Moving criminal law forward

One mistake should not define your life. At Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, our attorneys are dedicated to giving the best representation possible to those accused of crimes.

The goal of our criminal law attorneys, first and foremost, is to protect your freedom. We work relentlessly to ensure that you receive the fair treatment to which you are entitled at every step of the process. Equally important, though, is our continued commitment to you and your family, to helping you put your life right with an eye toward a better future.

We represent clients at every stage of a criminal case, whether they wish to peacefully surrender if a warrant has been issued or need someone to argue on their behalf at a bond hearing. We’ll be there if they want someone standing by them as they talk to police or need a dedicated advocate with experience in the court system as the case progresses.

Help at every stage of a criminal case

Our commitment doesn’t end with the plea agreement or trial. Our criminal law attorneys continue to fight for clients as they work to rebuild their lives, representing them during parole or probation proceedings. We also help clients pursue expungements or pardons that can help give them a fresh start. We will work to restore driver’s licenses and professional licenses they need to make a living.

The criminal law attorneys at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel represent clients in a wide variety of cases involving violent and nonviolent crimes. This includes all misdemeanors and most felony charges, in South Carolina General Sessions Court and Magistrate Court, such as:

  • Attempted murder
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Domestic violence
  • Assault and battery
  • DUI
  • Drug offenses
  • Grand theft auto
  • Weapons charges

Our team includes a former prosecutor who brings an insider’s perspective to criminal law cases. She’s worked to prepare cases for the state, which gives her an insight on evidence gathering, investigation techniques and legal maneuvering. Her criminal law clients benefit from these experiences.