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Law Office of Grant B. Smaldone

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Charleston, SC

Attorney Grant B. Smaldone is a trial lawyer focused on criminal defense in state and federal courts in Charleston, SC, and Eastern South Carolina.

Grant takes criminal defense and your freedom seriously. He is a member of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SCACDL) and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). He is a former prosecutor, a former public defender, and he has a proven track record of acquittals and dismissals in criminal cases ranging from traffic violations to murder prosecutions.

Grant accepts state and federal criminal defense cases in Charleston County, Dorchester County, Georgetown County, Horry County, and the surrounding areas in Eastern South Carolina.

If you’ve been charged with a crime in the Charleston, SC area, call at (843) 808-2100 or fill out our online contact form to set up a free consultation to discuss your case.

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how does the sex offender registry work in SC

How Does the Sex Offender Registry Work in SC?

How does the sex offender registry work in SC? People who are convicted of a sex offense in SC must register with their local sheriff to have their information included on SC’s sex offender registry – a public, searchable database that includes the person’s name, address, photograph, physical description including scars and tattoos, and even ...


competency evaluations in summary court in sc

Can the Summary Court Order a Competency Evaluation?

Can the summary court order a competency evaluation? This question has stumped magistrates, prosecutors, and defense lawyers for as long as I’ve been practicing law. It seems basic that a court cannot try or punish a defendant for an alleged crime if the defendant is mentally ill to the point that they don’t understand the ...


ABHAN is no longer a lesser included offense of CSC in SC

ABHAN is No Longer a Lesser Included Offense of CSC in SC

In State v. Hernandez, decided October 23, 2019, the SC Supreme Court announced that ABHAN is no longer a lesser included offense of CSC in SC. Wait, what is ABHAN? What is CSC? ABHAN stands for Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature, while CSC stands for Criminal Sexual Conduct – which could ...


is it legal to mail marijuana

Is it Legal to Mail Marijuana?

Can I mail marijuana through the postal service? Of course not – for starters, marijuana is still illegal in SC and you can be charged with several crimes including trafficking marijuana or distribution of marijuana under SC state law. But what if you live in a marijuana legal state? What if you want to mail ...


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