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Criminal Defense Attorneys in Columbia, SC

Thompson & Hiller Defense Firm are criminal defense lawyers who only accept criminal defense cases in SC. We have offices in Columbia, SC, and Myrtle Beach SC.Learn More »
Criminal defense lawyers in Columbia SC Myrtle Beach SC

Representative Cases

The criminal defense attorneys at the Thompson & Hiller Defense Firm have obtained dismissals, pre-trial diversion resulting in dismissals, or acquittals following trial in hundreds of cases.Learn More »
Criminal defense lawyers in Columbia SC Myrtle Beach SC

Criminal Defense Lawyers in Myrtle Beach, SC

An overview of criminal law in SC and common types of criminal defense cases handled by the attorneys at the Thompson & Hiller Defense Firm including violent crimes, drug crimes, property crimes, DUI, traffic offenses, PCRs, and criminal appeals.Learn More »

SC Criminal Defense Blog: Trial Theory

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What are the Stages of a Criminal Trial?

What are the stages of a criminal trial? Although most criminal cases do not get to a trial, everything that happens in a case is informed by what a possible trial would look like. If we are likely to win a trial, we are not likely to accept a plea offer to prison time, for ...


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Involuntary Statement Suppressed by the SC Court of Appeals

In State v. Collins, the SC Court of Appeals suppressed an involuntary statement by the defendant and reversed his convictions for 1st degree arson and conspiracy. Ordinarily, we think of an involuntary statement as one that is obtained by threats and coercion. In this case, although there were threats by law enforcement, the decision seemed ...


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