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Columbia Violent Crime Lawyer

Fighting for the Accused in Columbia, SC

The team at Masella Law Firm, P.A. has a wealth of legal experience, and includes an attorney who has served as both a solicitor and as a judge in the local courts. We know how to get results for our clients, and if you have been accused of committing a violent crime we urge you to contact us for help.

Don't think that you can resolve the situation by explaining your side of the story to investigators-they already believe you are guilty and will only use what you say to build the case against you. Let our litigation skill and proven track record of success work for you!

Violent Crime Is a Serious Problem in Columbia

According to statistics provided by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the violent crime rate has been higher in our state than in the rest of the country for every one of the past 35 years-in fact the statewide rate was 150% of the national rate in 2010. Richland County had the fifth highest rate of violent crimes throughout the state. The number of violent crimes has been falling in recent years, thanks in large part to efforts of aggressive prosecutors seeking tough penalties for those who are convicted. If you stand accused of any type of violent crime, it is vital that you take action now to defend yourself against the serious criminal penalties you face.

Consequences of a Violent Crime Arrest

Being convicted of a violent crime could have a devastating effect on your future, as you could be facing time in jail or prison, as well as having a criminal record which could make it difficult to find suitable housing and could ruin your career opportunities. While some violent crimes such as assault and battery or domestic violence are punished as misdemeanors, most are felonies, including rape, robbery, aggravated assault and murder. By taking action now you may be able to avoid a conviction, as an attorney from our firm might be able to prove that you were acting in self-defense or have been falsely accused.

There are many ways to approach the situation, but you have to take the first step - call or visit our criminal defense office today!

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