Areas We Serve
Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC
Are you a South Carolina resident who has been accused of a crime? If you live in certain areas within the state, our law office can provide you with the skilled legal representation you are searching for. While the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC largely serves clients in the town of Lexington, our skilled Lexington criminal defense attorneys also represent individuals in the city of
Columbia. Furthermore, we can provide legal assistance to individuals in other communities throughout Lexington County and Richland County.
Our law office is well-rounded and able to handle various types of criminal cases. We handle allegations that involve everything from simple traffic offenses to
sex crimes. Some cases we deal with involve
violent crimes (such as
domestic violence and manslaughter), while others involve non-violent offenses (such as
property crimes and
drug crimes). Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or a felony, you will need the help of an experienced
criminal defense attorney so you can properly to carry out the best defense plan for your case.
Crime in South Carolina
The state of South Carolina has crime rates that are above the national median, both in the areas of violent crime and property crime. The state's violent crime rate is 5.72 (representing 5.72 annual violent crimes per 1,000 residents), compared to the national median violent crime rate of 3.9. The state's property crime rate is 39.04, compared to the national median of 29.1. South Carolina has a combined crime rate of 44.76. In 2011, there were a total of 209,445 crimes that occurred in the state (which included 26,760 violent crimes and 182,685 property crimes). In South Carolina, there is a 1 in 175 chance of becoming a violent crime victim and a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a property crime victim. The violent crimes measured in these statistics include assault, robbery, rape and murder. The property crimes include theft, motor vehicle theft and burglary.
South Carolina, which is located in the Southeastern United States, is the 24th most populous state and the 40th most extensive state in the nation. It is comprised of 46 counties, and its state capital—and largest city—is Columbia. Richland County is the state's second most populous county, and Lexington County is known as one of the state's and the region's fastest-growing areas. According to
2012 population estimates, the state of South Carolina has more than 4.7 million residents.
Challenging Criminal Charges
If you are currently dealing with criminal charges, don't delay in retaining the right lawyer. With the help of capable legal professional, you might be able to get a charge reduction, dismissal or acquittal. Dealing with the criminal justice system can be both complicated and intimidating. By working with the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, you can have the confidence of knowing that a capable legal professional is handling your case. We are members of multiple respected professional organizations, including the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the South Carolina Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. Call us immediately to get the defense process started! We'll provide you with a free case evaluation.