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At Anderson Law Firm, P.A., we focus almost exclusively on criminal defense.
We are dedicated to getting you results. We have a track record for success, we know the laws and we know defense strategies that work.
We serve a wide range of clientele, and value every client relationship greatly. Each engagement benefits from the depth and breadth of our expertise. We approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding.
We fight for you!
If you're facing drunk driving (DUI, DWI) charges in South Carolina, you need a focused criminal defense lawyer who knows how to defend you against fines, jail time and a permanent record. This is especially true with multiple drunk driving convictions.
Attorney Hank Anderson has attended training with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is nationally certified to conduct standardized field sobriety tests. This gives us a unique advantage uncovering the procedural mistakes the police might make during a DUI stop.
If you blow over the legal limit on the breathalyzer test, or if you refuse to take the test, the arresting officer will take your license. The only way to get it back is an administrative hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
If you retain us to handle your DUI charge we will represent you at the DMV administrative driver's license hearing for no additional fee.
Drug charges can be complicated. Sometimes the accused really is a hardened criminal, but sometimes we're dealing with a nurse or pharmacist who developed an addiction to prescription drugs. Regardless of your situation, we believe that every person deserves a second chance and an aggressive defense.
According to South Carolina's drug crime statutes, your fines and jail time go up considerably for a second conviction, whether the prior conviction was a month ago or 50 years; there is no timetable on repeat drug offenses.
At Anderson Law Firm, PA, we have what it takes to defend you from drug charges. We focus almost exclusively on criminal defense, and stay up-to-date on the most current changes in the law. We will strive to get the charges dismissed or, in the alternative, help you get the smallest sentence possible.
Types of Drug Cases We Handle
From simple to serious traffic infractions, you need a lawyer with experience. A simple speeding ticket involves minimal fines, while a third Driving Under Suspension (DUS) conviction carries more formidable penalties. We have the experience to defend you. Since opening the Anderson Law Firm, P.A., we have build an impressive track record of success defending our clients from traffic violations and other criminal charges.
Driving Under Suspension (DUS)
If you have been caught driving with a suspended drivers license, the fines can be severe, especially with multiple convictions. For a third DUS conviction you are guaranteed a 90 day jail time sentence and a minimum of $2,100.00 in fines.
A third conviction is a lot more common than you might think. Most people need a driver's license to get to work and live your life. Since South Carolina law has a five year window for counting these convictions, it is easy to get caught driving with a suspended driver's license. The penalties can pile up quickly, contact us today to get your license back. If you have multiple convictions, we will try to knock down the prior convictions, and fight to have your charges or penalties lowered.
Other Types of Traffic Violations We Handle
Federal Criminal Defense
Federal crimes are tried in an entirely different court system than state based crimes. Federal crimes have their own rules and laws making the entire process more complicated. When you are facing federal crime charges, you need an attorney with experience and skill.
At Anderson Law Firm, P.A., we know the federal system and have a track record of success for our clients. If you are facing federal charges in the Florence or Pee Dee area, we can help you. We believe that everyone should be given a second chance, whether you have a pattern of criminal problems or you are facing your first offense. Get the second chance you need, call us for a free consultation.
Types of Federal Cases We Handle
Fighting Felony Charges
If you are fighting felony charges, you could be in for the fight of your life. Felony charges have much tougher penalties, higher fines and more jail or prison time. You need quality criminal defense representation. At Anderson Law Firm, P.A., we have the experience you need to get the charges dismissed or lowered.
Types of Felony Cases We Handle
If you are convicted of a felony you lose your right to own or carry a firearm. This Federal Law can take away a precious constitutional right. We can fight for your right to carry. We will work to reduce the charges to something less than a felony, thus keeping you from losing your gun rights. We can also work for expungement and/or sealing of your criminal record, after which time we can file for the restoration of your firearms rights.
Violent Crimes Defense
The penalties for violent crimes are harsh. South Carolina law mandates that you must serve at least 85% of a sentence that stems from a violent crime conviction.
We are ready to defend you. We will fight to get your charges dismissed. If that is not in your best interests, we will negotiate with the prosecutor to have your charges reduced, and then fight for the smallest sentence possible.
Types of Violent Crimes We Handle
Certified for Death Penalty Cases
Hank Anderson is "Death Penalty Certified," which means that he is certified in South Carolina to be lead counsel on death penalty cases. He has successfully tried and/or worked out pleas for death penalty cases and has successfully avoided the death penalty for every one of our clients.