Greenville Violent Crimes Lawyer

When you face the possibility of prison it can be difficult to know exactly what to do or who to trust. At this time, perhaps more than any other, you know you need experienced, aggressive representation. You know you need honest answers and good advice.

Thomas J. Quinn has defended clients throughout South Carolina on the most serious state and federal charges. False promises have not been made nor has the truth been minimized in any discussions with clients. Each client, however, will tell you that Mr. Quinn fought to the very end for their freedom and their dignity in a system that seemed stacked against them.

Thomas J. Quinn has over 38 years experience in criminal defense. He has handled the full gamut of violent crime cases including:

The Quinn Law Office will attack every part of the prosecution's case to get the charges dismissed or reduced or to create reasonable doubt for the jury. If needed, we can re-interview prosecution witnesses and check into their backgrounds. We always want to know if they were offered a deal in exchange for their testimony. Are they lying to protect their own interests? Are there witnesses the police ignored or did not bother to find? Does the alleged victim have any reason to make false accusations?

We will explore all possible defenses because the more serious the charge, the more critical to demand that the criminal justice system honor your constitutional rights.

Not every client proceeds to trial. Pleading guilty may be difficult to accept but plea negotiations can make a major difference in the impact on a person's life. It may be possible to avoid a jail sentence or have the charges reduced from felony to misdemeanor or have the charges reduced to reflect what actually occurred and by doing so provide the best defense. We will do everything ethically possible to keep you out of jail.

South Carolina has a statute that sets out if a crime is a Felony or Misdemeanor. Additionally, South Carolina divides offenses into Serious/Most Serious and Violent/Non-Violent categories. These designations affect where you would serve a jail sentence, how much time you might do and what impact a charge can have on your future.

All crimes have Collateral Consequences – impact that the court does not discuss because it is out of their control. Collateral Consequences can impact if you can vote, where you can live and whether or not you can have a gun.

If you are sentenced to probation there are costs and conditions of that probation.

If you are sentenced to prison you can either max out your sentence of be paroled. Parole eligibility is determined by statute 24-21-610 in the South Carolina Code of Law and is different depending on your conviction. Upon release, even if a sentence is 'maxed-out', a person is required to successfully complete the Community Supervision Program.

South Carolina has a statute that sets out if a crime is a Felony or Misdemeanor. Additionally, South Carolina divides offenses into Serious/Most Serious and Violent/Non-Violent categories. These designations affect where you would serve a jail sentence, how much time you might do and what impact a charge can have on your future.

All crimes have Collateral Consequences - impact that the court does not discuss because it is out of their control. Collateral Consequences can impact if you can vote, where you can live and whether or not you can have a gun.

If you are sentenced to probation there are costs and conditions of that probation.

If you are sentenced to prison you can either max out your sentence of be paroled. Parole eligibility is determined by statute 24-21-610 in the South Carolina Code of Law and is different depending on your conviction. Upon release, even if a sentence is 'maxed-out', a person is required to successfully complete the Community Supervision Program.

Thomas J. Quinn is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court for death penalty defense and has handled death penalty cases in Ridgeland, Hampton, Beaufort, and Greenville Counties. Whatever charges you face, no one is better prepared to provide your defense.

For a free initial consultation contact me at 864-236-4631.