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.

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Criminal Defense Lawyer in Charleston, SC
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PCR in SC – What is a Rule 59(e) Motion?

In Fishburne v. State, the SC Supreme Court remanded the case for the lower PCR Court to make findings of fact and conclusions of law for one of Fishburne’s PCR claims that was not addressed in the PCR order, even though Fishburne’s PCR counsel did not file a Rule 59(e) motion to alter or amend the ...

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No Jury Instructions of Inferred Malice from Use of a Deadly Weapon

In State v. Burdette, decided today, the SC Supreme Court held that trial courts may not instruct juries that malice can be inferred from the use of a deadly weapon. Period. Not ever. Although the Court’s previous decisions have held that an inferred malice instruction is inappropriate only when there is “evidence presented that could reduce, ...

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