Criminal Defense

The most important decision you may ever have to make is choosing the right attorney to represent you.

Whether you are charged with a crime in Horry County, Georgetown County or any other County in the State of South Carolina, local Myrtle Beach Lawyers of the Yates Firm have the knowledge and skills necessary to make sure your rights are protected.

It is important that you understand what you are being charged with, the penalty, potential consequences and your available options.

Results of a criminal conviction may include losing your:

  • Job
  • Custody of your children
  • Right to travel freely
  • Right to own a gun
  • Right to privacy
Being charged with a crime or simply investigated for a crime can have a significant impact on a person’s personal and professional life. The consequences of a criminal conviction can be overwhelming and life changing. This is why choosing the right attorney to represent you is so important. That attorney should be tough, respected in his community, knowledgeable, experienced, and zealous in the search for justice.

South Carolina’s criminal defense lawyers of the Yates Firm have represented individuals from all over the state of South Carolina and United States. their experience ranges from summary level crimes such as driving under the influence and simple possession of drugs to general session’s crimes ranging from drug trafficking to attempted murder.

Myrtle Beach criminal defense lawyers of the Yates Firm provide aggressive criminal defense for his clients and a commitment to justice. They believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty and that anyone charged with a crime deserves knowledgeable, experienced and zealous representation. The Yates Firm will work tirelessly to get the best results obtainable for his clients.

The Yates Firm criminal defense practice include, but are not limited to:

  • Traffic Offences
  • Driving Under the Influence / Felony DUI
  • Possession of Drugs
  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Domestic Violence
  • Murder / Attempted Murder
  • Burglary / Robbery / Larceny
  • Sexual Assault
  • Gun Violations
  • Probation Violations
  • Bond Hearings
  • Expungements
  • And many more…
There are many stages of the criminal process and they are all important. State law enforcement are required to perform their duties in accordant with state law. Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer is essential to determining whether these duties were in fact followed. Let the Yates Firm attorneys aggressively defend you and your rights. Many factors must be examined to determine the strength or weakness of your case and they include, but are not limited to:
  • Whether probable cause was present;
  • Was there was a valid search and seizure;
  • Did you provide consent;
  • Was the arrest legal;
  • Were you read your Miranda Rights;
  • Did the officer administer field sobriety test appropriately;
  • Was the DataMaster calibrated correctly;
All of these things can factor into the strength or weakness of your case and should be evaluated by an experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer. Myrtle Beach Criminal Defense Lawyers of the Yates Firm are well-versed in all matters of the law and he is prepared to represent you and fight for you in any South Carolina Court, State or Federal.