At The Peper Law Firm, we want you to have the right answers about common questions in South Carolina. Our experienced criminal defense attorney, Mark Peper, is committed to giving you the information you need.
What are my rights if I get arrested?
If you are arrested, you have the right to remain silent and to speak to an attorney about your case. You also have the right to be told the charge(s) against you, and you have the right to notify someone of your arrest.
What should I do first?
We recommend that you do not say anything until you contact an attorney. An attorney helps ensure that your rights are protected.
Do I need a lawyer if I’m innocent?
You are presumed innocent for the entirety of the criminal proceeding, so yes, an attorney should review the charges against you and represent you in court.
Can I demand to see a lawyer?
Yes, all defendants are entitled to a lawyer. If you cannot afford a private lawyer, a public defender will be provided to you.