Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Have you been Arrested?

You can get Immediate help!


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At Shaw Law Firm, we will work hard to fight for your legal rights.  Have you been arrested or charged with:

  • Drunk Driving (DUI)
  • Driving Under Suspension (DUS)
  • Any Drug Offense or Associated Charge
  • Criminal Domestice Violence (CDV)
  • Capital/Non-Capital Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Assault and Battery
  • All Juvenile Crimes
  • Probation Violations

 Call Immediately .  Time is of the essence, do not waste your valuable time.  It can be crucial to have an attorney represent you from the initial stages of your case.

Our firm has experience handling all aspects of criminal cases from the most serious first-degree felonies all the way down to minor misdemeanors. Our firm is willing and able to take your case all the way to trial if necessary to protect your rights in any of these criminal matters.

We have won criminal trials at both the felony and misdemeanor levels for our clients.  Our firm is aggressive with respect to ALL criminal matters.  If you are charged with a crime, small or big, it is serious and you can get the help now.  Regardless of the charges against you, we will work aggressively to defend you.


Drug Crimes

Being charged with possession or distribution of drugs can often result in harsh penalties.  In certain jurisdictions, even the most minor charge of simple possession may be punishable by a jail sentence or probation.  If you’ve been charged with a drug crime, you should seek legal counsel immediately.  We will take the time to learn your case inside and out and to devise an aggressive defense strategy.
We will investigate the process by which the evidence was obtained for each charge.  In many cases, drugs are found by law enforcement during an illegal search. In these instances, the evidence obtained may not be used against you in a court of law, leading the prosecution to drop the charges. If the evidence in your case was obtained legally, our drug defense lawyers can often negotiate with the prosecution and find alternatives to jail time which may include deferred adjudication or probation.  Remember a drug conviction may result in the suspension of driving privileges.

Sex Offenses 

Sex crimes are among the most serious criminal offenses and can often result in lengthy jail or prison sentences. In addition to prison time, sex crime convictions carry a social stigma which is often impossible to erase even after you have served your time. If you have been arrested for a sex-related offense, it is essential that you contact a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney right away.  Our law firm has experience defending clients charged with a variety of sex-offenses including, but not limited to, Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC), indecent exposure, lewd acts, possession of child pornography, sexual battery, Rape and statutory rape.  We will work to ensure your rights are protected and to help maintain your privacy in order to protect you and your loved ones.  Remember some sex offenders, if convicted, may have to register quarterly as sex offenders with the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA).


When you are charged with a crime, society tends to view you in a negative light, regardless of the outcome of the case.  You are innocent until proven guilty.  The State also has to follow the laws in regards to proper arrests.  Many cases are dismissed due to police errors.

If you have questions relating to any of the below, call Shaw Law Firm now.

What can I be arrested for?

What is a Warrant?

Do I have to submit to a search or any tests?

What are my rights after an Arresst?

What is Bail?

What are my rights in Court and at a Trial?

What happens in Court? 

Can I Plea Bargain to a lesser charge?


If you are arrested, remember anything you say may be used against you in court.  You have the right to refuse to answer any questions and can stop answering any questions at any time.  Call us immediately. 

If you are arrested, do not resist law enforcement, talk back or be disorderly.  Do not CONSENT to be searched of your person or property. 

 Call Now for your FREE CONSULTATION. 


We serve York County, Lancaster County and Chester County and all cities within those counties including Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Clover, Lake Wylie, Tega Cay, York, Sharon, Hickory Grove, Indian Land, Catawba, Lancaster, Chester, Great Falls and Richburg. We also serve Charlotte and the entire surrounding region. Shaw Law Firm has a Former Prosecutor on Staff who is dedicated to representing families and individuals going through difficult situations. Divorces and persons accused of Crimes, including alcohol and drug related charges are the focus.

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