Criminal Defense

Myrtle Beach Criminal Defense Attorney

A Small-Town Practice with Quality Service

Facing criminal charges is no small matter. When your future is on the line, it’s overwhelming to have to figure out what your next steps are and how to begin fighting your charges. Perhaps you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Perhaps your involvement in the incident was exaggerated. Perhaps you simply made a mistake.

Joye, Nappier, Risher, & Hardin is backed by decades of combined experience. Although we are a small-town practice, we have established a track record of successful results due to our personal service, thorough representation, and dedicated advocacy. While we cannot guarantee any particular outcome, we can guarantee that your case will be handled with the utmost care from start to finish.

Request a consultation with our defense team by calling (843) 357-6454. We proudly serve Murrells Inlet, Georgetown County, and Horry County.

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Criminal Cases We Handle

At Joye, Nappier, Risher, & Hardin LLC in Myrtle Beach, we are staffed by a team of criminal defense attorneys with various backgrounds and areas of focus, so there is no case too big or too small for our firm to handle. We handle a wide range of criminal cases, often working on DUI cases and traffic violations but also high-stakes cases that involve large a variety of different misdemeanor and felony charges. If you were charged with a crime or you are under criminal investigation for one, it’s likely we can help, so don’t hesitate to reach out the moment you need legal counsel and representation.

Our criminal defense team can work on cases involving these misdemeanor offenses and more:

  • Magistrate level charges: Any traffic case or misdemeanor criminal offense case that can carry up to a 30-day jail sentence and/or $500 fine is handled in Magistrate Court in South Carolina. Our firm has the experience and resources needed to handle all sorts of cases that go to the Magistrate Court.
  • Domestic violence: Accusations of domestic violence are taken seriously by the court. The outcome of the case can impact your rights and freedoms, including your right to spend time with your children, depending on the circumstances.
  • Third-degree offenses: Many misdemeanors are charged as third-degree offenses. Even though third-degree offenses are “not as serious” as second- and first-degree offenses, they can still result in life-changing consequences like extensive jail time, high fines, and the loss of your important rights.
  • Possession of weed: South Carolina has not decriminalized recreational marijuana in any amount. Possession of even less than one ounce of weed can result in a misdemeanor charge with potential jail time.
  • Simple assault and battery: Don’t let the title of this criminal offense mislead you. There is nothing simple about preparing a defense against simple assault and battery charges. Let us represent you right away.
  • Disorderly conduct: Disrupting the public with behavior that is meant or likely to be upsetting, annoying, angering, or dangerous to others can be considered disorderly conduct, a serious misdemeanor crime in South Carolina.
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Whether you have questions or you’re ready to get started, our legal team is ready to help. Complete our form below or call us at (843) 357-6454.

Commonly Asked Questions

How Soon Should I Contact a Lawyer After Being Charged with a DUI in Myrtle Beach?

It is highly beneficial to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after facing DUI charges in Myrtle Beach. Early involvement of your defense team allows for more time to investigate the charges and prepare a robust response to the prosecution's arguments. 

Why Should I Choose Joye, Nappier, Risher, & Hardin LLC for My Criminal Defense in Myrtle Beach?

Choosing our firm for your criminal defense in Myrtle Beach means you'll benefit from our decades of combined experience and a proven track record of successful results. Our small-town practice prides itself on personal service, thorough representation, and dedicated advocacy. We serve clients with the utmost care and commitment.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Personal & Professional
    Our goal in every case is to establish a relationship with our clients. We believe this is the best foundation for a successful case.
  • Extensive Experience
    The legal team at Joye, Nappier, Risher, & Hardin LLC has a wide-range of legal experience in a variety of cases and situations.
  • Hometown Attorneys
    Our firm has been involved in the local community for years and we prioritize working alongside our neighbors to build a stronger community.

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