Representative Cases- Criminal Defense in Myrtle Beach
“Success is all that Matters.” Our firm’s reputation is based on our record of achieving favorable results for our clients, in and out of the courtroom. For criminal defense in Myrtle Beach, our firm has successfully obtained dismissals, often through pre-trial diversion programs, or acquittals in hundreds of criminal cases. Below you will find a representative selection of cases that Axelrod & Associates has successfully handled in courts throughout the state of South Carolina; however, it is important to understand that no attorney can ethically guarantee a result in any case. The content of this webpage should not be construed as a guarantee, nor should it create any expectation that our firm will obtain similar results in your case without reference to your specific factual and legal circumstances. No two cases are alike, and the outcome of each case will depend on the circumstances of that case, as well as the trial lawyer’s abilities.
From The HeraldOnline.com- August 31, 2015:
State vs. K.W. — “Charges of conspiracy and possession of a weapon during a violent crime against Whiteside were dropped as part of a plea deal with the 16th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. She faced up to 45 years in prison for the attempted murder and burglary charges. Prosecutors took no position on sentencing. Axelrod asked Hayes to impose a two-year sentence because of the abuse Whiteside endured as a child and the brutal life she had lived in trying to deal with that abuse. The judge settled on a sentence of 10 years.”
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State vs. P.K - Client was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and tested at blood alcohol level .20. Client’s license was reinstated after the administrative hearing was won. Charges were successfully dismissed after completion of a pre-trial diversion program.
State vs. J.K. - Client was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and refused the breathalyzer test. Client’s license was successfully reinstated after Mr. Axelrod won the administrative hearing. Client’s charges were successfully dismissed after he completed a pre-trial diversion program.
State vs. B.M. - Client was arrested for Driving Under the Influence, Seatbelt Violation, and Reckless Driving. A breath-test confirmed his blood alcohol level to be .47, almost six times the legal limit. After spotting legal issues with the case, client had the Driving Under the Influence and Seatbelt charges dismissed.
State vs. S.R. – Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence. The charge was dismissed and the client pled guilty to Reckless Driving and paid a fine.
State vs. R.H. – Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence and Driving Under Suspension. Upon negotiations with the DUI prosecuting attorney, the DUI charge was dismissed.
State vs. M.J. - Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence and Child Endangerment. After negotiating with the prosecutor, the Driving Under the Influence and Child Endangerment charges were dismissed, and client pled guilty to the lesser charge of Reckless Driving and paid a fine.
State vs. K.J. - Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence and Driving Left of Center. The Driving Under the Influence charge was dismissed and client pled to the lesser of the two charges, Driving Left of Center, and paid a fine.
State vs. R.A. - Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence. Client ultimately pled to the lesser charge of Open Container and paid a fine.
State vs. B.R.- Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence, Littering, and Failure to Maintain Lane. The DUI and Littering charges were dismissed, and client pled guilty to Failure to Maintain Lane and paid a fine.
State vs. R.L. – Client was charged with Indecent Exposure. Despite facing up to three years in prison and sex offender registry, the client paid a fine and did not have to register as a sex offender.
State v. R.F. – Client’s DUI 2nd offense charge was dismissed at preliminary hearing.
State vs. M. A. – Client was originally charged with Murder. After lengthy negotiations with the state, the charge was dismissed; the client pled to Misprision of a Felony and received a probationary sentence rather than the mandatory 30 years to life in prison.
State vs. H.J. – Client was originally charged with Driving Under the Influence Resulting in Great Bodily Injury and faced up to 115 years in prison. After lengthy negotiations with the state, client received a probationary sentence.
State vs. S.G. – After a shooting, client was charged with the Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature, a felony which carries up to twenty years in prison. After lengthy negotiations with the prosecutor and the judge, client pled guilty to a lesser offense and received a probationary sentence.
State vs. B.J. – Client was charged with the offense of Hit and Run with Minor Bodily Injury. Although he faced up to one year incarceration, client pled guilty and received sentence of a $100 fine.
State vs M.M. – Client was arrested and charged with Trafficking Crack Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine, and Possession with intent to Distribute Marijuana, and faced a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 3 to 35 years. The charges were dismissed and client pled to a misdemeanor accessory charge and received a probationary sentence.
State vs. H.J. – After an automobile accident, client was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence with Great Bodily Injury. Despite facing a possible 15 year prison sentence, client received a probationary sentence.
State vs, O.P.- Client was originally charged with Driving Under the Influence, First Offense. Charge was dismissed and client pled to the civil infraction of Public Disorderly Conduct and received a fine of $150.
State vs. M.M. – Client was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence, 1st offense. Client was found not guilty after a jury trial.
State vs. A.K. - Client was arrested and charged with Common Law Robbery, an offense that carries up to ten years in prison. After negotiations with the State, the case was remanded to municipal court where she pled to the municipal ordinance of Parties to a Crime, and received a fine.
State vs. J.Q. - Client was charged with Assault and Battery, 1st degree, a felony which carries up to ten years in prison. Charges against client were dismissed at a preliminary hearing after attorney Grant Smaldone successfully argued that there was no probably cause for the warrant to have been issued.
Please Note: Initials of the parties are used rather than full names to protect the privacy of our clients, some of whom have had their records completely expunged.