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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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SC Forfeiture Laws are Unconstitutional

Horry County Court Finds that SC Forfeiture Laws are Unconstitutional

A circuit court judge in Horry County, SC, has issued an Order declaring that SC forfeiture laws are unconstitutional. According to the Greenville News Online, the Horry County Solicitor asked the court to reconsider its ruling in a motion hearing yesterday, but the court has not issued a ruling on the motion to reconsider yet. ...

special responsibilities of a prosecutor

What are the Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor?

What are the “special responsibilities of a prosecutor?” In Brady v. Maryland and subsequent cases interpreting Brady (often called the “progeny” of Brady, as if these cases are Brady’s bastard children carrying on its legacy), the US Supreme Court held that it violates due process when a prosecutor withholds exculpatory information from a defendant. More ...

does a jury verdict have to be unanimous

Does a Jury Verdict Have to be Unanimous?

Does a jury verdict have to be unanimous? In federal court, a jury verdict in a criminal trial must be unanimous. Although that is a constitutional requirement, the federal courts have not applied it to the states. Until recently, two states have allowed criminal convictions with less than unanimous jury verdicts – Louisiana and Oregon. ...

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