Lead Counsel: Paul Thurmond

Charleston SC Criminal Defense Attorneys

At Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes, P.A., we know it is natural for people who have been accused of a crime to feel great anxiety about the resolution of their cases. After all, every criminal case in some manner threatens to affect the lives of the persons charged, as well as those who care for and depend on them. If you have been accused of or charged with a crime, it is critically important to find a skilled criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights. We have years of courtroom experience on both sides of the aisle. We are thorough, aggressive, and discreet. With us, you can be confident that your defense attorney has an exhaustive knowledge of the system and of criminal law. We work hard to ensure your rights are protected at every step. Each criminal defense attorney at our South Carolina law firm provides aggressive, effective representation to clients accused of felonies and misdemeanors in state and federal courts, including the following:

  • Driving under suspension
  • Aggravated assault
  • Arson
  • Bribery
  • Burglary
  • Conspiracy
  • Drug crimes
  • Drug trafficking
  • DUI defense
  • Fraud
  • Gun crimes
  • Breach of trust
  • Minor in possession of alcohol
  • Hit and run
  • Murder defense
  • Identity theft
  • Manslaughter
  • Probation violations
  • Pyramid schemes
  • Violent crimes
  • Weapons offenses
  • White-collar crimes defense
  • Criminal domestic violence
  • Criminal defense

Importance of Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney in Charleston

A criminal attorney’s ultimate goal is to obtain the best possible result for every client, whether it is through dismissal of the charges, deferment programs, resolution through victim restitution, plea to a lesser charge, or going to trial. We work closely with you to explain the criminal law charges against you and any collateral consequences that might arise. We give you straight answers and a clear understanding of what your options are so that you can make informed decisions. We know how important it is to minimize public exposure and protect your reputation when resolving the charges against you. As criminal defense lawyers, we also believe it is important not only to help with the problem at hand, but also to address other issues or concerns that might have contributed to its cause in an effort to further mitigate the potential penalties.


Based in Charleston SC, our criminal defense office is located at 15 Middle Atlantic Wharf, near Historic Charleston’s Waterfront Park. Call us at 843-937-8000 to speak with a criminal defense lawyer or contact us online.

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Thurmond Kirchner and Timbes Law Firm