charges are much more severe, including the death penalty, life in prison or a minimum of 30 years in prison.

Self-defense may help negate or reduce your charges. 

What’s next?

If you think your charges involve issues of self-defense, it is crucial to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight for your side of the story. Contact the seasoned lawyers at Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC immediately to find out your rights. You may set up a free consultation by calling us at (864) 298-0084 or online.


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