Charleston S.C. Criminal Defense

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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.

Charleston Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Charleston, SC
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What is Probable Cause in a SC Criminal Case?

Any person who works in SC’s criminal courts or any person who has ever been charged with a crime has probably heard the phrase “probable cause.” But what is probable cause, exactly? Probable cause is what the police need before they can search you or your car (but sometimes a “reasonable suspicion” is enough). A ...


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FOIA in SC – Lawsuits, Attorney Fees, and Court Costs

If a public body refuses to turn over documents that are public records when they are requested under SC’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), you can file a lawsuit asking the Court to force them to disclose the documents. If a public body demands an unreasonable, prohibitive fee before turning over public records, you can ...


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Al Cannon Detention Center – Charleston County Jail Overcrowding

Charleston County, like most locations in the United States, has been dealing with overcrowding at the Charleston County Detention Center (Al Cannon Detention Center) for years… Why? Because we keep putting more and more people in jail. If the number of people we arrest and incarcerate continues to rise, jails and prisons will continue to ...


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