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If you are charged with Criminal Domestic Violence, call Steve Hisker for a free consultation before making a statement to police or going to court without an attorney.

South Carolina Criminal Domestic Violence - CDV - §16-25-20

and

Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature - CDVHAN

 

In South Carolina, Criminal Domestic Violence or CDV is defined as physically harming or threatening to physically harm a household member.

 

The maximum possible punishment for CDV in South Carolina:

 

1st Offense - up to thirty days in the county jail

2nd Offense - mandatory minimum of thirty days up to one year

3rd Offense - mandatory minimum of one year up to five years

4th Offense - 1 year mandatory minimum up to 5 years in South Carolina Department of Corrections

 

If the allegations of CDV also involve the use of a deadly weapon or serious bodily injury, then the State will likely charge the person with Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature or CDVHAN.  In South Carolina, CDVHAN is a felony and carries a mandatory minimum of 1 year up to 10 years in prison.


 

It is important that you contact Steve Hisker before you appear in Family Court for an Order of Protection.  If you appear without an attorney, your statements will be used against you later in criminal court.  Also, Steve Hisker will be able to cross examine the complaining witness to elicit inconsistent testimony and weaknesses that we can use to defend you later. 
 
Conviction for 2nd offense CDV will remain on record for LIFE.

 

If your CDV goes to trial, Steve Hisker will vigorously cross examine each witness to expose the weaknesses of their testimony.

 

Did the complainant make inconsistent statements about the incident?

 

Is the complainant attempting to gain an advantage in a divorce or child custody case?

 

Was the complainant the primary aggressor?

 

Did the witness tell the 9-1-1 operator something different than the police?

 

Did the police officer prompt the witness to make certain statements?

 

If convicted you will lose your right to carry or possess a firearm.

 

 

Previous CDV Cases*

* These results are provided to show the types of cases that Steve Hisker has handled in the past.  Nothing provided should create an expectation that Steve Hisker can achieve similar results in any case.  Every case is different.  Steve will use his experience in an effort to obtain the best result possible in your case.

CDV DISMISSED
Original Charge 1: CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Court:  Greenville County Magistrate Court; Greenville, SC
History:  Defendant was charged with CDV after an altercation with his wife.  Defendant maintained that victim was the aggressor.  Defendant denied doing anything to wife and stated that victims injuries were self inflicted.  Defendant was offered PTI and refused to enter the program.  Defendant demanded a jury trial.  
Result:  DISMISSED AUGUST 2014

CDVHAN & KIDNAPPING - ALL CHARGES DISMISSED
Charges: Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature, Kidnapping
Court: Saluda County General Sessions Court - Saluda, SC
Result:  May 9, 2014. CDVHAN Dismissed at preliminary hearing after Steve Hisker cross examined the arresting officer.  After the CDVHAN was dismissed, the Eleventh Circuit Solicitor's Office dismissed the remaining Kidnapping charge. Steve Hisker had the pleasure of advising his client that he was a completely free man after facing a potential felony sentence of up to 40 years.

CDV DISMISSED
Original Charge 1: CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Court:  Greenville County Magistrate Court; Greenville, SC
Result:  DISMISSED MARCH 2014

CDV DISMISSED
Original Charge 1: CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Court:  
Spartanburg County Magistrate Court; Spartanburg, SC
Result:  DISMISSED AFTER CLIENT COMPLETED 13 SESSIONS OF ANGER MANAGEMENT - DECEMBER 2013

CDV DISMISSED
Original Charge 1: CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Court:  
Spartanburg County Magistrate Court; Spartanburg, SC
Result:  DISMISSED AFTER CLIENT COMPLETED 26 WEEK COUNSELING PROGRAM - NOVEMBER 14, 2013

CDV NOT GUILTY
Original Charge 1: CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Court:  Greenwood County Magistrate Court; Greenwood, SC
Result:  NOT GUILTY September 2013

CDV DISMISSED
Original Charge 1: CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Court:  Greenwood Municipal Court; Greenwood County, SC
Result:  DISMISSED September 2013

ALL CHARGES DISMISSED
Criminal Domestic Violence
Spartanburg, SC Magistrate Court - Spartanburg County, SC
April 2013 - DISMISSED

CDV DISMISSED
Original Charge 1: CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Court:  Spartanburg Magistrate Court; Spartanburg, SC
Result:  TO BE DISMISSED Entered 5 marraige counseling sessions November 2011

CDV DISMISSED
Original Charge 1: CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Court:  Spartanburg Magistrate Court; Spartanburg, SC
Result:  DISMISSED September 2011

DISMISSED AFTER JURY TRIAL

Criminal Domestic Violence
Court:  Hanahan Municipal Court; Charleston, SC
Result:  HUNG JURY IN FIRST TRIAL December 2010
DISMISSED January 2011

JURY TRIAL NOT GUILTY
Original Charge 1: Criminal Domestic Violence
Potential Penalty: 30 Days JAIL
Court:  Spartanburg County Maigistrate Court
Result:  1st Trial Resulted in Mistrial Due to Victim Making Inappropriate Statements
2nd Trial NOT GUILTY - September 2010

DISMISSED
Original Charge 1: Criminal Domestic Violence
Potential Penalty: 30 DAYS JAIL
Court: Spartanburg Magistrate Court; Spartanburg, SC
Result: CASE DISMISSED AFTER SPEEDY TRIAL MOTION -  July 2010

 

DISMISSED
Criminal Domestic Violence CDV
Spartanburg, SC Magistrate
DISMISSED June 2010

 

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